Planned Parenthood fires clinic manager in latest video

posted at 11:36 am on February 2, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday’s spin on the Live Action undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood clinic manager giving advice on sex trafficking with minors was that the national organization already knew about the undercover reporters and had notified the Department of Justice, showing that the expose was just a stunt.  Today, Planned Parenthood has fired the manager featured in the video, and expressed its “profound shock” over her behavior:

The Planned Parenthood abortion clinic staffer who appears in a new undercover investigation video assisting two people who claim to be heading up a sex trafficking ring has been fired.

Late Tuesday night, Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey released a statement saying she staff person, Perth Amboy center clinic manager Amy Woodruff, would be let go.

“We were profoundly shocked when we viewed the videotape released this morning, which depicted an employee of one of our health centers behaving in a repugnant manner that is inconsistent with our standards of care and is completely unacceptable,” Phyllis Kinsler, executive director of the local affiliate, said a statement, according to NJ.com.

NJ also notes that the Attorney General has taken an interest in the report:

Attorney General Paula Dow asked the Division of Criminal Justice to investigate whether the manager broke any laws. “At first glance, I find these allegations to be very disturbing,” Dow said in a statement. Her spokesman Paul Loriquet said Gov. Chris Christie’s office and some legislators had referred the matter to her attention.

Meanwhile, PP attacked Live Action for its strategy of undercover reporting:

“If these visits are part of a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign, they must be condemned,” said Stuart Schear, a Planned Parenthood federation vice president. “Falsely claiming sex trafficking to health professionals to advance a political agenda is an astoundingly cynical form of political activity.”

Well, which is more cynical?  Pretending to be a pimp and prostitute to determine whether PP abides by the law, or having clinics give seminars in how to hide the exploitation of children in sex rings?  Posing as people looking for illegal abortions, or giving advice from inside the Planned Parenthood clinic on how and where to find them?

If Planned Parenthood objects to this method of investigative reporting, then perhaps they’ll press for tough inspection regimes.  After all, as we have seen in Pennsylvania, the political activism of the abortion industry has cowed public officials into inaction while the poor and underage get exploited, maimed, and sometimes killed.  Obviously, state agencies that exist to protect women and enforce the law aren’t doing their jobs — especially not when the Amy Woodruffs of the world feel comfortable in telling pimps how to keep their 14-year-old victims secret and working “from the waist up” for two weeks after an abortion.

Congress needs to act to cut off public funding of Planned Parenthood entirely.  They get around $300 million a year from taxpayers, and as Live Action has repeatedly proven, routinely flout laws voters have set for the protection of women and children.  I suspect that subsequent video releases will result in more sanctimony from Planned Parenthood, followed by more firings.


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They get around $300 million a year from taxpayers

Wait…what?

Bishop on February 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Under the bus she went. That’s taking one for the team. Now if only she has documentation proving that the policies she was following were directed from above, we can begin to get something done about Planned Murder.

Freelancer on February 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Our secular humaniost society will not survive without child sacrifice.

Inanemergencydial on February 2, 2011 at 11:40 AM

Wait…what?

Bishop on February 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM

yeah, it’s like that.

Note the syntax in the story: “abortion rights supporters”. No bias there, nope.

Baby-killing ghouls.

KinleyArdal on February 2, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Wanted: Immediate opening for genocidal maniac.
Management of teens in distress to murder their child experience preferable. Experience in death camps, firing squads, hatchet killings or poisoning will be considered as experience earned towards this progressive position with the number one team in destroying human life.

Hening on February 2, 2011 at 11:44 AM

I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

Cicero43 on February 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Why bother firing her?
Ever since the exposure of the killer doc in PA we know this is going on all over the place. Let the poor woman keep her job.

ORconservative on February 2, 2011 at 11:47 AM

“shocked, shocked i tell you …” ” who knew that pimps n’ hoes were gettin’ help here!”

paging cpt louis.

ted c on February 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM

“We were profoundly shocked when we viewed the videotape released this morning, which depicted an employee of one of our health centers behaving in a repugnant manner that is inconsistent with our standards of care and is completely unacceptable,”

Yeah, she got caught.

englishqueen01 on February 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM

PP sure does get shocked a lot. As much as this kind of thing happens, you’d think they’d start expecting it. But no, they’re ‘shocked’ again.

fossten on February 2, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Why doesn’t the dc bunch just defund pp? A million here and million there saves taxpayers gobs of money.
L

letget on February 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Under the bus she went. That’s taking one for the team. Now if only she has documentation proving that the policies she was following were directed from above, we can begin to get something done about Planned Murder.

