Live Action Films has released an undercover video showing a deliberate violation of mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse by a Planned Parenthood nurse in Bloomington, Indiana. The video also depicts the employee advising the girl how to avoid parental consent laws for obtaining an abortion by crossing state lines.
Lila Rose, a UCLA student reporter and president of the pro-life group Live Action, posed as a 13-year-old girl in a June 25 appointment with a Planned Parenthood nurse. Speaking with a nurse at Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s Bloomington Health Center, Rose claimed to have been impregnated by a 31-year-old man.
On the recording, after Rose explains her own fabricated age, the nurse replies: “I don’t want to know how old he is, OK?”
The nurse acknowledges her legal responsibility to report the incident to Child Protective Services.
Rose, speaking of her alleged partner, tells the nurse “he might be 31 now.”
The nurse dismissively replies: “OK, I didn’t hear the age… I don’t want to know the age.”
“It could be reported as rape, and that’s child abuse” she explains, advising the girl to misrepresent her own age and the age of her alleged sexual partner.
“You've seen him around, you know he's 14, he's in your grade and whatever. You know what I mean."
Under Indiana law, sexual relations between an adult and a 13-year-old constitute a felony.
The nurse then advises Rose to cross state lines for an abortion.
“I cannot tell you this, but I can show you this,” she says, reportedly showing a list of clinic addresses. She circles an out-of-state abortion clinic before circling every other location on the list.
“So in Illinois,” Rose says.
In a Wednesday press release from Live Action Films, Rose explained that she and other students in Live Action recorded the video over the summer in a multi-state investigation of abortion clinics.
She described the investigation, called The Mona Lisa Project, as “demonstrating the routine lawlessness of abortion providers at Planned Parenthood.”
“Today's video release is only a sample from many hours of similarly disturbing footage,” Rose said.
“The Mona Lisa Project demonstrates how quickly the abortion industry's disrespect for unborn children becomes disregard for all humans," Rose continued. "Planned Parenthood offers no solutions for the victim of statutory rape—they give her an abortion and a bag of condoms and send her straight back into the arms of the abuser.”
Past investigations of Planned Parenthood showed that staffers in North Carolina also failed to report alleged victims of statutory rape.
Planned Parenthood’s budget is nearly one billion dollars in size, receiving nearly one third of that money from the government.
Jackie Stollar, student president of a Live Action chapter in Oregon, had accompanied Rose on the investigation.
“In a repeated pattern, Planned Parenthood has violated the public trust. It should have its government funding revoked," she commented. "During an economic crisis, can the government really spare $300 million to support such an unethical organization?"
The video is available through the Live Action web site, located at http://liveactionfilms.org