Undercover video in Virginia PP clinic shows cooperation with “pimp”

posted at 10:12 am on February 3, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Live Action released the second in a new series of undercover videos taken at Planned Parenthood clinics in recent weeks in which reporters pose as a pimp and prostitute to determine whether the clinics comply with reporting laws.  This clinic in Virginia appears ready and willing to help, even after the “pimp” explains that some of his “sex work” employees are as young as 14 and 15.  The nurse explains that “we see people from, I mean, every walk of life, so …”

MAN: We’re involved in sex work, so …

PP: Okay.

MAN: There’s some other girls that we kinda, we manage, and they kinda need help too.

PP: Right.

WOMAN: Yeah, I’ve been trying to get him in here for a while now, ’cause we gotta keep them safe.

PP: Yeah, of course. So we see people from, I mean, every walk of life, so … For a while, we were treating like all of the girls at Paper Moon [a strip club] and like, you know, various places around town, so no judgment, no sharing of information, like, uh, nothing here.

MAN: That’s what we were worried about, you know, the health facility, or the government, stuff like that. Now, the more complicated part of it, though, is, um, some of the girls, they’re around like 14, 15, and some of them are from, like, out of state, out of country. They don’t know about the facilities, they don’t know how to get help. I don’t even know how to do it. So, like, what are your, like …

PP: Like, are they legally here? Or are they legally residents?

Believe it or not, that’s the only legal issue raised in this interview — the immigration status of the girls prostituting for the pimp. He had already stated that some of the girls were 14 and 15 years of age, which constitutes criminal sexual exploitation of minors. That requires abortion clinics and all medical facilities to report the information. Did this clinic file a report? We’ll find out soon enough. Also, the dancers at the Paper Moon can’t be terribly happy to know that the clinic is advertising their diseases, especially after watching the nurse assure a pimp of confidentiality to protect his underage sex ring. Maybe law enforcement might want to take a closer look at the activities of that club, too.

This video is marginally less damning than the first, where the clinic manager enthusiastically offered advice to the pimp on how to conceal his business. The clinic worker, whom Live Action does not identify in this video, acts considerably more detached. If the clinic reported this incident to police as required, this tape won’t do any legal damage to Planned Parenthood or to the worker in the tape. But Planned Parenthood takes $300 million in public funding each year, and tapes like this make it clear that taxpayer money isn’t well spent. Congress needs to cut off the money.

Update: Yes, as we noted on the earlier tape, the national office notified the Department of Justice when it discovered that a couple claiming to be a pimp and prostitute had visited a number of clinics asking about Planned Parenthood operations.  Each clinic also had a separate legal obligation within their state to report their knowledge of underage girls being run as part of a prostitution ring, too.  In the first tape, the manager enthusiastically advised the pair how to avoid legal detection; in this one, the nurse didn’t seem concerned about it.  If she didn’t notify local law enforcement immediately of the incident, then that clinic almost certainly violated the reporting law themselves.


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Shut these clinics down.

artist on February 3, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Cut off all taxpayer money. I am against everything they stand for, why should I be forced to support their monstrous baby-killing?

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Believe it or not, that’s the only legal issue raised in this interview — the immigration status of the girls prostituting for the pimp.

Huh. I didn’t know that Planned Barrenhood was concerned about border security.

Akzed on February 3, 2011 at 10:18 AM

VA. has a great AG and GOV.

Go to work.

artist on February 3, 2011 at 10:20 AM

They get $300M a year from the federal government.

But none of that is spent on abortion. It all goes for good causes like keeping Guatemalan child hookers healthy.

“All this water must be kept separate. So we pour this bucket into the bottom of the tub, and this bucket into the top of the tub.”

Akzed on February 3, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Planned Parenthood is designed to engineer society and that has never turned out well. This is just another example of confiscatory policies going against the will of the people.

darwin-t on February 3, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Also, the dancers at the Paper Moon can’t be terribly happy to know that the clinic is advertising their diseases, especially after watching the nurse assure a pimp of confidentiality to protect his underage sex ring.

“I’m shocked, shocked, to learn that strippers are engaged in prostitution! I thought they were merely exercising their 1st Amendment right to dance naked in public.”

Akzed on February 3, 2011 at 10:26 AM

I guess abortions for girls of this age would be of the “approved” variety—ie those pregnancies due to rape.

$hut them down.

ted c on February 3, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Someone asked in another thread if Gosnell was representative of the abortion industry. The answer, of course, is yes.

