Video: Second Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic violates the law

posted at 10:25 am on December 16, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, the Indiana Attorney General announced a criminal investigation into a Planned Parenthood clinic that got exposed in attempting to thwart child-abuse notification laws.  Today, the AG may have another clinic to investigate, as Lila Rose publishes another of her Mona Lisa Project undercover videos showing how Planned Parenthood workers actively advise children how to avoid state laws on parental notification:

The first time could just be a rogue employee, but this second incident in the same month suggests a pattern of responses from Planned Parenthood. The faces change, but the dialogue remains almost exactly the same. “I don’t want to know the age,” comes the immediate response. Even the hand gestures mimic the previous video. Once again, the abortion counselor gives a helpful geography lesson to a putative 13-year-old girl, suggesting that the child drag herself over state lines to get the abortion rather than follow the law and report the incident to the police.

How many people do you know that would advise a 13-year-old boy or girl to travel without parents or guardians across state lines for any purpose, let alone an invasive medical procedure? Planned Parenthood apparently sees nothing wrong with that. Lila Rose got that advice at least twice in her undercover work.

Planned Parenthood receives over $300 million a year in taxpayer subsidies. It’s a non-profit, but they made $100 million in surplus last year, thanks to those subsidies and apparently a hard-sell attitude on abortions, one of their primary revenue channels. It’s long past time to end the taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood and to start a close review of their actions in obstructing justice. Lila Rose may play at being a 13-year-old, but how many actual 13-year-olds came before her to these clinics, abused and exploited, while PP did nothing and said nothing?


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I am beyond ashamed of the women who would NOT protect a 13-year -old. As a former feminist, these sleazes should be ..fill-in-the-blank. This is beyond disgusting!!!

YankeeinCA on December 17, 2008 at 12:36 AM

Inhuman.

No thought at all about the “girl’s” well being.

Although I expect PP to suggest that girls go over state lines where the law differs on parental consent (still breaking the law) so they can get their abortion, I just can’t stand that they fail the girl by not reporting the crime to the police. To me, this is advocating the exploitation and molestation. There should be a pretty harsh penalty for these programs and employees, jail time at a minimum for the employees.

Geministorm on December 17, 2008 at 8:54 AM

I don’t even know how to begin this comment. It’s one of the biggest things wrong with our society that we try to avoid punishment.

There are consequences for everything. A 13-year-old girl’s identity would NOT be revealed in a rape case like the imaginary one here. Yes, she would privately have to go through the trial and everything. She may still end up with an abortion, with her parents consent.

There is a reason we have laws protecting minors: They aren’t ready to make decisions on their own. Obviously, since she had unprotected sex, she is not capable of it. It’s a parent’s job to help their children make these decisions and no other adult should EVER take away their rights, for any reason, especially for something as potentially dangerous as an abortion to the physical and mental health of the child.

There are consequences for every action. To teach ANYBODY, but especially a minor, that if they just go see the right people, those consequences can be softened, and avoided for the pedophile/rapist, is absolutely outrageous. The pedophile will move on to another child. The child will grow up thinking they can get away with other crimes, and may become good enough to get away with it to the tune of $50 Billion dollars.

Would the child in this scenario suffer if the rape was reported and the pedophile arrested and convicted? Absolutely, but that is the price of the decision. At least she won’t end up in some other state, without her parents knowing where she is, having a medical procedure done, only to return (hopefully alive) and continue the relationship . . .

These PP employees were not trying to protect the 13 year old or the pedophile. They were trying to make money off of an abortion. Simple as that.

PastorJon on December 17, 2008 at 2:17 PM

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