Pro-Life "Guerrilla Journalist" Lila Rose to be Featured on CNN Program Soon
by Steven Ertelt
September 28, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Lila Rose, the pro-life activist credited with using new media techniques to expose abuses at Planned Parenthood abortion activists, will finally receive some credit from the mainstream media. CNN, in a program devoted to what it calls "guerrilla journalists," will feature Rose’s work.
Rose is the head of Live Action, a student-led pro-life group that has relied on the use of undercover investigations and hidden camera work to catch Planned Parenthood officials.
The abortion business staffers have been shown covering up cases of statutory rape and sexual abuse, misleading women about abortion’s risks and dangers, and giving women erroneous information about the development of their unborn child.
The CNN program "Right on the Edge" will debut next month, according to an article today in WorldNetDaily.
The network talked about the new type of activist journalists like Rose who are "armed with video cameras and ideas," and "post their videos online to get their message directly to the public, bypassing the mainstream media."
"It’s a new wave of what they say is old-fashioned guerilla (sic) journalism," said CNN, adding that it is done because there’s a "growing distrust of the mainstream media among young conservative activists."
Rose is profiled as one of the activists who have "changed the course of public debate and pushed the envelope of journalism."
Live Action has released several videos and one of the most recent ones concerns a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Indianapolis, Indiana and shows staff giving women faulty information about the development of their unborn child or the risks associated with an abortion in order to persuade a woman to have one.
In the new video, a volunteer acts as a potential abortion customer purportedly 10-weeks pregnant and she asks the Planned Parenthood counselor, named "Sarah," when her baby’s heart begins to beat.
"It’s around I think the 8th or the 9th week that you can hear the heartbeat, Sarah replies.
But Live Action president Lila Rose says medical textbooks such as Moore and Persaud’s well-known work The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, reveals the heart of an unborn child actually begins beating 3 weeks and 1 day after conception.
The Planned Parenthood counselor also insists, "It’s not a baby, it’s a fetus," which, she claims, is "not like a person."
In the video, Sarah assures the woman that "having an abortion is safer than carrying to term." The woman asks, "The abortion won’t hurt me from having more kids in the future, will it?" and the counselor replies, "Nope."
But a 2009 study from the Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey recently found that a previous abortion increased a woman’s risk of pre-term birth by 20%, and a 2003 report from the Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research notes a 55% increased risk of future miscarriages for women who have abortions.
"Planned Parenthood’s counseling is based on its abortion-first mentality rather than the medical facts that women need," Rose told LifeNews.com at the time. "Planned Parenthood gives vulnerable women misinformation to sell them the abortion."
She says the medically inaccurate information is a violation of Indiana informed consent state law requiring abortion businesses to give women accurate medical information before undergoing an abortion.
"Citizens and lawmakers in Indiana must stop Planned Parenthood from using millions of dollars of taxpayer money to exploit young women," Rose concluded.
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