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Planned Parenthood Fears Outside Scrutiny – Chooses Closely Linked Group to Implement ‘Reform’

December 30th, LOS ANGELES – Lila Rose, 20-year old president of Live Action, responds to a public statement made by Planned Parenthood of Indiana President Betty Cockrum in defense of her organization after investigative videos shot in Bloomington and Indianapolis clinics showed the criminal cover up of statutory rape. Rose calls for Planned Parenthood of Indiana to publicly release the number of reports Planned Parenthood of Indiana has made to Child Protective Services in conjunction with the number of minors to whom they have provided STD testing, abortion counseling, pregnancy testing, and birth control.

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December 31, 2008 Posted by | Abortion | , , , , | 2 Comments

Planned Parenthood Staffer in Video Resigns

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — A Planned Parenthood of Indiana counselor has resigned after an undercover video showed her telling a woman posing as a 13-year-old that she didn’t care about the age of the man who impregnated her, the group said Friday.

Two videos shot at the organization’s clinics by an anti-abortion group appear to show workers unconcerned about state law requiring anyone learning of sexual acts between an adult and a child under 14 to report them to police or child welfare authorities. A nursing aide seen in the other video was previously fired.

Planned Parenthood said Friday it has enlisted an outside group to help retrain its workers on the legal requirements for reporting abuse.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s president and CEO, Betty Cockrum, also called on the anti-abortion group Live Action to give it copies of all the undercover video it shot at clinics in Bloomington and Indianapolis that showed a young patient claiming she had been impregnated by an older man.

“It’s right for us to see what our staff said and did,” Cockrum said.

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Well, Ms. Cockrum, if you want to see what your staff said and did, it’s right here on YouTube.

Unfortunately, I’m afraid more training for staff won’t remedy this situation.  The problem is these workers for PPH are willing to break the law because of political motivation.  They care nothing for this young girl, only for the unobstructed right to abortion.

And remember, I’m a conservative that believes a grown woman should have the right to choose to terminate a pregnancy except for partial-birth abortions. 

But PPH’s opposition to parental notification laws are insane.  Public schools can’t give my daughters an aspirin without my permission, but a PPH clinic can give them an abortion without me knowing.  It’s absolutely flabbergasting that anyone can try to justify that!

In this case though, these workers were so blinded by their political position on abortion that they don’t even care this 13-year old girl was sexually molested by a 31 year-old man.  Training won’t fix that!

Perhaps a psychological evaluation of potential PPH employees would identify these nutcases, but PPH also needs to redefine it’s mission. (This link is to a Google cached page because the original link now redirects to the PPH homepage.)  If PPH wants to really avoid this situation in the future, it’s mission should be to provide the service that’s best for each and every individual girl or woman who seeks it’s services, not to make certain every woman has unrestricted access to an abortion.

December 20, 2008 Posted by | Abortion | , , , , , , | Leave a comment