Pro-Lifers Who Exposed Planned Parenthood on Abortion Made ACORN Videos
by Steven Ertelt
September 17, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The political activists who masterminded the ACORN videos that are drawing national attention to the problems in the liberal organization are the same pro-life advocates who were behind a series of videos that have exposed the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Graduate student James O’Keefe is a national phenomenon thanks to his ACORN videos, but he got his start with Live Action pro-life activist Lila Rose.
With Rose, he headed a string of videos showing how staff at Planned Parenthood abortion centers would cover up potential cases of sexual abuse and statutory rape. In some instances, Planned Parenthood staff would advise Rose about how she could get around state parental involvement laws to get a secret abortion.
In one video, O’Keefe posed as Rose’s 23-year old "boyfriend" and a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood staffer offered them advice on how to arrange an abortion that could cover up the alleged statutory rape.
O’Keefe is a 25 year-old Fordham university student who also took part in calls Live Action orchestrated asking Planned Parenthood local affiliates if it would accept donations form someone because they supported the abortions of black babies for racist purposes. In many cases, the staff at the centers gladly accepted the donations and appeared to agree with the motivation behind them.
The abortion center staff were more than happy to accommodate his request, with one Planned Parenthood employee saying, "for whatever reason, we’ll accept the money."
O’Keefe emailed pro-life blogger Jill Stanek about the ACORN videos and said he’s happy because they are prompting the public to take a second look at the Planned Parenthood videos.
"Millions and millions are reading about the Planned Parenthood videos Lila and I did," he said. "What serendipity."
O’Keefe also talked with the New York Post and told the newspaper that the videos are "the future of activism and investigative reporting."
"This is now my full-time job," he said.
Hannah Giles, a 20-year-old pro-life advocate who is a journalism student at Florida International University, is also behind the latest ACORN videos.
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