Tom Hoopes is Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has written for the Register for more than 20 years and was its executive editor for 10. His writing has appeared in First Things’ First Thoughts, National Review Online, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside Catholic and Columbia. He has served as press secretary for the Chairman of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee. He and his wife, April, were editorial co-directors of Faith & Family magazine for 5 years. They have nine children.
The “Mona Lisa” project has secretly filmed two more Planned Parenthood clinics in Phoenix willing to cover up statutory rape.
College students Lila Rose and Jackie Stollar, posing as 15-year-old girls, entered two Phoenix Planned Parenthood clinics undercover and told “counselors” that a 27-year-old had impregnated one of them.
Once the clinic hears that information — that a felony has been committed — Arizona state law requires the counselors contact law enforcement immediately. Under the law, the failure to report incidents of sexual abuse is itself punishable.
The Catholic Church trains everyone who works with kids about the law, and instructs them to follow it to a T.
So far the schools and Planned Parenthood nationwide don’t seem to be as concerned about this problems as the Church is — but for some reason they are getting a pass.
In our interview with “Undercover Pro-Lifer” Lila Rose, she told us: “My picture is on the wall of many Planned Parenthoods, so for our latest project, I had to bleach my hair blonde in order to avoid being recognized. It was painful to see that the clinic nurses cared so little when I came to them as a very young girl with an adult sex partner.”
“I am also deeply grieved each time I visit a clinic to see women in the waiting room in line for abortion,” she said. “When I look at these precious women, I realize I am looking at two lives, and not one, and that one of these lives will soon be violently destroyed by abortion.”