Attorney General Wants Video Showing Planned Parenthood Sex Abuse Coverup
by Steven Ertelt
July 2, 2009
Montgomery, AL (LifeNews.com) — Alabama Attorney General Troy king wants a copy of the full video footage activist Lila Rose took showing Planned Parenthood stuff covering up a potential case of sexual abuse. The video also shows the abortion business telling her how she could violate the state’s parental consent law.
The video has a Planned Parenthood staffer admitting "we bend the rules" when it comes to following state sexual abuse reporting laws.
"If that tape is an accurate depiction of whats happening, thats very troubling," King said on Wednesday, according to the Gadsen Times.
Rose, a UCLA student who is the head of the pro-life group Live Action, has taken videos of Planned Parenthood centers in Arizona and Indiana where staff engaged in the same sexual abuse coverup.
Officials in those states also wanted the full footage for investigations, and King does as well.
"In response to viewing the video, I’ve asked the chief of the investigative division to make contact with Live Action to seek an authentic unaltered version of the tape," King told the newspaper. "We have knowledge that the law may have been broken and I think we’re compelled at that point to see if it has or not."
"At this point all we can say is if that video is true and accurate and correct, its extremely troubling from a legal and moral point of view," King said.
King affirmed that state law requires abortion centers like Planned Parenthood to report suspected cases of sexual abuse.
Barbara Buchanan, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Alabama Inc., told the paper she was not aware of King pursuing a case against the abortion business.
Her group, as LifeNews.com reported Wednesday, released a statement claiming it obeys with state law and protects the health and welfare of minor girls.
Rose also talked with the Times and said she has been in contact with King’s office.
"Its definitely been our policy, our student group Live Action, to send full footage to appropriate local authorities," Rose said.
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