SEIU, Planned Parenthood Join Forces in Oregon

Elisabeth Meinecke
Posted: Aug 17, 2011 1:43 PM

There are two ways to look at this news from John Ransom of Townhall Finance and Steven Ertelt of regarding workers at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Oregon deciding to unionize with the SEIU: they may become less effective (a good thing), or it's a case of two of conservatives' most nightmarish entities melding together.


Officials with the local abortion business opposed the move, citing increased costs, with the Portland Mercury reporting:  “In multiple emails, [Planned Parenthood CEO David] Greenberg told employees to weigh the arguments and make up their own minds. But in an email dated July 19th, he writes that the union may be promising more than it can deliver and says, ‘I hope you will not vote to have SEIU represent you.’”