ARLINGTON, Virginia, January 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – YouTube removed a Live Action video showing a Planned Parenthood manager aiding in what she thought was sex trafficking of a minor earlier this week. While the video was later restored after the group complained, the pro-life group remains concerned about recent suppression of pro-life videos through the platform’s search function.
“Planned Parenthood is required by law to report child sexual abuse, but it routinely covers up these crimes,” Live Action had said via Twitter, sharing the video shot at the Perth Amboy, NJ Planned Parenthood. “On this #HumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth, watch as a Planned Parenthood manager aids a child sex trafficking ring.”
Planned Parenthood is required by law to report child sexual abuse, but it routinely covers up these crimes.
— Live Action (@LiveAction) January 14, 2019
YouTube removed the video Monday morning for violating its Community Guidelines, after which Live Action and its founder and resident Lila Rose, took to Twitter to let followers know.
“YouTube just removed one of our investigative videos exposing Planned Parenthood aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of young girl, saying it violated “Community Guidelines,” Rose tweeted, sharing excerpts of the video. “Some of the footage they removed here.”
On this #HumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth, Youtube has chosen to delete our uncut camera footage of this video showing a Planned Parenthood manager aiding a child sex trafficking ring.
— Live Action (@LiveAction) January 14, 2019
The abbreviated video clips shared by Rose open with the Live Action undercover “pimp” informing the Planned Parenthood staffer, “We’re involved in sex work, all right? Some of them are young, some are like 15, 14.”
“Minors are always accepted without parental consent,” the abortion employee assured the pimp.
“The only thing that you do have to be careful is, if they are a minor we are obligated, if we hear any certain information to kind of report,” the Planned Parenthood manager said. “Fourteen and under we have to report.”
“Fourteen and under,” the Live Action individual posing as a young prostitute asked to clarify. “That includes being 14.”
“Yeah, 14 and you know, once they get to 15 then there’s a little bit more play room,” answered the abortion employee. “So as long as they just lie and say, “Oh he’s 15, 16. You know as along as they don’t say “14” and as long as it’s not too much of an age gap then we just kind of like, then we just kind of play it stu[pid].”
The Planned Parenthood manager was then shown referring girls 14 and under for abortion at another abortion facility, telling them it was because the other facility was less stringent than Planned Parenthood.
“You never got this from me,” she stated. “Just to make all of our lives easier. If they’re 14 and under, just send them right there if they need an abortion.”
“Here’s the thing too,” she continued, “if they’re minors, just tell them to put down that they’re students.”
“Yeah, just kinda play along that they’re students,” Planned Parenthood’s staffer added. “You know we want to make it look as legit as possible.”
After the prostitute and pimp asked for advice on what the underage prostitutes can do to make money after an abortion until it’s okay for them to begin being sexually active again, Planned Parenthood’s manager replied, “Waist up, waist up. Or just be that extra action walking by.”
Love Action tweeted regarding YouTube’s removal of the video, “On this #HumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth, YouTube has chosen to delete our uncut camera footage of this video showing a Planned Parenthood manager aiding a child sex trafficking ring. Unacceptable, @YouTube.”
The pro-life group followed up with screenshots, “YouTube deleted our undercover video without warning or reason, rejected our appeal and warned us that 'additional strikes' may prompt termination of our account.”
Later Monday afternoon YouTube responded to Rose’s tweet on the video’s removal, saying, “Confirmed that this was a mistake on our end – the video is now reinstated. Apologies for the frustration this may have caused.”
And Rose noted how getting the word out makes a difference, tweeting, “@YouTube has now reinstated our video and removed the strikes from our account. Thank you for everyone’s support in the spreading the word about this – publicizing YouTube’s actions DO help.”
Though this was good news, it comes along with word via a leaked document that Google regularly intervenes manually on search results for certain topics on YouTube, recently pushing pro-life videos out of its top ten search for “abortion” after a Slate writer complained.
Live Action’s media contact Alison Centofante told LifeSiteNews, “While we are happy this video was reinstated, we are concerned with YouTube's recent decision to suppress pro-life videos.”
The search result intervention downranking pro-life videos was conducted after the Slate writer complained on a Friday afternoon in December and before YouTube even responded to her Monday Morning. And it occurred despite the claim made under oath before Congress earlier this month by Google CEO Sundar Pichai that his company does not “manually intervene on any search result.”