More Details Emerge in UCLA-Planned Parenthood Abortion Rape Coverup

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 10, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

More Details Emerge in UCLA-Planned Parenthood Abortion Rape Coverup

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 10
, 2007

Los Angeles, CA (LifeNews.com) — More details are emerging in a case where a counselor at the UCLA student health center advised a pregnant student to have an abortion. The woman in the case, a pro-life student posing as a pregnant teenager, says Planned Parenthood attempted to advise her to disguise statutory rape.

In an undercover investigative story for a student-run newspaper, UCLA student Lila Rose posed as a pregnant 15 year-old and entered a Santa Monica Planned Parenthood.

She told officials there that a 23 year old man had impregnated her and her article in The Advocate newspaper says PP staff assured Rose that if she said she was 16 or older, they wouldn’t have to report the rape.

The abortion facility staff encouraged her to "figure out a birth-date that works," to obtain the abortion and avoid getting the man in trouble with the police.

"California’s mandatory reporting laws for statutory rape are supposed to protect pregnant minors," Rose told LifeNews.com in a statement Thursday.

"Underage girls are being targeted by predators, and Planned Parenthood is busy covering up the evidence. How many other rapes has this one clinic covered up?" she asked.

The story appears in the second issue of the newspaper and the first one had details about the UCLA case.

In that situation, the counselor told Rose, who again claimed to be pregnant, that the college has no resources available for students keeping their babies. The counselor also encouraged the student to get the state health system to pay for the abortion.

The advice came from Ann Brooks, nurse practitioner and counselor at the UCLA Health Center.

Rose said the counseling was entirely aimed at encouraging an abortion — thinking that was the only option to help her stay in school.
The student said Brooks also advised her to use Medi-Cal to fund her abortion with taxpayer funds.

"I have a place I can send you where they will get you signed up for Medi-Cal coverage and they just don’t ask," the counselor reportedly said.

Brooks allegedly said Rose should have an abortion because of a lack of support for pregnancies on campus and the discomforts of pregnancy.

"Most of the students I talk to terminate their pregnancies," Brooks said, describing the unborn child as "a collection of cells."

She added that Rose could expect "physical difficulties" during pregnancy and the "embarrassment of your classmates" as a pregnant student living in the school dorms.

Brooks said "UCLA doesn’t support people who are pregnant and make things easier for them necessarily."

In comments to LifeNews.com on Thursday, Rose said UCLA has use articles in the Daily Bruin, the official campus newspaper, "as a front to defend its image as an unbiased, plentiful pregnancy care resource."

"When women are given politically charged opinions from their counselor, and told that abortion at UCLA is the most feasible option for them, there aren’t many ‘choices’ open for women. The administration is choosing for women, putting them in a situation where their only choice is to abort," said Rose.

Rose hopes that the second issue of The Advocate will open eyes to the need for better pregnancy counseling and pregnancy resource awareness and put pressure on the school to correct these deficiencies.

Related web sites:
The Advocate – https://www.laadvocate.com