District of Columbia Planned Parenthood Caught Aiding Sex Trafficking
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 2/10/11 12:40 PM
Planned Parenthood abortion centers in three states have been caught on undercover video footage ignoring alleged sex traffickers and a new audio file Live Action released today adds a District of Columbia abortion clinic to the list.
The audio of the visit by two people engaged in a sting operation at the Planned Parenthood abortion business finds Planned Parenthood officials more than willing to aid and abet a self-identified sex trafficker exploiting underage girls, including girls from other countries.
A woman posing as a prostitute and “manager” of young girls for “sex work” meets with a staffer at Planned Parenthood’s Egypt Center on Minnesota Avenue, NE, in Washington, D.C. The Planned Parenthood staffer counsels the sex trafficker on how to get the girls tested, the best way for them to get an abortion and how to work the system if they don’t have health insurance.
One excerpt reveals the Planned Parenthood staffer willing to help waive insurance requirements for the victimized teens.
PP: Um, but I would recommend them come in all alone with this I mean, it doesn’t matter if it’s on the same day, their slots-
Prostitute: Oh, ok
PP: just make them appointments, and if they don’t have insurance-
PP: Because they’re teens, we’ll put them under the teen thing –
Prostitute: Ok, teen years have teen servi-services
PP: Yeah and we’ll waive like a $5 or $10 donation with them.
Another excerprt shows the Planned Parenthood staffer, who knows the girls are underage and victims of the sex trade, willing to arrange abortions.
Prostitute: And then the same thing maybe if they need an abortion or something?
Well, what’s the process for that?
PP: For that, we don’t do it but we give referrals to the other ones –so on the card -
Prostitute: Oh, on the card, yes –
Prostitute: Oh, ok
PP: Yeah, I just, I know that they have reduced fees through, um, people that’s, like you know, low income. It’s normally $297, for actual procedure.
Prostitute: Ok, a hundred- $297?
PP: Yeah, yeah they take it down, from-
Lila Rose, the president of Live Action, said the latest audio is just another example of the pattern of behavior of Planned Parenthood officials going against their stated support for women by allowing sex traffickers to abuse them and receive help from Planned Parenthood to subject them to abortions and victimize them further.
“The pattern in DC, just miles from Capitol Hill and the White House, is clear: presented with information that underage girls are being exploited for commercial sex, Planned Parenthood’s again shows its willingness to aid and abet sex traffickers,” Said Lila Rose, president of Live Action. “An institutional crisis has consumed Planned Parenthood at the highest levels. The reason their story has changed five times in reaction to our investigation is because they know they’re guilty.”
“Sex trafficking in the U.S. has increased dramatically in recent years, and the pattern revealed by our investigation shows sex traffickers have no better friend than Planned Parenthood. Untold damage has already been done to countless girls and young women, whose safety and health are clearly at risk because organizations like Planned Parenthood provide confidentiality and safe haven for sex traffickers,” Rose said.
Since February 1, 2011, Live Action has released footage from New Jersey, Virginia, and New York Planned Parenthood clinics, all of which have been met by an ever-changing defense from Planned Parenthood.
The sting operations revealed Planned Parenthood center staffers were willing to provide assistance to alleged operators of a sex trafficking ring — ranging from helping them arrange abortions for the underage girls they said they were victimizing to showing them how to avoid scrutiny and skirt parental involvement laws. The videos covered Planned Parenthood centers in Richmond and also other centersin Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Falls Church.
Live Action also filmed Planned Parenthood staff helping sex traffickers in New Jersey — and the nurse who aided the alleged traffickers there has already been fired while the state health department is looking into the problems further.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has already received the full, unedited footage of the Planned Parenthood expose’ videos and he told CBS 6 WVTR in Richmond that they are “shocking.”
Live Action has previously released more than a dozen hidden camera videos from ten states. This body of visual evidence shows several alarming patterns of illegal Planned Parenthood activities including cover-up of sexual abuse of minors, the skirting of parental consent laws, citing unscientific and fabricated medical information to manipulate women to have abortions, and Planned Parenthood’s willingness to accept donations earmarked to abort African-American babies.