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Pro-lifers are asking why Planned Parenthood is not complying with laws requiring them to report underage sexual encounters.
BY WAYNE LAUGESENREGISTER CORRESPONDENT
LOS ANGELES — A UCLA sophomore said
some may be surprised at the sexist — and criminal — attitudes she said she
revealed at Planned Parenthood.
But high school girls aren’t
Lila Rose staged a personal sting
operation in which she secretly recorded a Planned Parenthood abortion business
employee trying to aid and abet an adult male rapist and his teenage victim.
“It’s common knowledge that if an
older man is having sex with you, Planned Parenthood will help conceal it by
providing abortions and not reporting the sexual abuse,” Rose said. “When an
older man is manipulating a young girl — having sex with her illegally and
against her own psychological, spiritual and physiological welfare — the first
thing Planned Parenthood wants to do is cover it up and allow the abuse to
continue. They want to continue providing the abortions that facilitate the
That’s also the assertion of Ohio
lawyer Brian Hurley, whose client was repeatedly raped as a child by her
father. The rapist, of Mason, Ohio, was recently sentenced to five years in
Hurley said the rapist took the girl
to get an abortion, and that Planned Parenthood abortion workers concealed the
rapes, gave the girl birth control pills, and sent her home to another 18
months of rape. Only when the girl revealed her story to a teacher were police
She’s suing Planned Parenthood for
an undecided sum.
“This man treated his daughter as
his wife since she was 12 or 13. At 16, she was pregnant, and she claims to
have told a counselor at Planned Parenthood that she was being forced to have
sex,” Hurley said. “Had Planned Parenthood obeyed the law — which says they
must report suspicion of child abuse — my client would not have gone home to be
repeatedly raped for the next year and a half.”
Susan Yolen, Planned Parenthood’s
Vice President for Public Affairs said, “Because of our commitment to patient
privacy we do not comment on who is or is not a Planned Parenthood patient.”
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Yolen
said the organization “complies with the law and we are committed to protecting
teens from abuse. We take our duty to report this seriously and our
professional staff is trained to identify and report suspected abuse. We work
with state authorities to protect women and teens and to bring offenders to
Another of Hurley’s clients who’s
suing Planned Parenthood was raped and impregnated at age 14 by her 21-year-old
“The coach took her to the Planned
Parenthood and paid for the abortion and the birth control they sent the girl
home with,” Hurley said.
Meanwhile, 22-year-old Kevon Walker
is free on a $50,000 bond after authorities arrested him on charges he
repeatedly raped a 14-year-old New London, Conn., girl and impregnated her
Though an abortion business
completed three abortions, police knew nothing of the rapes until contacted by
the girl’s mother. The rape suspect told police he met the girl while she
shopped in New York, and he moved to New London to be near her.
The Register has learned that the
girl had the abortions at Planned Parenthood of Norwich, Conn.
In 2002, a Life Dynamics actor,
playing a 13-year-old, called this particular business. A transcript follows:
Girl: “I’m going to be 14 later this
month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But
my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have
to tell anybody?
Planned Parenthood worker: We won’t
tell your parents.
Girl: Okay. But would you tell
anybody besides my parents?
Planned Parenthood worker: Huh?
Nope. It’s confidential. You can come in, and you don’t need a parent’s
Girl: Oh, okay. My boyfriend said
that he would pay for everything. Would that be all right? It’s just we don’t
want a whole bunch of people to know about us. Would he have to sign anything?
Planned Parenthood worker: Yeah, but
just don’t talk about his age.
Regarding recent Planned Parenthood
scandals, Mark Crutcher, president of Life
Dynamics, said, “These stories indicate that nothing has changed since our
investigation. We revealed that Planned Parenthood is operating a nationwide
pedophile protection racket. They were caught red-handed, and here they are
five years later doing same thing.”
emerging complaints of abortion businesses concealing rape comes several years
after a two-year investigation by Life Dynamics, of Denton, Texas, which showed
a widespread pattern of abortion businesses ignoring state laws that require
them to report sex between adults and children.
