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A video released today by Live Action Films reveals a counselor at a Memphis, Tenn., Planned Parenthood abortion business apparently advising a “patient” to lie to a judge about her boyfriend’s age to avoid possible felony charges against him.
Live Action said the undercover investigation video was Part 5 of their Mona Lisa Project – a series of investigations in which an undercover volunteer goes into Planned Parenthood abortion businesses with a concealed camera and records apparent violations of state laws.
Previous investigations targeted Planned Parenthood abortion businesses in Indiana and Arizona.
Live Action Films said in the video the Planned Parenthood nurse “coaches Lila Rose, posing as a 14-year-old girl, to lie to a judge about the age of her reportedly 31-year-old boyfriend in order to get a secret abortion and hide the statutory rape from her parents.”
A WND call to the Memphis Planned Parenthood abortion business was put on a loop of promotional messages, but no spokesman ever picked up the call.
Live Action Films noted that in Tennessee, sex between a 14-year-old and an adult is a felony.
Yet, when the Planned Parenthood operative was told the patient was 14 and her boyfriend was 31, she disregarded the information.
“If we keep on this conversation I’m gonna have to talk to my manager, and he’s gonna get in trouble,” she told the “patient.” “Just say you have a boyfriend 17 years old – whatever.”
She specifically noted the “boyfriend” was more than double the girl’s age.
“I’m not going to tell anybody … and please don’t say that I told you this,” the counselor said.
The organization’s previous investigations have included visits to abortion businesses in Bloomington and Indianapolis, Ind., and Tucson and Phoenix, Ariz.
The results imply “a developing multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate suppression of evidence of statutory rape,” the organization said.
Rose, 20-year-old UCLA student and president of the nonprofit Live Action, entered Planned Parenthood’s Memphis Health Center undercover and told a counselor that she was 14 years old, pregnant by her 31-year-old “boyfriend” and needed a secret abortion so her parents would not find out about her sexual relationship with the older man.
“Tennessee Code 37-1-605 requires health professionals to
report suspected cases of sexual abuse of minors to law enforcement immediately,” the group said.
“The Planned Parenthood counselor hears about the abuse, says she should report it, decides to remain silent, then tells me to lie to the judge about 31-year-old man,” Rose said of the video.
“Planned Parenthood’s abortion-first mentality makes it operate as an advocate for terrible crimes against children,” Rose said. “What more do authorities need to see before holding this organization accountable for its institutionalized indifference to statutory rape and sexual abuse of children?”
In the Arizona investigations, Rose and co-worker Jackie Stollar posed as 15-year-olds to enter two Phoenix Planned Parenthood facilities, seeking information about abortions for a “pregnant” teen. They stated the “boyfriend” was 27, but neither office reported the apparent violation of Arizona’s statute requiring that law enforcement be notified immediately if an adult-child sexual relationship is known.