Another Indiana Planned Parenthood Caught Covering up Felony Rape
By Kathleen Gilbert
INDIANAPOLIS, December 16, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The group responsible for an undercover exposÃ© of a Bloomington Planned Parenthood clinic’s disregard for Indiana law has just today released more footage, revealing nearly identical behavior in an Indianapolis clinic.
The pro-life student group known as Live Action Films went to the Georgetown at 86th Health Center, where UCLA student Lila Rose posed as a 13-year-old seeking an abortion after having relations with her 31-year-old “boyfriend.”
Rose first told a Planned Parenthood staffer that she was 13 and wanted an abortion but didn’t want her boyfriend to get in “trouble” because of his age. The staffer assured her, “We don’t really care about who – what the age of the boyfriend. It’s consensual. It’s your choice.”
After Rose volunteered the boyfriend’s age, the staffer turned her over to Janet, a Planned Parenthood counselor. There Rose again described her situation – a clear case of statutory rape under Indiana law, and punishable as a felony, one that Planned Parenthood is obligated by law to report immediately.
The counselor responded: “Well a lot of people will say, well, you know. Yeah, he, he is over such and such. And you can do statutory rape and whatever but it’s going to be in the papers. So most people will threaten stuff and don’t go through with it.”
The counselor objected when Rose related the boyfriend’s age. “I don’t care how old he is,” she insisted.
When Rose said she did not want her mother to find out about the boyfriend, the counselor advised Rose to circumvent Indiana’s parental consent laws by having her abortion in another state: “The surrounding states don’t have parental consent. I can’t tell you any more. So think about the states that are surrounding Indiana and do some research.”
Finally, Janet coached Rose on what kind of abortion method to use in order to keep the entire affair secret from her mother. “If you’re trying to really hide it I don’t recommend the medication one,” she said, referring to a chemical abortion that would result in the ejection of the baby’s corpse hours later.
“I don’t recommend that with your situation. Well, if you are in labor and pain for 10-12 hours, what’s your mom gonna say? It would be harder to hide.”
(To see the Live Action video, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTxsWZz9whg)
The video is the second in a series known as the Mona Lisa Project, which exposes Planned Parenthood’s routine law evasion in an effort to end the organization’s federal funding.
The first video, released earlier this month, showed a Bloomington Planned Parenthood nurse who also told Rose she “didn’t want to know the age” of the felon and advised her to circumvent Indiana consent law. The employee was quickly fired.
On Monday, Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter launched an investigation of Planned Parenthood in response to the Bloomington footage. Indiana State Representative Jackie Walorski and right-to-life advocacy groups, including American Life League, publicly called for the investigation. In 2005, the Attorney General also sought the records of 84 Planned Parenthood patients under the age of fourteen who may have been victims of sexual abuse, but Planned Parenthood sued to prevent their release.
Rose commended the Attorney General’s efforts. “We applaud Mr. Carter’s integrity and urge him to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, despite any political attacks Planned Parenthood may attempt against him personally or his office.”
Rose challenged Planned Parenthood to cooperate. “Planned Parenthood must release files they have previously sued to keep private and allow state authorities to conduct a complete investigation.” She added, “Mandatory reporting laws are necessary for the protection of young girls, and Planned Parenthood must not be allowed to sabotage them.”
To find out more about Live Action Films: https://www.liveactionfilms.org
See previous LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Planned Parenthood Suspends Employee Caught Covering Up Rape of 13-Year-Old
Planned Parenthood Escapes Legal Charges after Now-Former Employee Caught Covering up Rape