Planned Parenthood Is Facing Criticism for Its Treatment of Pregnant Workers

December 21, 2018

(Vox) – Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care to millions of Americans every year, including helping many patients have healthy pregnancies. But multiple employees at the nonprofit say that when they were pregnant or had just given birth, they faced workplace discrimination, including bosses who ignored their medical needs, as Natalie Kitroeff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg of the New York Times reported on Thursday. Most Planned Parenthood health centers do not provide paid parental leave for employees, forcing one employee to turn to crowdfunding to pay her baby’s medical bills.

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