Planned Parenthood of Arizona Will Investigate Abortion-Sex Abuse Coverup

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 5, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood of Arizona Will Investigate Abortion-Sex Abuse Coverup

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 5
, 2009

Tucson, AZ (LifeNews.com) — Officials with Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona say they plan to investigate a new videotape showing a staff member covering up a case of alleged sexual abuse. A new video released earlier this week shows a Planned Parenthood abortion facility engaging in potentially illegal conduct.

The new Arizona video features UCLA student Lila Rose, who has become an undercover investigator of sorts by going to abortion centers and posing as an underage girl who has had sexual relations with a much older man.

Rose and her friend Jackie Stollar enter a Tucson Planned Parenthood clinic where Rose tells the nurse that Stollar, posing as a 15-year-old, is pregnant by her 27-year-old boyfriend.

The nurse disregards the age difference and goes as far as cautioning Stollar not to bring her "boyfriend" before the judicial hearing required in Arizona to waive parental consent for an abortion.

On Thursday, PPSA spokeswoman Joline Nestor said Planned parenthood officials will look into the incident and the six-minute-long video.

"We’re not taking it lightly," Nestor told the Tucson Citizen newspaper. "It’s concerning to see something like this."

Nestor also told the paper that she thinks the video may be too low in quality to yield much information about what happened.

"It’s concerning with how choppy it is and we can’t tell what is going on," she said.

Meanwhile, in an official press statement, Rachel Chánes, vice president of Community Services for Planned Parenthood Arizona, said, "We are conducting an internal, fact-based review to ensure that all our high standards of care and legal obligations have been met."

Rose has indicated she will not release the full tape to Planned Parenthood officials, but it making it available to state and local authorities.

Rose contends the negligence shown by the Planned Parenthood staffer is unlawful.

"Is he not a minor?" the Planned Parenthood nurse, who identifies herself as Araceli, asks.

When Rose says, "He’s 27," the nurse urges the girls not to bring him to the hearing: "I wouldn’t take him with me, no. I mean: don’t take him."

The video provides what Rose says is more evidence of a multi-state pattern of abuse and disregard for laws designed to protect minors by having medical personnel report alleged cases of statutory rape to state or local officials.

"These videos demonstrate that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, is entrenched in an organization-wide policy of circumventing state law and covering up the sexual abuse of young girls," Rose told LifeNews.com on Tuesday.

"Our footage gives the Arizona public and law enforcement a rare window into Planned Parenthood’s careless abortion-first ideology," Rose stated. "With abortion as their first and only solution for the abused victim, Planned Parenthood assists sexual predators by violating the very Arizona state laws that protect children."

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