New undercover footage was released on Tuesday showing a New York City Planned Parenthood clinic supervisor and medical practitioner aiding and abetting the sexual exploitation of minors, even giving the undercover "pimp" advice on how to pose as a legal guardian and get the taxpayer funded discount for his sex workers, some as young as 13 years old.
Local and national pro-life group leaders are outraged at the steady stream of recorded violations released over the past week as evidence of a system-wide crisis within Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Now, the Expose Planned Parenthood coalition is fighting back.
Lila Rose, president, Live Action, the group that’s recording the videos, says Planned Parenthood has shown, repeatedly, for the past three years of its investigation, that the group is willing to aid and abet the sexual exploitation of minors and young girls, even girls as young as 13 and here illegally, all under a sick code of “confidentiality.”
“For Planned Parenthood, this 'confidentiality' supersedes a zero tolerance for sex trafficking and exploitation of minors and young women,” Rose says. “Today, we are making full footage and transcripts available to New York law enforcement officials and we are calling upon New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to launch a formal investigation as has been done in New Jersey by Attorney General Paula Dow. This footage shows that underage girls and young women are at potentially grave risk when they walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic."
The Planned Parenthood annual report disclosed receiving more than $363 million in government grants and contracts, including Title X funds, between 2008 and 2009. Over the same period, Planned Parenthood reported performing 324,008 abortions, the most it has ever performed.
"Now that Planned Parenthood is vulnerable and almost hysterical with panic, liberals are circling the wagons, understanding that any more slip-ups could mean the end of their federal gravy train,” says Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. “The fact that Planned Parenthood not only left these teenagers trapped in prostitution-but encouraged it-shows an incredible lack of humanity on their part. What goes on behind the windowless offices of Planned Parenthood, as these videos show, is both saddening and shocking, but the fact it is done with taxpayer dollars is indefensible."
Marjorie Dannenfelse, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, says the repeated horrors exposed in these videos are proof that exploiting women and underage girls is a repeated and systemic occurrence in this organization's dark history: “Still, the fact that Planned Parenthood has the gall to insist that it deserves continued taxpayer support is appalling. There is a time in legislative initiatives where all points converge and the door opens. For defunding Planned Parenthood, that time is now."
The new video, the latest in a series of more than a dozen previous Live Action sting operations, was unveiled today by 22-year old Rose and her investigative team and shows a clinic manager and a medical practitioner conspiring with a man posing as a pimp. The staffer and clinical supervisor counsels the pimp to secretly secure STD testing, contraception and access to abortion services for his prostitutes, as young as 13 years old, under a taxpayer subsidy referred to in the video as a "family planning benefit."
Wendy Wright, CEO, Concerned Women for America, says each new tape reveals Planned Parenthood's institutional complicity with sex abusers and human traffickers. She says even their official response exposes their attitude toward sex abuse and trafficking: They call their shocking practice of aiding child sex traffickers 'professional.'
“Neither the Planned Parenthood agents in clinics or at their headquarters seem at all surprised or disturbed that sex traffickers would be using their services. All of Planned Parenthood's actions thus far reveal that it is business as usual for them to assist rapists and sex traffickers to continue abusing girls,” Wright says. “Planned Parenthood, a tax-funded entity, partners with criminals against their female victims. Government officials now have a choice: will they side with child sex traffickers and their accomplice Planned Parenthood, or will they criminally investigate and end taxpayer funding of this group that openly aids and abets modern day slavery?"