August 31, 2020

Planned Parenthood Adds “Abortion Patient Navigator” Staff Position

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Planned Parenthood recently created a new staff position at abortion clinics throughout the country. “Abortion Patient Navigators” will work to ensure that women who might not otherwise have an abortion due to obstacles like transportation needs, parental consent laws, and personal reservations still come in to complete an abortion.

According to Planned Parenthood, these staffers serve to “guide the patient through the abortion care system” to overcome “obstacles” to abortion. The duties of patient navigators can include pro-abortion counseling, helping minors find attorneys who will help them get around parental consent laws, and helping clients register to vote (presumably for pro-abortion candidates).

A job listing for an Abortion Navigation Program Manager for Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois says that “the ultimate goal of the AB Navigation Program Manager is to relieve as much of the logistical and practical burdens from the patient as possible, such that the path to obtaining high-quality, patient-centered abortion care is as clear and smooth as possible.”

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