Planned Parenthood Suspends Employee After Statutory Rape Coverup Video
by Steven Ertelt
December 3, 2008
Bloomington, IN (LifeNews.com) — A Planned Parenthood in Indiana has suspended an employee after a new video shows the staffer covering up a girl’s statutory rape. As LifeNews.com reported earlier, a UCLA student posed as a 13-year old girl who had sexual relations with a 31-year-old man.
On tape, the Planned Parenthood nurse acknowledges her responsibility to report the abuse, but assures the student, Lila Rose, she will not.
"Okay, I didn’t hear the age [of the 31-year-old]. I don’t want to know the age," she tells Rose.
The nurse then instructs Rose how to obtain a secret abortion by crossing state lines in order to avoid Indiana’s parental consent law and she coaches Rose on how to cover for the 31-year-old man by saying he is only 14.
She urges Rose to tell the out-of-state abortion center, "You’ve seen him around, you know he’s 14, he’s in your grade and whatever. You know what I mean."
Kate Shepherd, director of communications and marketing for Planned Parenthood of Indiana, released a statement on Wednesday responding to the video saying it has suspended the employee in question.
We are deeply concerned about the content of the video, Shepherd said.
While we cannot be certain whether this video has been altered, the apparent actions of the employee would be in violation of our strict policies and procedures. Therefore, a thorough internal investigation of this matter has begun, and the employee has been put on an immediate, unpaid suspension," the statement continued.
"Further disciplinary action will be taken if warranted by the investigation," Shepherd concluded.
This is the second video in two days showing Planned Parenthood failing to report statutory rape to authorities.
In the first video, of a Planned Parenthood in Charlotte, North Carolina, a college student tells officials she is 15 and had unprotected sex with her 30-year-old mother’s live-in boyfriend. The student tells Planned Parenthood officials the boyfriend suggested she go there to obtain the morning after pill.
The pro-life group Students for Life of America filed a North Carolina Public Records Request to find out if the Planned Parenthood location had reported the crime and learned it did not.
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