Anti-Abortion Group Targets NYC Clinic In Video

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A California-based anti-abortion group that has been targeting abortion provider Planned Parenthood released a videotape Tuesday that the group says shows an employee at a New York City clinic giving advice to a man posing as a pimp and seeking health services for underage sex workers.

Planned Parenthood of New York City said the videotape does not accurately portray the agency’s practices.

Live Action, based in San Jose, Calif., claims the video demonstrates that a clinic employee was willing to help someone sexually exploit minors by doling out advice on testing for sexually transmitted diseases and abortions.

“This footage shows that underage girls and young women are at potentially grave risk when they walk into Planned Parenthood clinics,” Lila Rose, president of Live Action, said in a statement.

Planned Parenthood disputes that.

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“Had the teens in question come into our center, they would have met with a licensed social worker,” the New York affiliate said in a statement. “All teens coming into Planned Parenthood of New York City are screened for child abuse and neglect.”

Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, addressed the footage.

“While the specific information in regard to the Bronx Planned Parenthood clinic is appalling, it is, unfortunately, not surprising. The fact that Bronx Planned Parenthood staff were willing to look the other way in response to child sex trafficking – or even to aid and abet it – is completely consistent with other recent video footage from Planned Parenthood clinics in New Jersey and Virginia. It is also consistent with Planned Parenthood’s national track record as an organization with no regard for laws regarding statutory rape and parental notification, and with an appalling unconcern for the health and well-being of women, young girls, and unborn children.”

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., which has offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., said last week that at least 12 of its clinics across the country have been visited by men claiming to be sex-traffickers. The organization, which is the leading U.S. provider of abortions, has asked federal authorities to investigate and said it has identified a man involved in the visits as linked to Live Action.

Planned Parenthood said Monday it will retrain employees who deal with patients on how to report potential risks to minors.

Last week, Live Action released videotapes showing footage of staff at Planned Parenthood clinics in New Jersey and Virginia engaged in similar encounters with individuals claiming to be sex-traffickers.

The New Jersey attorney general’s office said it was looking into the claims. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said he found a clip from a video of a Richmond clinic to be “very disturbing.”

A spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman did not immediately comment on the New York video.

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Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms

(NYCF), made the following comments regarding the recently-released footage from

the Bronx Planned Parenthood clinic:

“While the specific information in regard to the Bronx Planned Parenthood clinic

is appalling, it is, unfortunately, not surprising. The fact that Bronx Planned

Parenthood staff were willing to look the other way in response to child sex trafficking–or

even to aid and abet it–is completely consistent with other recent video footage

from Planned Parenthood clinics in New Jersey and Virginia. It is also consistent

with Planned Parenthood’s national track record as an organization with no regard

for laws regarding statutory rape and parental notification, and with an appalling

unconcern for the health and well-being of women, young girls, and unborn children.”

“Planned Parenthood has demonstrated a complete disregard for the law. In multiple

states we are seeing Planned Parenthood employees respond with the same basic disregard

for children being sold into sexual slavery and abused by their pimps. From New

Jersey to Virginia and now New York, it has become clear that there is a pattern

of institutional corruption within the Planned Parenthood network. We can no longer

stand by and allow this injustice to continue.”

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  1. Vic says:

    And keep your legs closed if you’re not ready or able to become a mother. At any age.

  2. Vic says:

    Simple words: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Conception is Conception is Life. End of story.

  3. Joe says:

    After Dr. Tiller was killed, a friend said to me, “I don’t know what all the commotion is about. He’s just a late term abortion.:” I had no answer to that one. Isn’t it interesting that darkness always tries to cover up its deeds. PP is clearly in it for the $$$ and that’s why they don’t care about whether or not the person is underage. The excuses keep on coming. It’s about cash and the foolish ones are those who believe the lie that PP and others REALLY care about them (as women). They think they can kill a child and NOT reap what they sow in some form or another. Doesn’t work that way. They collect, leaving two victims behind. It’s nice to see a young lady truly standing up for women’s rights. Kudos to Live Action!

  4. Sally Cox says:

    from Dorothy Astoria’s book, The Name Book page 184:
    the name Lila means: Language/Cultural origin: Persian
    Inherent meaning: Lilac
    Spiritual connotation: Lovely Aroma
    Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:15 “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”

    1. Steve says:

      Interesting.
      I truly believe that decent people can disagree on abortion rights.
      I can’t say that I agree with all of Lila Rose’s views, but WOW – she truly has the face of an angel!

  5. Nick says:

    Women should be able to abort their mistakes at any time. From the age of 1 day to 50+ years old and still living with mommy. Mommy knows best. Why should we stop her from removing the mistakes and foisting it upon society? Abortion is Right.

    1. Christine says:

      Choosing to have unprotected SEX is the mistake…not the LIFE that results from it. Women and men should take RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS and protect the unborn life in a woman’s womb. I have an open adoption with my daughter’s birthmother and my little girl is the most precious child in the world to me. I’m SO GLAD her mother did not end her life out of convenience for her! Shame on those who believe abortion is an ‘answer to a problem.’ Consider that YOUR mother could have ended your life…but SHE DIDN’T. There are thousands of people who would like to adopt an infant….CHOOSE LIFE!

      1. Nick says:

        Reading comprehension is not fundamental with you brainless fundamentalist, is it? Mom always knows best. If your mom determines you’re a mistake, who are we to say she is wrong? Abort the mistake and stop foisting it upon us. Why should the rest of us pay for your mom’s mistake?

  6. Steve says:

    Wow – Lila Rose is gorgeous!!!

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