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Reading the words carries an impact, but nothing compared to when you listen to them: It happened when a Planned Parenthood worker is asked to accept a donation specifically to abort a black child, and her response is: “Understandable, understandable.”
Now, however, those interested in the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s large role in the nation’s abortion industry may have to settle for seeing those words, since YouTube has decided to censor several audio recordings that had been posted by pro-life activists documenting the corporation’s willingness to accept donations on the basis of race.
That’s the word from Live Action Films, a pro-life student organization whose officials confirmed that not only did YouTube block four of their postings, YouTube has refused to respond to a request from Live Action to unblock the videos and explain the actions.
The videos included staged telephone recordings of discussions between an actor supplied by the pro-life activists and Planned Parenthood workers in which the abortion operations agree to process donations from a caller with a racist agenda.
“It is discriminatory for YouTube to selectively censor material that clearly does not contain inappropriate content,” said Live Action President Lila Rose, who also edits The Advocate, and whose work to document Planned Parenthood activities previously was reported by WND.
“We will continue to apply pressure on YouTube until it restores the videos,” she said.
The posted recordings had generated wide interest from the national media, and Live Action Media Director David Schmidt said, “These four videos have received over 160,000 YouTube views in total with the oldest video having been public on YouTube for over seven months. Why are these videos being removed now?”
The information in the recordings is significant, apparently documenting a willingness on the part of Planned Parenthood to facilitate the destruction of unborn babies based on race.
The following is the exchange on one of the YouTube postings:
Actor: I want to specify that abortion to help a minority group, would that be possible?
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman: Absolutely.
Actor: Like the black community for example?
Planned Parenthood: Certainly.
Actor: The abortion – I can give money specifically for a black baby, that would be the purpose?
Planned Parenthood: Absolutely. If you wanted to designate that your gift be used to help an African-American woman in need, then we would certainly make sure that the gift was earmarked for that purpose.
Actor: Great, because I really faced trouble with affirmative action, and I don’t want my kids to be disadvantaged against black kids. I just had a baby; I want to put it in his name.
Planned Parenthood: Yes, absolutely.
Actor: And we don’t, you know we just think, the less black kids out there the better.
Planned Parenthood: (Laughs) Understandable, understandable.
Actor: Right. I want to protect my son, so he can get into college.
Planned Parenthood: All right. Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I’m excited, and want to make sure I don’t leave anything out.
The pro-life organization noted there are 1,400 African-American babies lost to abortion each day, and African-American women account for 12 percent of the female population but submit to over 36 percent of abortions.
“Their founder, Margaret Sanger, designed the organization to use sterilization and abortion to control minority populations. And today, Planned Parenthood of America sets up special funds across the country to target minority women,” the group said.
It isn’t the first time YouTube has shut down a pro-life message, the organization said. In July, a video by the Population Research Institute was closed off because it criticized a pro-abortion journalist. Just a few months earlier, YouTube removed a video from the American Life League that was critical of Planned Parenthood, although it later was restored following protests.
Rose said the banned videos documenting the response from several Planned Parenthood offices can be viewed on Live Action Films website.
WND also reported earlier when Rose posed as a 15-year-old seeking an abortion at a Planned Parenthood center in Santa Monica, Calif. She was equipped with a hidden camera when she met with an employee to discuss her options.
When Rose revealed she was 15 and her boyfriend was 23, the employee informed her Planned Parenthood was legally required to report the statutory rape, a transcript of the conversation shows.
The Planned Parenthood representative then suggested she could say she was 16 and avoid complications.
“Well, just figure out a birth date that works. And I don’t know anything,” the rep said.
The Texas-based pro-life group Life Dynamics previously conducted an extensive undercover project in which an adult volunteer posing as a 13-year-old called every Planned Parenthood clinic in the U.S., saying she was pregnant by a 22-year-old boyfriend. Almost without exception, the clinics advised her to obtain an abortion without her parents’ knowledge and told her how to protect her boyfriend, who would be guilty in any state of statutory rape.