Live Action President Lila Rose
Two months ago, a team of students with the pro-life group Live Action who previously documented apparent violations of law by Planned Parenthood announced it would zero in on the nation's largest abortion business.
The videos are now being released, revealing that Planned Parenthood staff members apparently not only overlooked evidence of reported sex trafficking involving minors, but explained to actors posing as a pimp and prostitute how to "get around" some of the legal requirements for abortions.
The latest video, released today, was made at Planned Parenthood's business in Richmond, Va., last month. It shows the "pimp" and "prostitute" explaining that they run a sex ring involving girls as young as 14 or 15.
"We're involved in sex work. There's some other girls that, we kinda, we manage, and they kinda need help too," the "pimp" explains.
"We see people from, I mean, every walk of life," responds the Planned Parenthood staff member. "For a while we were treating like all the girls at Paper Moon [strip club]. You know, various places around town.
"No judgment, no sharing of information, like, uh, nothing here," she said.
The "pimp" continues, "Some of the girls, they're around like 14, 15, and like some of the girls 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. …"
The Planned Parenthood staffer replies: "The only thing that requires a legal guardian is an abortion. … The only thing that requires over 18, if they're a minor, is an abortion. But there's also ways, like judicial bypass, that we can get around that if you guys every need it. There's a way to avoid that."
"We're pretty at handling if someone, you know, doesn't want someone else to know."
Previously, undercover videos filmed and produced by the Live Action team have documented Planned Parenthood staffers expressing "excitement" at a donation that would kill unborn black children, repeatedly providing medically incorrect information to patients and multiple cases in which statutory rape is hidden.
Live Action founder Lila Rose, a UCLA student, and her team of friends have conducted stings that prompted multiple investigations by states. Investigations in Virginia cost Planned Parenthood $500,000 in funding, in Orange County, Calif., $300,000, the potential loss of $1.1 million in Tennessee and another $4.5 million in California.
Further, the Monroe County, Ind., prosecutor launched a grand jury investigation in response to videos revealing alleged sexual abuse cover-up. In Arizona, the Maricopa County prosecutor asked the legislature to strengthen existing reporting statutes. In Alabama, Attorney General Troy King launched an investigation of Planned Parenthood and in the same state, the Department of Health put Planned Parenthood of Birmingham on probation after finding many violations.
In December, Live Action announced plans to boost the pressure on the nation's largest abortion industry player, with teams of new students being trained for undercover investigations and more documentation planned.
Earlier this week, the group released the first video documenting Planned Parenthood attitudes on sex trafficking of minors:
The video was from a New Jersey Planned Parenthood and showed clinic manager Amy Woodruff, LPN, advising the "pimp" and "prostitute" to have their trafficked underage girls lie about their age to avoid mandatory reporting laws.
"Even if they lie, just say, 'oh he's the same age as me, 15,' … it's just that mainly 14 and under we have to, doesn't matter if their partner's the same age, younger, whatever, 14 and under we have to report. … For the most part, we want as little information as possible."
Rose commented: "This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Planned Parenthood intentionally breaks state and federal laws and covers up the abuse of the young girls it claims to serve. Time and time again, Planned Parenthood has sent young girls back into the arms of their abusers. They don't deserve a dime of the hundreds of millions they receive in federal funding from taxpayers. Congress must cease funding and the Department of Justice should investigate this corrupt organization immediately."
Planned Parenthood headquarters officials had announced earlier they wanted an investigation into the undercover visitors when they noticed that several of their business locations had been visited by the pair with similar questions.
Phyllis Kinsler, a New Jersey Planned Parenthood executive, said that the staffer's behavior "shocked" her and insisted the company has "zero tolerance" for it.
"We are fully committed to delivering high-quality reproductive health care to the women of our communities, complying with all laws, and upholding the highest ethical standards," she told the Associated Press in an article that called the videos the "latest attempt to discredit an organization that provides abortions."
Officials later revealed that the New Jersey staff member was dismissed from her position.
Rose told LifeNews that Planned Parenthood's Richmond business was "willing to aid and abet the sexual exploitation of minors and coaching a pimp about how girls as young as 14-15 could circumvent parental consent laws for secret abortions."
"We are sharing the full Richmond footage and transcripts with Virginia law enforcement officials and we are formally asking Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to conduct a statewide investigation of these heinous practices," Rose said.
New Jersey authorities earlier confirmed they would be looking into the case there.
Live Action notes that federal law makes sexual trafficking of minors a crime punishable by a 10-year-to-life prison term. And anyone who aids or abets the crime can be punished as if he or she had committed the crime.
The organization also noted that Planned Parenthood receives in the range of $300 million of taxpayer funding each year.
Previous videos document the misinformation coming from Planned Parenthood:
Also uncovered was the willingness to accept race-based donations:
And then there's the issue of concealing sex abuse:
The organization already has made 16 videos in its Mona Lisa, Rosa Acuna and racism projects in nine different states.