UPDATE 6/13 7:10a: Planned Parenthood claims it was lying to Live Action on the call. According to USAToday.com:
A Planned Parenthood official acknowledged the staff member who took the call Thursday set up an appointment for the woman posing as the teen, even though she knew it was a Live Action operative.
Planned Parenthood staff went along with the caller’s request to meet with the specific counselor only because the agency would never tell a client about confidential personnel or employee issues, said spokeswoman Tammy Lieber.
“We knew it was a fake,” she said.
UPDATE 6/12 5:20p: Here’s the audio.
UPDATE 6/12 2:45p: Per Lila Rose on Facebook, Live Action made a follow-up call to the Indianapolis Planned Parenthood today and was told the supposedly ex-staffer was still working there. Stay tuned.
6/12 12:11p: The first casualty of Live Action’s new investigation exposing Planned Parenthood’s proclivity to introduce minors to the dark and dangerous world of BDSM has been seen. According to IndyStar.com last night:
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky says an undercover video released Wednesday by a pro-life group doesn’t reflect the agency’s training or standards and that the employee advising the fake client no longer works at the Indianapolis Midtown center….
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Tammy Lieber… would not reveal whether the employee was fired or left voluntarily, or when that occurred, due to privacy policies.
But according to Live Action’s Lila Rose in an email this morning, the employee seen on video giving explicit BDSM advice to someone she thought was a 15-yr-old was employed at Planned Parenthood’s Midtown location as recently as June 9, two days before Live Action’s video release. “We made an appointment with her just this Monday for today [Thursday],” wrote Rose.
In a statement, PPIK CEO Betty Cockrum tried to confuse the issue by stating, “We are here to ensure that persons of all ages may ask us anything….”
But Live Action’s investigator never even asked about BDSM. The counselor took it upon herself to introduce the topic, going on to describe hitting, domination, leather, whips, handcuffs, and anal sex as well as recommend a violent, sexually graphic book, porn, and sex toys. If that weren’t inappropriate enough, the counselor spiced up the conversation by adding explicit details of her own BDSM sex life.
Cockrum, pictured right, added Planned Parenthood well-worn excuse, “[T]he heavy editing of this video makes it impossible to know the full exchange that took place….”
But the only reason this video was edited was due to the X-rated content provided by Planned Parenthood employee to a supposed 15-year-old.
Furthermore, an extended cut is available for adults to view, and Live Action will make the entire video available for viewing upon request.
Planned Parenthood’s 50 shades of BDSM
Finally, as Live Action asked in a statement:
They [Planned Parenthood] announce terminating the employee for violating “professional standards” but never specify what those standards are. Meanwhile, their BDSM training video remains online, and they continue to list “resources” that tell kids that torture sex is totally fine. So what exactly did the staffer in our video do to bring the wrath of Planned Parenthood down on her?
Well, Planned Parenthood?