YouTube Bans Another Video of Planned Parenthood Hiding Sexual Abuse, Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 21, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

YouTube Bans Another Video of Planned Parenthood Hiding Sexual Abuse, Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 21
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — The popular video sharing web site YouTube has again censored a video exposing Planned Parenthood hiding a potential case of sexual abuse of a teenager. The video also shows the Planned Parenthood employee telling a woman posing as a teenager how she can evade the state’s parental consent abortion law.

The undercover video, taken by Lila Rose of Live Action, shows a staffer at a Birmingham, Alabama Planned Parenthood abortion center telling a woman who appears to be a victim of statutory rape that "we bend the rules."

The video has triggered an investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office into the nation’s largest abortion business.

Rose tells that YouTube is engaging in censorship that "appears politically motivated."

She indicated YouTube offered no prior warning or specific explanation for removing the video, which she says contains no apparent violations of YouTube’s "community guidelines."

After remaining up for ten days, the video had several thousand views and had been linked to by many news organizations, including

YouTube has previously censored Live Action videos, and the latest removal casts further doubt on the video-sharing site’s professed regard for free speech and political neutrality," Rose said.

"It is an outrage for YouTube to arbitrarily censor a video that has sparked a state investigation and national concern," said Rose. "The people of Alabama and the public at large have a right to know how Planned Parenthood really treats vulnerable young girls."

Rose is releasing a full version of the undercover footage to the public today.

"Even as Planned Parenthood covers up sexual abuse and YouTube bans the evidence, we will continue to make the facts available to the public. Everyone should be allowed to view the footage and draw their own conclusions about illicit activity at Planned Parenthood," she said.

In the video, a Planned Parenthood staffer named "Tanisha" tells Rose, posing as a 14-year-old impregnated by her 31-year-old "boyfriend," that "whatever you tell us stays within these walls."

Tanisha also says that Desiree Bates, the manager of the abortion facility, "does bend the rules a little bit" regarding compliance with mandatory reporting laws and parental consent laws for abortion.

Rose tells that Planned Parenthood has yet to make a public apology for the incident and has made no formal admission of guilt, but has offered to "conduct an internal, fact-based review."

Alabama Attorney General Troy King has called the video’s content "extremely troubling," and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said, "Anyone who sees [the video] should be disturbed by it."

The video is the sixth one that Rose has produced showing Planned Parenthood abortion centers willing to hide cases of potential sexual abuse of minors and encouraging customers to violate state abortion laws.

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