Planned Parenthood Caught on Tape Lying about Pre-Natal Development
APPLETON, WI, December 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Live Action films just released a new video featuring Planned Parenthood employees lying about pre-natal development and encouraging a young woman to obtain an abortion because "women die having babies."
In an undercover video, filmed in an Appleton, WI, Planned Parenthood abortion facility, a counselor says that a 10-week old unborn child has no heart beat, only "heart tones," which she says begin at 7 weeks. In fact, heartbeats begin at roughly 3 weeks.
Wisconsin informed consent law requires that women receive medically accurate information before undergoing an abortion. Live Action president Lila Rose says that deceptive behavior by Planned Parenthood employees is nevertheless typical.
"They will do or say anything in order to sell more abortions to more women, whether it is covering up sexual abuse or lying to women about medical facts," says Rose. "Our team has visited dozens of Planned Parenthood clinics undercover. Planned Parenthood, while claiming to support patient self-determination, operates with an 'abortion-first mentality.'"
In the movie, both the counselor and an abortionist use a variety of circumlocutions to avoid referring to an unborn child as a baby, referring to the baby variously as a "fetus," "what's in the uterus right now," "the embryo that's developing inside," "something growing inside your uterus." They continually assure the woman, whom they believe to be pregnant, that the pre-born child is not a baby and variously tell her that it only becomes a baby at 6-7 months of pregnancy or at birth.
The doctor also tells her that she should not wait, "because the sooner you do an abortion the easier it is and the quicker it is."
The video is the first in Live Action's newly launched "Rosa Acuna Project," which will covertly document Planned Parenthood's abortion counseling techniques. Other Live Action films have revealed Planned Parenthood employees accepting money earmarked to kill "a black baby," lying about other issues, and being willing to cover-up statutory rape.
"Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar organization with nearly $350 million of government funding, and stands to gain hundreds of millions more from national health care," says Rose. "Do we really want to subsidize an organization that gives women in need atrocious misinformation and predatory abortion practices?"
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