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Obama Still Ignores Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Issues

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 9/6/11 1:53 PM

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The Obama administration recently posted a new document to the White House web site touting its efforts to combat sex trafficking in the United States. But the document ignores Planned Parenthood — the abortion business where undercover investigations earlier this year revealed staff willing to arrange for abortions for sex traffickers.

Tom Perez, the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the US Department of Justice, authored the document, “Protecting the Rights of Women and Girls.”

“Human trafficking — the equivalent of modern day slavery — is an affront to human dignity, and goes against everything our country stands for.  And yet, it occurs in so many communities; workers are exploited for labor behind closed doors, hidden from the public eye.  This includes horrific incidents of sex trafficking, where women and girls are forced into prostitution, often after being lured from other countries with promises of legitimate employment and better lives,” Perez says.

That description perfectly describes the sting operation that took place at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. In the video, actors inquire about testing for sexually transmitted diseases and contraception and birth control for their female underage sex slaves, who they describe as coming from out of the country. Planned Parenthood officials say they want to help the pair make their whole operation “look as legit as possible.”

The clinic manager, Amy Woodruff, an LPN who has since been fired, 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.

Live Action, which filmed the New Jersey video, filmed numerous other videos showing staff at Planned Parenthood abortion centers engaging in similar actions supporting and helping admitted sex traffickers with abortions, birth control and STD testing. But none of that makes its way into the White House document on the Obama administration’s efforts to combat sex trafficking.

That is upsetting to Marie Tasy, the head of New Jersey Right to Life, who told LifeNews:  “The Obama administration condemns human trafficking and sex trafficking of young girls as “the equivalent of modern slavery” and calls it “an affront to human dignity” and says it “goes against everything our country stands for,”  yet it has been silent and refused to act to enforce the law against Planned Parenthood, an organization that has repeatedly been caught on video willing to aid and abet in the sex trafficking of minors.”

“It is the height of hypocrisy and irresponsibility for the Obama administration to claim that the Justice Department is committed to the aggressive prosecution of sex trafficking and then fail to enforce the law against an organization that was caught on videotape repeatedly aiding and abetting the sex traffickers of minors,” she said.

The Obama administration ignored the actions of Planned Parenthood staffers on videos and Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration would not prosecute anyone involved in assisting the alleged sex traffickers.

Obama himself essentially avoided a chance to condemn Planned Parenthood in an interview with NBC.

Tasy says Obama’s administration is more interested in prosecuting pro-life people — something Planned Parenthood supports –  than Planned Parenthood staffers helping sex traffickers.

“Instead of enforcing the law against Planned Parenthood, the Obama administration has boasted stepped up enforcement of the FACE law as one of the ways it is protecting women,” she said. “This statement by the Obama administration shows that their actions are driven by ideology and not concern for women and young girls who are victims of these horrific crimes.  We challenge the Obama administration to reverse course and do what’s right for the young girls and women of this country by launching an immediate investigation of Planned Parenthood and ending all taxpayer funding to this organization.”