Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Planned Parenthood on the run as undercover videos spark probe

Two weeks ago, the world saw what happened when pro-life activist Lila Rose went undercover in June to expose how an Indiana Planned Parenthood branch was willing to cover up the rape of a 13-year-old girl by her 31-year-old "boyfriend" ...

... and today, just after Indiana's attorney general announced a probe into the cover-up, Rose's Live Action Films released a second video from another abortion clinic, showing Planned Parenthood's pattern of covering up sexual abuse of minors:

I looked for responses to this on the blogs of Planned Parenthood's usual apologists—Pandagon, Feministe, and Feministing—and found nothing. One would almost think that their concern for "women's health" did not extend to raped 13-year-old girls.

Ed Morrisey of Hot Air makes the observation,"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."

RELATED: Morrisey interviewed Lila Rose today on his online show:

FURTHER READING: The best book about Planned Parenthood is Charles Donovan and Robert Marshall's Blessed Are the Barren: The Social Policy of Planned Parenthood. But if you'd like to decrease the odds that you'll ever "need" the services of Margaret Sanger's organization, I highly recommend this fine work.