Planned Parenthood Caught on Video Covering Up Sex Trafficking
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 2/1/11 10:24 AM
The nation’s largest abortion business has been caught in video in an undercover investigation covering up for and coaching a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers and inquiring about how to obtain abortions for the women they victimized.
The sting operation has the actors looking into testing for sexually transmitted diseases and contraception and birth control for their female underage sex slaves. Planned Parenthood officials say they want to help the pair make their whole operation “look as legit as possible.”
The pro-life student-led organization Live Action released the video footage this morning, which already received national attention when Planned Parenthood officials went public with information concerning their complaints to the FBI abut the undercover activity. The complaints were met with scoffs by those who believe the abortion business was trying to make itself look good after the fact.
In the video, the pair visit Planned Parenthood Central New Jersey’s abortion center in Perth Amboy and clinic manager Amy Woodruff, an LPN, warns the pimp and his prostitute to have their trafficked underage girls lie about their age to avoid mandatory reporting laws.
“Even if they lie, just say, ‘Oh he’s the same age as me, 15,’…it’s just that mainly 14 and under we have to, doesn’t matter if their partner’s the same age, younger, whatever, 14 and under we have to report,” Woodruff says. “Like on the paperwork there’s going to be a point that asks, uh, like are you sexually active, stuff like that … if they’re under a certain age… – you know, me and my other counselor, like for the most part we want as little information as possible – cause we don’t want to be involved…”
Woodruff also recommends how the pimp can get his prostitutes cheaper contraception by claiming they are “students.”
“If they’re minors, put down that they’re students. Yeah, just kind of play along that they’re students–we want to make it look as legit as possible,” Woodruff is caught saying in the videotape.
Woodruff also coaches the alleged sex traffickers on where to get an abortion that won’t be met with as much scrutiny, referring them to the New Jersey-based abortion business named Metropolitan Medical Association, where she says “their protocols aren’t as strict as ours and they don’t get audited the same way that we do.”
The Planned Parenthood official also coaches the alleged sex traffickers on how soon they can put underage female sex slaves back to work. The prostitute in the video asks how long after the abortion until the girls can have sex again, and, when Woodruff says “minimum of 2 weeks,” she asks what sex acts the girls could still do to make money.
“Waist up, or just be that extra action walking by” to advertise sex to potential clients, Woodruff advises.
Lila Rose, President of Live Action, a group that has also caught Planned Parenthood on tape covering up potential cases of sexual abuse of minors, lying to women about abortions, and gladly accepting donations for abortions specifically targeting black unborn children, says the actions the new video footage shows contains illegal activity on behalf of the Planned Parenthood staff. She accuses them of covering up sexual abuse, aiding and abetting statutory rape, minor prostitution, human trafficking, racketeering, and other crimes.
“This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Planned Parenthood intentionally breaks state and federal laws and covers up the abuse of the young girls it claims to serve,” she told LifeNews.com.
“Time and time again, Planned Parenthood has sent young girls back into the arms of their abusers. They don’t deserve a dime of the hundreds of millions they receive in federal funding from taxpayers. Congress must cease funding and the Department of Justice should investigate this corrupt organization immediately,” Rose added.
Planned Parenthood, in a Twitter response, shrugged off the video.
“Planned Parenthood is no stranger to the attacks of those who oppose sexual and reproductive rights. We’re still here, providing the care you need. That being said, back to business…,” the tweet said.
The videos feature a man named “Joe” acting as a pimp and an assistant named “Gia” who say they manage girls as young as 14 and 15 in the sex trafficking ring — including girls who are Asian or speak very little or no English. Some of the girls are allegedly in the United States illegally.
“One, minors are always accepted without parental consent,” the Planned Parenthood staffer responds. “The only thing you do have to be careful is if they are minor, we are obligated, if we hear any certain information to kind of report, so, the first thing that is, what if they do speak English or even Spanish, it doesn’t matter what they speak – if we’re going to have it translated, they just have to be aware, that they have to be careful with whatever – you know, I’m not going to be like leading — I’m don’t want to get anybody in trouble, it’s just…”
Sex trafficking is punishable under federal law and carries a potential life sentence, the organization notes. As a result, Live Action has sent the unedited footage it obtained at Planned Parenthood to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, NJ Attorney General Paula Dow, officials at the FBI and other law enforcement officials. The group requests federal and state investigations into Planned Parenthood’s sexual abuse and sex trafficking cover up.
When the information first surfaced about the sex trafficking coverup, Planned Parenthood officials told the Associated Press at least 12 of their abortion centers were visited by a man claiming to be a sexual trafficker of women who request abortions be performed on presumably pregnant clients. The clients, the man says, are either in the United States illegally or are minors. The man reportedly first inquired about treatment for a sexually transmitted disease and then detailed the alleged sex trafficking ring once granted a private conversation with Planned Parenthood staff.
The visits to the Planned Parenthood abortion centers reportedly occurred between January 11-15 at facilities in Virginia, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Arizona.