Planned Parenthood’s Steve Trombley in Aurora, IL in 2007 [Photo by J.T. Eschbach]
This week, New Hampshire became the latest state to break ties with Planned Parenthood—more evidence that the fierce pro-life campaign this past spring to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level was worth it. The U.S. Senate may not have had the guts to strip the nation’s largest abortion provider of their massive federal subsidy, but state governments have stepped in to do the job instead.
The state’s Executive Council voted Wednesday not to fund a contract with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE). Among the concerns cited by councilors in an article in the New Hampshire Union Leader was the fact the PPNNE’s CEO earns a salary in excess of $250,000.
Trouble Follows Trouble to NH
That CEO is none other than Steve Trombley, formerly the CEO of Planned Parenthood Illinois (PPIL), who was at the helm when the notorious Abortion Fortress of Illinois was constructed and opened under a cloud of controversy in Aurora, Illinois, in fall 2007.
It was speculated back then that Trombley would lose his job at PPIL, since his handling of the Aurora project had caused such a backlash—including my libel suit against him and PPIL. But he managed to stay on at PPIL until about a year ago, when he was transferred to PPNNE, based in Vermont.
When I heard about the transfer, I couldn’t figure out whether it was a promotion or a demotion. My guess was that Planned Parenthood moved Trombley out to liberal New England because he’d be less likely to screw up out there.
If that was the plan, it seems to have backfired, with PPNNE losing it’s contract with New Hampshire. What will become of Trombley now?