New Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Preys on Teenagers

Opinion   |   Bill Saunders   |   Sep 7, 2011   |   11:14AM   |   Watsonville, CA

Planned Parenthood of Watsonville, California recently celebrated its move to a new location with an open house.  As usual, some of the features that have America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, the most excited are precisely the ones that should give everyone else pause.

Beyond – or perhaps intimately tied to – the expanded clinic’s ability to grow its abortion business, Planned Parenthood of Watsonville’s new location has a special area just for teens.

Jessica Dieseldorff, a nurse practitioner at the Watsonville Health Center, described Planned Parenthood’s motive for its teen-exclusive room as wanting to be “sensitive” to its teen patients’ desire for “confidentiality.” According to an article in the Wastonsville Patch, “Dieseldorff said teenagers are welcome to knock on the backdoor of the clinic and be ushered into the private youth space, which includes a comfy couch, teen-friendly literature and an educational video playing on a loop.”

At a clinic that performs abortions, backdoor-access and “ushering” to a “private youth space” raise several red flags.   In addition, since Planned Parenthood has routinely shown itself to be far outside the mainstream, what it considers “teen-friendly literature” and the content of the “educational” material Planned Parenthood is playing on its looping video should raise questions in any reasonable person’s mind.

Considering Planned Parenthood’s notorious record of covering up sexual abuse of minors,  repeated evasion of parental involvement, and commitment to its bottom-line above the health and safety of women, all documented in AUL’s recent report, “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood,” its new backdoor “teen only” room seems part of an all too familiar – and deeply troubling – pattern.