WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New undercover audio released today by Live Action reveals a Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood facility willing to aid and abet a self-identified sex trafficker exploiting underage girls, including girls imported from other countries. This facility is the seventh implicated in a series of releases by the pro-life media organization in the last two weeks.
The new audio features a woman posing as a prostitute as well as a “manager” of young girls for “sex work” meeting with a staffer at Planned Parenthood’s Egypt Center on Minnesota Avenue, NE. The staffer counsels the sex trafficker on how to get the girls tested for STDs, the best way for them to get an abortion, and how to work the system if they don’t have health insurance.
“The pattern in DC, just miles from Capitol Hill and the White House, is clear: presented with information that underage girls are being exploited for commercial sex, Planned Parenthood’s again shows its willingness to aid and abet sex traffickers,” said Lila Rose, president of Live Action. “An institutional crisis has consumed Planned Parenthood at the highest levels. The reason their story has changed five times in reaction to our investigation is because they know they’re guilty.”
“Sex trafficking in the U.S. has increased dramatically in recent years, and the pattern revealed by our investigation shows sex traffickers have no better friend than Planned Parenthood,” she continued. “Untold damage has already been done to countless girls and young women, whose safety and health are clearly at risk because organizations like Planned Parenthood provide confidentiality and safe haven for sex traffickers.”
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has claimed that the videos are “doctored,” though Live Action has released its full footage on each facility.
Stuart Schear, vice president for communications with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, reiterated this claim following Tuesday’s release of footage on a New York facility. Yet Schear admitted to a member of the production team for Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor that he hadn’t actually seen the tape.
This week the abortion giant announced that they will be retraining employees to ensure reporting of abuse.
Lila Rose questioned the motivations for this “retraining” in an op-ed yesterday, in which she sought to debunk six “deceptions” used by Planned Parenthood in response to the latest series of stings. Rose points out that the organization also called for re-training after a December 2008 video showed a Planned Parenthood worker willing to cover up sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. “Clearly, that re-training (whatever it was) didn’t last very long,” she notes.
“How exactly will Planned Parenthood be ‘training’ it’s staff?” she asks further. “Will the training be a special seminar on how to recognize Live Action cameras?”
Live Action has previously released more than a dozen hidden camera videos from ten states, revealing a pattern of illegal Planned Parenthood activities including cover-up of sexual abuse of minors, the skirting of parental consent laws, citing unscientific and fabricated medical information to manipulate women to have abortions, and Planned Parenthood’s willingness to accept donations earmarked to abort African-American babies.
A transcript of the audio from Washington, D.C. is available here.