Freelancer on February 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM

We have seen several instances of PP personnel giving advice on how to run a prostitution business using underaged females. The stings indicate that the problem is pervasive across the organization, from east coast to west coast.

I doubt any action will be taken to rein in PP — they are the public face of abortion, and hence are darlings of the left. Besides, if they are reined in, they can always take a leaf from the Acorn playbook and just change their name…

unclesmrgol on February 2, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Problem solved!………who knew there was only one cockroach!

lilium on February 2, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Wait. Are we for releasing information about an entity that they might find embarrassing or even dangerous, or not? Let’s ask Julian for his take.

BKeyser on February 2, 2011 at 12:04 PM

wait a minute you telling me a leader of a group that enjoys killing babies is a bad actor?

noway. i was thinking they were all upstanding characters….

unseen on February 2, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Planned Parenthood Infanticide fires clinic manager in latest video

Geochelone on February 2, 2011 at 12:05 PM

” After all, as we have seen in Pennsylvania, the political activism of the abortion industry has cowed public officials into inaction while the poor and underage get exploited, maimed, and sometimes killed.”

The ‘Holy Trinity’ of the Left…

Seven Percent Solution on February 2, 2011 at 12:08 PM

“If these visits are part of a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign, they must be condemned,” said Stuart Schear, a Planned Parenthood federation vice president. “Falsely claiming sex trafficking to health professionals to advance a political agenda is an astoundingly cynical form of political activity.”

So, when the ABC does periodic stings on convenience stores by having a minor try to buy cigarettes or beer, do they then charge the kid working with them of illegally buying tobacco or alcohol? Idiots.

These guys are using AlQaeda tactics: If you are captured, claim you were tortured.

iurockhead on February 2, 2011 at 12:10 PM

She will be quietly rehired at another location in a month or two. This is just optics.

Article on the Gosnell news-blockade here: Gosnell Headlines, -Gone Baby, Gone!

slickwillie2001 on February 2, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Maybe she can get a job in Denmark?

andycanuck on February 2, 2011 at 12:13 PM

“…behaving in a repugnant manner that is inconsistent with our standards of care…”

Right, because killing babies is not repugnant.

crushliberalism on February 2, 2011 at 12:15 PM

“If these visits are part of a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign, they must be condemned,” said Stuart Schear, a Planned Parenthood federation vice president. “Falsely claiming sex trafficking to health professionals to advance a political agenda is an astoundingly cynical form of political activity.”

What about Michael Bloomberg and his ‘gun stings?’ Do those get condemned also?

fossten on February 2, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Look for retaliation on Woodruff too, from the nurse she called a f’in c@#t on tape. I imagine that isn’t sitting well with that woman.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the firing was more about disloyalty than law-breaking.

tickleddragon on February 2, 2011 at 12:21 PM

That’s always the way it is when those on the left are investigated. They always cry about how they were set up and those people had no right to expose them.
Pigford.
ACORN
SEIU
Journolist.
ClimateGate.
Van Jones.
Reverend Wright and all the others.
Everyone of them got busted and they were all dirty.

NeoKong on February 2, 2011 at 12:32 PM

I suspect that subsequent video releases will result in more sanctimony from Planned Parenthood, followed by more firings.

Keep those videos coming until there are NO MORE planned parenthood employees/offices to investigate!!!

huskerdiva on February 2, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Wonder if she’ll have to go to work now from the waist up…

These “people” are SICK!

UnderstandingisPower on February 2, 2011 at 12:40 PM

I suspect “Planned Parenthood” is going to figure very prominently in future history books.

Your grandchildren’s grandchildren will write 9th grade essays on Planned Parenthood. Just like you wrote essays on slavery and Jim Crow laws.

And they’ll be wondering the same thing you did: “How the hell did my clueless ancestors let this happen?”

