A former Planned Parenthood clinic director alleges the abortion giant hired her knowing she was undocumented, so she could "attract the undocumented immigrant community" since they know nothing of the organization or its practices.
The Christian Post (CP) reports Mayra Rodriguez worked with Planned Parenthood for more than 16 years. At one point during her tenure, she oversaw three clinics in Arizona before being fired after she reported unsafe medical practices.
Over the weekend, she spoke at the Democrats for Life of America's annual conference in Columbus, Ohio.
"For 16 years, I devoted my life to Planned Parenthood," she said. "As an undocumented immigrant, Planned Parenthood opened the doors to the American dream. …They hired me knowing I was undocumented."
Rodriguez said while working for the nation's largest abortion provider, she arranged for birth control for women and for treating sexually transmitted diseases.
The "undocumented immigrant community" knows "nothing about Planned Parenthood, just like I didn't," she said.
Rodriguez recalled her friends told her, "they care for women. … They don't care if you don't have papers, just come work."
She ultimately became the abortion director at the largest clinic in Arizona. Her promotion made her aware of what she said is "the deception of Planned Parenthood" on the abortion issue, according to the CP.
Rodriguez said the organization's officials tell "immigrants that they're welcome there: 'we won't deport you, we won't call ICE on you. But if you carry your baby and go to the hospital and you live, for example, in Arizona or Ohio or other states where they have very strict anti-undocumented people laws, you may get deported.'"
"So when you have that, what do women think?" she asked. "'Oh, I cannot have a child because I might get deported, and I could get separated from my other three kids.' … As an immigrant, I can tell you it is the worst feeling ever to know that you may have to leave this country."
Rodriguez said after she received her job promotion, she began to change her mind about the organization.
"I noticed all the atrocities. I noticed the irregularities. I noticed the malpractice. I noticed all the stuff the abortionists at Planned Parenthood hide from people. And I complained about it," she told the audience. "That got me fired and got me set up. Yeah, I was accused falsely of having narcotics in my office while I was out of my office."
After being fired in 2017, Rodriguez sued Planned Parenthood two years later and won $3 million in her lawsuit for wrongful termination under the Whistleblower Protection Act, USA Today reported.
Now she's "a dedicated pro-life activist" working for the pro-life organization And Then There Were None, which helps abortion workers leave the industry.
The Center for Arizona Policy tells more of her story below: