Video Shows More Planned Parenthood Abortion Centers Hiding Statutory Rape

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 18, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Video Shows More Planned Parenthood Abortion Centers Hiding Statutory Rape

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 18
, 2009

Phoenix, AZ (LifeNews.com) — Two more Planned Parenthood abortion centers have been caught on camera covering up potential cases of statutory rape. These are the fourth and fifth Planned parenthood facilities where staff members have failed to provide proper followup on underage girls who have possible become victims of sexual abuse.

The latest expose’ is part of a campaign orchestrated by UCLA student Lila Rose and others to determine if Planned Parenthood centers are following proper state reporting laws.

Two videos caught staffers in Indiana failing to follow up on sexual abuse and a third had staffers at Tucson, Arizona center doing the same thing. In all three cases, Planned Parenthood staff offered to help the women posing as teenagers to avoid state abortion laws.

In the latest two cases, Rose and Jackie Stollar, both college students posing as 15-year-old girls, entered two Phoenix Planned Parenthood facilities. They told employees at one abortion center that Stollar needed an abortion because her adult "boyfriend" had impregnated her, giving his age as 27-years-old.

Arizona state law requires law enforcement to be contacted immediately if an adult-child relationship is revealed. Failure to report incidents of sexual abuse are punishable under this law.

After Stollar explains that her boyfriend is "a lot older than me," a staffer at the first Planned Parenthood clinic states: "we don’t ask any questions."

At the second facility, upon hearing that the boyfriend is 27-years-old, the Planned Parenthood staffer reassures the girls that "everything is confidential." She also tells the girls she will not intervene: "I can’t say ‘Don’t’ you know or ‘I’m gonna go and do this.’ I cannot be that way, it’s not me."

The Planned Parenthood staff also inform the girl she can avoid telling her parents about a potential abortion and obtain a judicial bypass by using a Planned Parenthood-supplied attorney. She is told it is an "easy" process."

Asked if the 27-year-old man came to the abortion center to pay for the abortion would it present any legal issues, the staffer replies, "No, we don’t ask any questions."

"It’s only a big issue if you’re, 13 or under," the staffer adds.

Rose told LifeNews.com that the videos show problems at Planned Parenthood abortion centers are widespread.

"By keeping information about rapists confidential, Planned Parenthood enables sexual predators to continue violating young girls," she said. "If Arizona state authorities investigate Planned Parenthood’s statutory rape reporting practices, they can help bring an end to these crimes."

The videos are part of the student-led undercover project that the group Live Action is sponsoring.

The first video Rose released showed a Bloomington, Indiana Planned Parenthood purposefully not telling state officials of a potential case of sexual abuse and staff members urging Rose to get a secret abortion in another state. That led to the firing of one staff member.

A second video, involving an Indianapolis Planned Parenthood, saw the same coverup and it resulted in one staff member resigning her position.

Rose sent the third video, where a Planned Parenthood 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, to state and local officials.

After hearing the news, officials with Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona said they planned to investigate the matter.

The new video can be viewed on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97N9JVCmjYU

Related web sites:
Live Action – https://www.LiveAction.org

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