'That's how we're making our money' - Shocking details behind abortion industry

Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson joined Glenn on his TV show Thursday to share her experience working for an organization now notorious for being accused of selling baby parts harvested from abortions.

Johnson worked at Planned Parenthood for eight years, receiving employee of the year award in 2008. In April of 2009, she sat at the head table of Planned Parenthood's annual gala, with the winner of Planned Parenthood's most prestigious Margaret Sanger Circle Award - Hillary Clinton.

Describing the experience as being on "cloud nine," Johnson told Glenn at the time, she believed what they were doing at Planned Parenthood was to help promote "reproductive rights."

Her perspective started to change in August of that year, when she looked at a budget showing the quota for abortions was doubled from 2009 to 2010.

"I thought there was a mistake," Johnson said. "Here at Planned Parenthood we say that we want to reduce the number of abortions, so why would they double our quota?"

When Johnson approached her supervisor with the question, she said her supervisor started laughing, saying, "That's how we're making our money." She went on.

"We see that clearly just from the testimony that Cecile Richards gave two days ago, where she said 86% of their non-federal revenue is abortion revenue," Johnson said.

Watch the dialogue below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

ABBY: I saw that they had doubled our quota for abortions. We had a quota that we had to meet every month. I saw that they had doubled it from 2009-2010.

I thought well, that must be a mistake because here at Planned Parenthood we say that we want to reduce the number of abortions, so why would they double our quota? That doesn’t make sense. I said that out loud to my supervisor, and she just started laughing. She said why would we want to reduce the number of abortions? That’s how we’re making our money. We see that clearly just from the testimony that Cecile Richards gave two days ago, where she said 86% of their non-federal revenue is abortion revenue.

GLENN: And the rest of their revenue really is kind of, I mean, because don’t you count a lot of things that are associated with the abortions also, separate from the abortion? Aren’t some of the procedures that you do, there’s the abortion you make all that money, but then there’s all the other things that are surrounding that abortion that also make you money, right?

ABBY: Right. So, like the follow-up appointment, that’s going to make us money. If they come in before for pregnancy verification, that’s going to cost, that’s going to make money for us.

GLENN: Most of it is tied in. If 86% is going right to the abortion, maybe another 5% to 10% is the surrounding services?

ABBY: Well, Planned Parenthood is basically willing to be a loss leader in family planning, in their family planning services. They’re willing to lose money there because they make up for it in the cost of the abortions that they provide.

GLENN: How were they suggesting that you double the amount of abortions?

ABBY: Well, like I said, turning every client visit into a revenue generating visit, not letting a pregnant woman walk out the door without selling her on an abortion. And then we started offering free pregnancy tests. We thought if we offer them free pregnancy tests, we’ll see more pregnant women coming in. Planned Parenthood is marketing to these abortion vulnerable women, and they’re doing a very good job at it.

GLENN: Did you know about the selling of the body parts?

ABBY: Yeah, we did that at our clinic.

GLENN: How did you feel about that?

ABBY: At the time, I felt like well, if there’s money to be made, then we should make it. We made $200 per baby that we sent to the lab.

GLENN: Did the moms know you were making money on their babies?

ABBY: No. They did sign a consent, but they didn’t know that we were being compensated $200.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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