UPDATE, 7/1, 6:30p: Do you trust ‘em? Surrrre. According to CBS42.com, PP plans its own internal audit in the wake of the release of Lila’s undercover video. Here’s PP’s statement:
Planned Parenthood of Alabama provides high quality health care and takes any allegation of this nature very seriously. An essential part of our mission is to protect teens, and to make sure that they get the counseling and medical care they need. We will conduct an internal, fact-based review to ensure that all our high standards of care have been met. PP of AL is committed to following all laws, and regularly makes reports to law enforcement officials. The health and safety of our patients is our top priority and we know that parents trust their teens to get accurate information and quality care at PP health centers. We will continue to work exceptionally hard to maintain that trust.
Lila Rose and Live Action Films today exposed yet another Planned Parenthood stung in its undercover investigation and video series.
This time it’s a PP abortion mill in clinic in Birmingham, AL, caught 2 ways: for covering up rape of a minor and circumventing parental consent laws. According to an LAF statement…
A PP counselor in Birmingham was caught on hidden camera telling an alleged 14-year-old statutory rape victim that the clinic “does sometimes bend the rules a little bit” rather than report sexual abuse to state authorities. This is the 7th PP clinic implicated in a multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate and unlawful suppression of evidence of statutory rape.
Lila Rose… went undercover… in Birmingham and told a counselor that she was 14-years-old, pregnant by her 31-year-old “boyfriend,” and needed a secret abortion so her parents would not find out about her sexual relationship with the older man.
After telling the counselor that her “boyfriend” is 31, 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.” She then tells Rose that the clinic manager, OB/GYN Dr. Desiree Bates, “sometimes does bend the rules a little bit” and states that “whatever you tell us stays within these walls” and “we can’t disclose any information to anybody.”
Alabama Code 26-14-3 requires health professionals to disclose suspected cases of sexual abuse to state officials immediately….
In the video, 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 PP could perform an abortion on a minor.
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….
The new video is 6th in Live Action’s “Mona Lisa Project,” a nationwide undercover investigation that documents PP’s repeated noncompliance with state mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse of minors. AL is the 4th state to be implicated in the controversy, along with AZ, IN, and TN. Recently, the investigation of a clinic in Memphis, TN assisted state legislators in their effort to successfully divert nearly $1 million in taxpayer subsidies from PP to law-abiding local health clinics….