By William Mahoney, PhD
Afaxys Pharmaceuticals sells birth control products…and is connected to Planned Parenthood in ways PP would rather keep quiet.
How do we know?
Well, for starters, Planned Parenthood has itself said so. The Strategic Plan for Planned Parenthood of Western PA 2013-2016, which was approved by the board of directors on November 14, 2012, referred to Afaxys as a “Planned Parenthood affiliated company.”
This statement can be easily corroborated by taking a quick look at some of the people involved in creating and running Afaxys:
Ronda Dean worked for three years as vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and left in 2008 to become cofounder, president, and CEO of Afaxys.
Christine Charbonneau, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, was a cofounder of Afaxys, and is chair of Afaxys’ board of directors.
Sarah Stoesz was CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and is a cofounder of Afaxys.
Linda Williams, CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, has been a board member of Afaxys since 2009.
Don Boychuk formerly held CAO, COO, and CFO positions at Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (2005-2014) and left in 2014 to become the national account manager at Afaxys Pharmaceuticals.
Lori Carpentier, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Michigan, served first as a member and now chair of 416 Holdings, Inc.—the parent company for Afaxys Pharmaceuticals.
There is no doubt that a Planned Parenthood – Afaxys connection exists; but why does PP want this?
Probably because Planned Parenthood and (Afaxys)—its “affiliated company”—are now involved in every step of the birth control supply chain from manufacturing to selling to the public sector. Also, Afaxys only allows clinics (like PP clinics) that qualify for taxpayer funding to purchase its birth control products.
It would seem, therefore, that this PP-Afaxys connection is intended to give PP investors and executives access to future taxpayer monies.
Stay tuned for more on this sordid affair as we continue to investigate it and make sure to download American Life League’s free report that provides many more details at pp-connection.com