Dynamics hired a young actress to call 800 abortion clinics and portray a
13-year-old girl who was impregnated by an adult. Recorded conversations showed
that more than 91% of clinics agreed to conceal the rape — often coaching the
girl to lie about her age — and provide the abortion.
providers are in the business of selling abortions,” said David French, an
attorney defending Rose against legal threats made by Planned Parenthood in response
to her sting operation. “They have a financial incentive to provide customers
with reasons and justifications to have abortions, and that’s why they help
cover up the rapes of children.”
said she became aware of the relationship rapists have with Planned Parenthood
while she attended high school in San Jose, Calif.
was doing abstinence education, and I got to know a lot of girls who were
having sex with older men,” Rose said. “I knew one 14-year-old girl who was
consistently having sex with a 25-year-old man. He used Planned Parenthood to
facilitate and perpetuate the abuse, and the girl ended up having an abortion.
She was so distraught that she attempted suicide.”
experience led Rose to establish a newspaper at UCLA called the LA Advocate — a new medium she uses to expose the pro-abortion agenda of UCLA health
workers and activities of the Los Angeles abortion industry.
early May, Rose,18, and 22-year-old James O’Keefe walked into a Santa Monica
Planned Parenthood with a story that, by California law, should have required
workers at the business to contact authorities. Rose claimed she was 15 and had
been impregnated by a 23-year-old man — a rapist portrayed by O’Keefe.
went to two Planned Parenthoods in the L.A. area in March,” O’Keefe said. “They
both counseled Lila to figure out a birth date that would work for her, and
they both said ‘and I don’t know anything.’ In Santa Monica, we actually spoke
to the manager. She sat us both down and said nobody would find out about it.”
most states, California requires health care workers to report suspicion of sex
between adults and minors.
works for the Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C., an organization that
helps fund startup campus publications, including the LA Advocate.
He is also working with Rose to launch a company called Live Action Films.
will record and expose the true philosophy of a variety of organizations,”
O’Keefe said. “In this case, their philosophy was very clear: We don’t care
about women; we sell abortions.”
Santa Monica Planned Parenthood, other abortion businesses throughout greater
Los Angeles and regional offices in Ohio and Connecticut did not return the
Register’s phone calls. Calls to the headquarters of the National Abortion
Rights Action League also were not returned.
Robison, press secretary for Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley,
said it’s unlikely Cooley would investigate Planned Parenthood as a result of a
videotaped sting operation.
sounds like there was no crime,” Robison said. “She (Rose) only pretended to be
under age. So I really don’t know what the crime is here.”
reaction echoes that of law enforcement authorities throughout the country, who
mostly ignored the recordings and transcripts Life Dynamics presented to them.
French said arguments that Rose was only acting reflect gross inconsistency,
because he said authorities use actors routinely in sting operations designed
to capture pedophiles, rapists and prostitution clients.
actors is an incredibly common way to discover wrongdoing,” French said. “The
left will applaud a young journalist who goes undercover with a camera and
exposes unseemly practices of a military recruiter. But if you do this in a
context that involves abortion, then you are threatening an institution that’s
so sacred that it’s almost a religion.”
operations using adults who pretend to be children have become so common that
an industry of actors has emerged to help police lure sex perverts on the
Internet. Perverted Justice, for example, is an Los Angeles-based firm that
came to fame when it employed 45 actors to portray children on the Internet and
help “NBC Dateline” lure 51 men to a home where each had been promised sex with
a child. Today, the firm can’t keep up with demand from police departments
seeking its help in luring perverts.
goes on constantly, and results in arrests and convictions,” French said. “But
if it involves abortion, a double-standard kicks in automatically.”
Rose’s and O’Keefe’s undercover video showed up on YouTube, in the format of a
rap video, Planned Parenthood officials responded by threatening Rose with
prosecution. California is one of 16 states that prohibit the recording of
conversations without two-party consent.
you had a giant corporation, confronted with irrefutable evidence that an
employee was trying to break the law and not report knowledge of rape. Instead
of dealing with it appropriately, they decided to shoot the messenger,” said
French, who works out of Nashville and heads the Alliance Defense Fund’s Center
for Academic Freedom. “That reaction alone shows the length they will go to in
defending their abortion sales.”
French said Rose complied with
Planned Parenthood’s demand, removing the video from YouTube and turning it
over to the abortion business. Rose has received no communication from Planned
Parenthood since responding to its threat.
trying to sell abortion, one abortion worker told Rose and O’Keefe that she had
become pregnant at age 17 and regrets not aborting the child.
“It’s absolutely chilling,” French
said. “If it’s true, your heart breaks for her child. Most likely it’s not
true, and it’s just part of closing the sale. Either way, can you imagine the
effect a statement like that has on a young, impressionable, frightened
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