In the video released today by Live Action Films, an undercover student poses as a 13-year-old who explains to the Planned Parenthood counselor that her 31-year-old boyfriend got her pregnant and told her to "fix it." Despite state statutory rape laws mandating the reporting of such instances (Wisconsin Statute 48.02, 48.98), the counselor instead guides the girl to get the abortion without revealing the alleged rape or rapist.
The video documents that the Planned Parenthood clinic would have kept the rape and abortion secret from a 13-year-old's parents, law enforcement authorities and anyone else who might have helped the girl or prevented the rapist from repeating his crimes.
Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar conglomerate that profits handsomely from administering contraceptives and performing 305,000 abortions a year. According to recent federally required tax forms, its CEO makes $384,000, and the organization rakes in nearly $350 million a year in our tax dollars.
Live Action's president, twenty-one-year-old UCLA student Lila Rose, says her organization's videos reveal a common trend of unethical counseling practices and disregard for the law at Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S.
"In case after case, Planned Parenthood exempts itself from its legal and professional obligations. At a time when the Obama administration, through its new health care plan, is offering potentially billions of dollars to the abortion industry, state and federal lawmakers need to take notice of Planned Parenthood's lawlessness and make certain they receive no more taxpayer subsidies."Rep. Mike Pence, in a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, July 22, 2009, proposed just that. Read his speech here.
Tell your Senators and Representative to keep your tax dollars out of the hands of Planned Parenthood. Remind them also that abortion is not health care and that you respectfully urge them to vote against any healthcare overhaul legislation that does not include the Stupak amendment, which clearly bans federal funding of abortion.