Activist Releases Full Video Showing Planned Parenthood Abortion-Rape Coverup
by Steven Ertelt
January 14, 2009
Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) — A UCLA student who took investigative footage of staff members at an Indiana abortion business covering up statutory rape has released the full, unedited version of the film. Lila Rose took the video footage showing the staff member also telling her that she could go out of state for a secret abortion.
The footage resulted in a staff member resigning from the Indianapolis Planned Parenthood facility and it may led the state attorney general to launch an investigation.
Rose has not released the video footage to show the story in real time, as Planned Parenthood employees met the UCLA student investigative journalist who posed as a 13-year-old.
They heard her describe how a 31-year-old man had impregnated her and, once in the counseling room, a Planned Parenthood nurse assured Rose that she would not report the statutory rape and instructed her how to obtain a secret abortion across state lines.
Planned Parenthood called on Rose to release the full footage of the incident and, in return for doing so, Rose told LifeNews.com that she challenges Planned Parenthood of Indiana to also show transparency.
In an open letter Rose recently sent the abortion business, she requested that Betty Cockrum, president of PPIN, disclose her organization’s data on how often it provides services to girls under the age of 14 and how often it has reported these cases to Child Protective Services. The organization has not responded.
"If Planned Parenthood has concern for the children of Indiana, as they claim, why don’t they disclose the statistics that will help law enforcement apprehend the scope of the problem? We are willing to be open and transparent about our methods and activities because we have nothing to hide," Rose said. "Can Planned Parenthood of Indiana say the same?"
Rose bemoans the fact that Planned Parenthood of Indiana has tried to keep the matter private, promising a "thorough internal investigation."
She urges state officials to conduct a thorough investigation into the abortion business’ handling of statutory rape cases.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana has pledged to have Prevent Child Abuse of Indiana review its policies, but Rose says the two groups have a significant number of internal ties that cast doubt on the review.
PCAI lead Prevention Specialist, Carol Pool, worked for Planned Parenthood of Indiana as an educator for thirteen years, she told LifeNews.com.
"Planned Parenthood tacitly approves of child-adult sexual relations so long as the older man can keep the matter private by getting the girl to have secret abortions. This is a fact Planned Parenthood does not let out of its own circles," Rose said.
The full footage released today, as well as previously released clips from Indianapolis and Bloomington, are part of the "Mona Lisa Project," sponsored by Rose’s group Live Action Advocates.
The full video footage, released today, is available at:
Previously released footage can be found here:
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