Vera on February 3, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Just cut off funding.
Easy.
There was some idiot women on last night defending PP. Her argument was that PP is all about women’s healthcare. I call BS! but even if it is then make them get reimbursement like all other healthcare institutions and get rid of the 300M gift. Why are we giving PP money and no other healthcare facility? Why are we giving NPR money? Time to stop supporting the liberal agenda.

ORconservative on February 3, 2011 at 10:28 AM

and those are ‘exotic dancers’ or ‘performing artists’ please…. strippers is so old and busted…kinda sleazy and diseaszy IYKWIM.

ted c on February 3, 2011 at 10:28 AM

I’m shocked to find out that any state requires parental notification or has time limits.

Cindy Munford on February 3, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Let liberals fund the entire budget of PP out their own pockets. It’s absurd to say that the $300 million they receive from the feds doesn’t somehow underwrite the abortion arm of PP.

Federal funding to PP is a national disgrace. I hope VA goes after VA PP with a vengeance.

BTW: It appears that Live Action has learned the value of dribbling out its tapes. Release one, let PP step on its johnson trying to argue it’s an aberration. Then, follow up with more tapes. PP ran to the DOJ only after its outlets had been hit and damaged in several locations.

BuckeyeSam on February 3, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Exactly how many “health” clinics and radio/TV stations does the federal government give money to? I’m sure that answer would be fascinating in the extreme.

Cut it all. If there is an actual need for funding that doesn’t include abortion, I say all of that funding can come from tax exemptions and private donations. Make people who care put their OWN money where their mouths are.

Mord on February 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM

As repulsive as the clinics are, I just look at the bright side. They are eugenics clinics for liberals.

esnap on February 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Money, money, money… MONEY!

/PP theme song

mankai on February 3, 2011 at 10:50 AM

UIDs and the Ring? Using those as a sex worker is a death sentence; no STD protection at all in those… Ergo, she just offered the ‘pimp’ a way to literally work the 14 to 15 year olds that he slaves out… to death… and, she did with a very non-judgmental attitude (which qualifies her for a place in the PP Employee of the Year contest).
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RalphyBoy on February 3, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Akzed on February 3, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Probably about $. Do they have insurance we can bill for “medical services,” or should we designate this procedure in this “grant” file to get paid?

At least, that’s my guess.

cs89 on February 3, 2011 at 10:54 AM

You would think a stripper would make enough money to have their own gynecologist.

Blake on February 3, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Cut off all taxpayer money. I am against everything they stand for, why should I be forced to support their monstrous baby-killing?

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Congress has constitutional authority to regulate baby killing because of the commerce clause, or something.

/crr6

Oh, and you’re a bigot.

/audiculous

fossten on February 3, 2011 at 11:10 AM

“so no judgment…”

The left in a nutshell. They refuse to exercise their better judgment. And they’re proud of it.

KGB on February 3, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Don’t you wonder how many more of these stings they have on tape and will be dribbling out one by one? How many do you think it will take before the lamestream media takes notice?

Mallard T. Drake on February 3, 2011 at 11:26 AM

As repulsive as the clinics are, I just look at the bright side. They are eugenics clinics for liberals.

esnap on February 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Doesn’t mean the murdered babies will grow up to be liberals.

RickZ on February 3, 2011 at 11:38 AM

So, the government is spending $300 million a year to ensure that: illegal aliens can safely ply their trade as prostitutes; children are able to get birth control and abortion services without their parents’ knowledge; pimps can keep their sex slaves (relatively) disease-free without cutting into their profits; state authorities will be unable to interfere with people who choose to make their living employing minors for a prostitution ring.

Great.

morganfrost on February 3, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Someone ought to sic Chris Hanson on these PP pervs.

Russ on February 3, 2011 at 12:10 PM

PP: Helping Womyn by helping to keep them as sex slaves and treating the VD they get from work! (also, killing their babies!)

Zammo!

Aquateen Hungerforce on February 3, 2011 at 1:27 PM

It appears to me that the Planned Parenthood worker replied correctly. If true abuses are actually occurring, it makes sense to get the women into the clinics first and then call the police.

Anyway, I’m quite happy to report that this article by the LA Times is getting much more attention than these tapes:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/02/about-late-last-night-the-daily-show-takes-on-house-anti-abortion-bill.html

thuja on February 3, 2011 at 1:43 PM

It appears to me that the Planned Parenthood worker replied correctly. If true abuses are actually occurring, it makes sense to get the women into the clinics first and then call the police.

thuja on February 3, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Yeah, like that would ever happen.

RickZ on February 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM

I can not understand why the MSM refuses to talk about this. If the truth about abortion was covered even a fraction of the time, there is no way anyone in this country would support it. Anyone in the world.

Talk about looking the other way….!

Jewels on February 3, 2011 at 2:07 PM