Video: Govt Official Sends Sex Traffickers to Planned Parenthood

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 18, 2011   |   6:36PM   |   Columbus, OH

In a new video expose’ uncovering fraud in the Medicaid system, a conservative activists shows an Ohio state official referring people claiming to sexually traffic a young woman to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas today released his latest undercover investigation. O’Keefe is formerly associated with the pro-life group Live Action and was one of the original activists uncovering abuses at Planned Parenthood before forming a new organization focused on conservative expose’ videos.

“The first investigation released focuses on four Medicaid offices in Ohio.  The undercover reporters intimate that they are drug dealers, drive expensive cars, and possess incredible wealth,” O’Keefe said in a statement today. “At no time did the case workers ask the reporters to leave.  Even though the reporters admit to making their living through drug dealing or facilitating child prostitution, the case workers never called the police, Child Protective Services or the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In fact, the case workers appear eager to assist the reporters in filling out the necessary Medicaid paperwork.”

During the visit, the fake Russian drug dealers ask the Department of Jobs and Family Services official, “Does Medicaid cover abortion or reproductive services?”

“You know, I don’t know, they cover a lot,” the Ohio official, Franklin County Health Start coordinator Traci Daniels, responds. “I’m not real sure.”

“Well, if we have sister who needs abortions,” the undercover activists respond, “Well, sometimes we make deal and she might do a favor for person we make deal with — some sort of sexual favor. Understand? That’s what she likes to do and it helps business. So she needs lots of abortions.”

The Ohio official responds, “She… Planned Parenthood would probably be where you’d go for that. I mean, for free.”

“Even if she might be underage?” the undercover actor queries.

“Yeah, Planned Parenthood doesn’t go by age,” Daniels says and, asked if that’s correct, she adds, “Yeah I don’t think you have to have a parent’s consent or anything like that.”

The exchange is similar to a slate of videos Live Action released earlier this year in which Planned Parenthood staffers were shown arranging abortions for sex traffickers for the victims they were subjecting to prostitution.

The three new videos, covering Planned Parenthood centers in Virginia, join the two other videos the group has released of a Perth Amboy, New Jersey abortion business and a Planned Parenthood center in Richmond, Virginia — both of which had staffers helping the alleged sex traffickers find information on how to obtain abortions without facing scrutiny and get STD testing for the girls.

A Planned Parenthood staffer in New Jersey has already been fired, New Jersey officials are looking into a shoddy abortion center Planned Parenthood referred to in its video, and the Virginia attorney general has received the full footage of the Richmond Planned Parenthood expose’.

All three of the new videos clearly show staff willing to aid and abet the sexual trafficking and exploitation of minors and young women and the videos, Lila Rose of Live Action says, provide more evidence of a clear, disturbing pattern of gross misconduct by Planned Parenthood.

The three new videos includes a Roanoke, Virginia abortion facility staffer suggesting the sex trafficker consider going to the health department instead of taking the girls he is victimizing to the Planned Parenthood — because it would be easier to hide the illegal activity.

“They’re discreet. They’re confidential. They, you know, don’t tell people what’s going on, because — frankly — it’s nobody’s business,” the female Planned Parenthood staff person is shown saying on the video. “And the thing is, see this is the thing a lot of people don’t know that. . .Right, through the Health Department.”