Planned Parenthood Research Organization Fires VP for Sexual Harassment
A research organization that works on behalf of Planned Parenthood has fired its Vice President for Domestic Research after allegations of sexual harassment.
“The Guttmacher Institute has a longstanding commitment to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights for all,” said the Guttmacher Institute in a statement. “But within our own organization, we are confronting the reality that we have failed to protect our staff as we work toward that guiding principle. For that, we apologize. Through an internal investigation with guidance from our legal counsel, it has become clear that a member of our senior staff, Dr. Lawrence B. Finer, has engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior against a number of current and former Institute employees. We have put an end to this unacceptable behavior and are taking concrete steps to prevent it from happening again.”
Guttmacher was formerly part of Planned Parenthood.
Finer was accused of harassment on June 15 and placed immediately on leave. He was fired one week later.
“As part of our commitment to the safety and well-being of our staff, and to addressing our failure to live up to our institutional values, we will conduct an independent and thorough review of our practices and policies,” the organization said. “We will hold ourselves—and expect others to hold us—accountable to do so in this situation as well.”
According to Life Site, “Guttmacher is widely quoted in the mainstream media as an authority on a multitude of abortion and contraception stories.”
This story hits during what has been a tumultuous month for the abortion industry. On June 15, Planned Parenthood was exposed for providing abortions to girls as young as twelve, and failing to disclose signs of statutory rape to law enforcement. Six days later, Indiana Right to Life called for investigations into multiple abortion providers in the state, accusing them of failing to report abortions provided to minors, as required by law.
For supposed feminism activists, abortion groups are doing a poor job protecting young women from predators.