Planned Parenthood Employee Resigns After Abortion-Rape Coverup Video

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 28, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood Employee Resigns After Abortion-Rape Coverup Video

by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 28
, 2008

Indianapolis, IN ( — A staffer at an Indianapolis Planned Parenthood abortion business has resigned after a video showed her covering up an apparent case of statutory rape. The resignation comes on the heels of the firing of a staff member at a Bloomington, Indiana Planned Parenthood following a similar expose’ video.

In total, three videos have appeared in recent weeks showing the nation’s largest abortion business failing to protect young girls in cases of sexual abuse.

In this most recent case, two Planned Parenthood employees say they "don’t care" about the age difference between a 31-year-old man and the 13-year-old girl he was reported to have impregnated.
"We don’t really care about who, what, the age of the boyfriend," the unnamed Planned Parenthood staff member says.

A second Planned Parenthood counselor adds, "I don’t care how old he is."

Planned Parenthood of Indiana spokeswoman Kate Shepherd has recently confirmed one of the two employees resigned.

She also released a statement saying the abortion business is committed to following state law, which requires the reporting of any suspicions that an underage person has been a victim of sexual abuse.

“It’s always been our policy to report as the law requires," Betty Cockrum, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood of Indiana, said in the statement.

"This anti-choice group captured two incidents in which PPIN workers appeared not to follow that policy, but that is two too many. Our standards of care are very high –that’s why we’ve already made changes to tighten procedures and reinforce our reporting policies with all heath center staff across the state," she added.

PPIN also says it has asked pro-life advocate Lila Rose, a UCLA college student who took the two Indiana undercover videos, to release any footage that may not have yet been made public so it can take appropriate actions.

Like the staff member Diana at the first Indiana Planned Parenthood exposed on tape, the staff at the Indianapolis facility tell Rose that she can get an abortion in another state without her parents knowing: "The surrounding states don’t have parental consent. I can’t tell you anymore."

The videos could widen an investigation the Indiana attorney general may conduct.

A previous videotape showed a Planned Parenthood staffer named Diana telling Rose, who posed as a 13-year-old girl who had sexual relations with a man more than twice her age, that she didn’t want to know any more about the incident.

As was the case with the Planned Parenthood facility in Bloomington, the Indianapolis abortion center apparently did not report the sexual abuse to state authorities as required by Indiana law.

Although the Bloomington abortion center fired its nurse, Rose said this is not an isolated incident.
"We have more videos documenting this pattern of law-breaking within Planned Parenthood. There are actual cases all across the country where their failure to follow state statutes has allowed predators to continue their sexual abuse of young girls," she told

The new footage is the second video in Live Action Film’s "Mona Lisa Project," a series of investigations documenting abuses at Planned Parenthood facilities when it comes to protecting young girls.

Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Lakeville, has called for Attorney General Steve Carter and the Family and Social Services Administration to investigate. She also wants the state to end any contracts with Planned Parenthood.

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