Major PPFA affiliate making major staff cuts amidst complaints of “inner turmoil”

By Kansans for Life

Editor’s note. PPGP is based in Overland Park, Kansas, and operates 10 health care centers in Kansas Missouri, Arkansas.and Oklahoma.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Plains (PPGP), the affiliate that operates Planned Parenthood locations in Kansas, is offering severance packages to employees in the communications, development, education, human resources, finance and public affairs departments.

PPGP locations are alarmed at low revenue numbers and looking to cut costs. PPGP states it is partially due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic but, surprisingly, admit some of it is due to their recent history of “chaos and toxicity” as a work place.

Current and former employees have alleged massive pay differences among employees, operations not being transparent, excessive upper management and even “emotional abuse” and “financial mismanagement, failing to address problems of systematic racism… and overseeing unprecedented turnover of senior staff.” In the past 12 months, about 75 PPGP staff members have left the organization of approximately 150 employees.

A former employee stated, “My biggest takeaways, honestly, from my time there was just the lack of visibility and transparency. The lack of transparency was definitely reinforced by supervisors and the executive staff.”

The discontent expressed by many former and current employees makes sense; why would an organization that makes abortion a “cash cow” care for the well being of its employees