Planned Parenthood: "We Bend the Rules on Sexual Abuse" (from LifeNews.com)
The video is the latest from Lila Rose, a UCLA student who has become a muckraker for her series of videos exposing the nation's largest abortion business.
In this new video, the Birmingham Planned Parenthood counselor tells Rose, who pretends to be a 14-year-old statutory rape victim that it "does sometimes bend the rules a little bit" rather than report sexual abuse to state authorities.
Rose told the staffer that she was 14 and had been impregnated by a 31-year-old boyfriend. She told the Planned Parenthood official she needed a secret abortion so her parents would not find out about her sexual relationship with the older man.
Rose asks, "Is it a problem about my boyfriend?"
The counselor, identified as "Tanisha" in the video, responds, "As long as you consented to having sex with him, there's nothing we can truly do about that."
Rose then says that her boyfriend "said he could get in big trouble," and Tanisha acknowledges that "he could, especially if your parents find out that he's 31."
The Planned Parenthood official then tells Rose that the center manager, Desiree Bates, "sometimes does bend the rules a little bit" and adds "whatever you tell us stays within these walls" and "we can't disclose any information to anybody."
However, Alabama code 26-14-3 requires health professionals to disclose suspected cases of sexual abuse to state officials immediately. .....
The video also shows the Planned Parenthood staff apparently evading the state's parental consent law.
Tanisha also seems to tell Rose that a signature from an "older sister that's over the age of 18" or someone "with the same last name" could function as a substitute for parental consent so Planned Parenthood could perform an abortion on a minor.
Yet, Alabama Code 26-21-3 specifies that the written permission of either a parent or legal guardian is necessary before a minor may obtain an abortion.
This is the seventh Planned Parenthood center implicated in a multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate and unlawful suppression of evidence of statutory rape. Alabama is the fourth state to be implicated in the controversy, along with Arizona, Indiana, and Tennessee.
Sadly, this isn't the only instance of Planned Parenthood workers breaking state mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse. There are many videos (http://liveaction.org/index.php/projects/monalisa) that document Planned Parenthood's willingness to repeatedly violate mandatory reporting laws for statutory rape that protect children.
Planned Parenthood has shown a consistent pattern of lawlessness and abuse, and protects sexual abusers and hurts young girls by doing this.
These investigations are done in hopes they will expose the illegal activities going on at Planned Parenthood and hopefully will lead to the criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood so that their business practices will be forced to comply with governing laws that protect young girls.