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Monday, May 14, 2007

Defending Those who Hide Child Rape.

Planned Parenthood has made a big mistake. They have been caught over and over again covering for child rapists. Though they deny that they have a "don't ask, don't tell" company policy, such comment were written in the PP training manual. I would hope that even those who are "pro-choice" could recognize this for how horrible it really is. No such luck.

Undercover attack on Planned Parenthood

A hidden camera hit-piece on Planned Parenthood is quickly making the rounds on YouTube. The first of two videos captures a staff member at a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood clinic appearing to obliquely guide a pregnant 15-year-old on how to lie about her age in order to have an abortion without the clinic's being required to report a statutory rape to the police. In the second video, a worker at a different clinic counsels the girl and relates that she'd given birth at the age of 17 and later came to regret it. But, as it turns out, the 15-year-old is actually 18-year-old Lila Rose, a UCLA student doing undercover work for the Advocate, an antiabortion magazine.

There isn't exactly news here -- this is just the latest attempt by antiabortion activists to entrap Planned Parenthood workers by posing as underage girls. In the video, Rose takes on a childish, wavering tone and explains that her 23-year-old boyfriend got her pregnant, then pauses, and asks whether they have to report it. The Planned Parenthood worker leaves the room to double-check the age of consent and returns to tell her, "If you're 15, we have to report it ... If you're not, if you're older than that, then we don't need to." Rose asks, "OK, but if I just say I'm not 15, then it's different?" The worker then says, "You could say 16." Later, the worker says, "Just figure out a birthdate that works. And I don't know anything."

There's no question the Planned Parenthood worker was going against official protocol. I called up Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, who said, "It is our absolute policy that we do not counsel patients in that fashion. We regularly train our staff on how to comply and how to report suspected child abuse." She added: "She controlled the situation and that was her goal and intent. Ideally, our staff would have handled it differently." Since then, they've retrained their staff on reporting guidelines.

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Notice how they frame the subject as a "anti-choice" attack, instead of the actions of Planned Parenthood. It is quite obvious that Planned Parenthood is NOT helping women in any way through their "protect the rapist" policy. Instead on focusing on this fact, the author blames the pro-life community. There is no thought to the actual girls (like the one in OH who was raped repeatedly by her father after PP ignored the situation). It's hard to imagine that the author cares much for the women she says she defends.

The pro-choice community should be up in arms about this. Instead they say that a relationship between a 15 year old and a 23 year old is "her choice". No, it's not. It's rape. A 15 year old girl is not mature enough to consent to a sexual relationship to an adult. There are reasons statutory rape laws exist. It seems that if some "pro-choice" adults had their way, child rape laws would be a thing of the past.

2 Comments:

  • I think you've hit the nail on the head with this one. PP is definitely in the wrong, and should be brought to justice.

    Nice blog.

    By Anonymous MInTheGap, at 8:48 AM  

  • Thank you.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 9:18 AM  

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