I’ll bet Planned Parenthood has a whole full-color page at the start of that particular chapter. Complete with a rogue’s gallery of founders and organization leaders.

Hell, I could write the chapter, which will begin something like:

“Beginning in 1973, mass extermination via infanticide was pioneered by an organization of Margaret Sanger devotees known as Planned Parenthood. Before the organization was finally dismantled following the Nuremberg Trials of 2073, the institutionalized slaughter accounted for almost a billion victims, making Planned Parenthood the single largest facilitator of mass genocide in human history …”

Professor Blather on February 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Pigford.
ACORN
SEIU
Journolist.
ClimateGate.
Van Jones.
Reverend Wright and all the others.
Everyone of them got busted and they were all dirty.

NeoKong on February 2, 2011 at 12:32 PM

May I just say for the record, “Thank GOD for Andrew Breitbart!” Look at that list and tell me how many of these he has either broken or cracked wide open.

UnderstandingisPower on February 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM

uh-oh if she’s been fired — that’s one less job created for Obummer!!!

huskerdiva on February 2, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Now if only she has documentation proving that the policies she was following were directed from above, we can begin to get something done about Planned Murder.

There’s got to be things going on at upper levels. Remember Abby Johnson? She was a former Planned Parenthood employee — a higher-ranking one at that — who had a change of heart about abortion and left her job to become a pro-life advocate. (Aside: she’s also becoming Catholic after being rejected by her left-leaning “inclusive” church).

Planned Barenhood went to court to basically gag Johnson. Which means they’ve got skeletons in closets they want no one to find…

englishqueen01 on February 2, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Isn’t this just another in a series of PP hidden camera stings? Thanks to the lack of coverage by the media, PP can spin this as an isolated rouge manager rather than having to explain how there is a documented pattern of behavior in PP clinics all over the country.

Mallard T. Drake on February 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Unemployment insurance kicks in now as she hasn’t been PROVEN to have broken any laws. Yet.
/s

Until she gets a job with the TSA./s

Or working the front desk for AlGore./s

Too many /s’s ??

Robert17 on February 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Planned Barenhood went to court to basically gag Johnson. Which means they’ve got skeletons in closets they want no one to find…

englishqueen01 on February 2, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Heck it’s not just skeletons, they’ve got corpses, zombies, mummies, jars of human remains, dismembered bodies, and walking wounded too.

Lily on February 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Now I’m nominally pro-choice, but what is it with the left that whether it’s Islamists or Planned Parenthood, ACORN or Dr Scissors, they seem to be at the very least prepared to turn a blind eye toward, and often as not outright flack for, organizations and cultures that perpetuate abuse of young girls?

JEM on February 2, 2011 at 1:42 PM

We were profoundly shocked when we viewed the videotape released this morning, which depicted an employee of one of our health centers behaving in a repugnant manner that is inconsistent with our standards…

PP having a problem with “repugnant” activities? that is a hoot! What, they do all their work with their eyes closed?

neuquenguy on February 2, 2011 at 1:46 PM

As long as the left treats abortion as a sacrament, this kind of thing is going to continue.

What boggles my mind is the notion that they are “protecting” young girls from the wrath of their parents, but they aren’t interested in the slightest about protecting them from sexual predators and behavior that could ruin their futures.

This is why parents need to be notified, not cut out of the picture.

But of course, part of the lefty methodology is breaking down the family unit. Good job, liberals.

disa on February 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM

PP = Modern day Jack the Ripper with a license

BobMbx on February 2, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Did they also fire
This woman’s “Partner in Crime”
From the video?

Haiku Guy on February 2, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Funny, these kinds of “stings” were completely acceptable to the left when they were being performed by 60 minutes journalists with hidden cameras in briefcases against companies and corporations.

HondaV65 on February 2, 2011 at 4:49 PM

We were profoundly shocked when we viewed the videotape released this morning, which depicted an employee of one of our health centers behaving in a repugnant manner that is inconsistent with our standards of care gambling going on at Rick’s Cafe Americain and is completely unacceptable

Fixed.

malclave on February 2, 2011 at 4:54 PM

This video makes me feel physically nauseous.

God, please have mercy on our nation. Although I would understand if Your profound and merciful patience has just about run out.

Grace_is_sufficient on February 2, 2011 at 9:51 PM