The pro-life group Live Action, which is known for its undercover videos, has released new "sting"-style footage showing a Planned Parenthood office in New Jersey offering advice to a pretend pimp and his partner regarding their underage sex slaves. It's video that is both revealing and shocking.
In a press release, the group explains what it uncovered: A Planned Parenthood representative coaches a couple on how to secure secret abortions, STD testing, and contraception for their female underage sex slaves, and even explains how the couple can make their operation “look as legit as possible."
For example, the representative "warns the pimp and his prostitute to have their trafficked underage girls lie about their age to avoid mandatory reporting laws, promising, 'even if they lie, just say, ‘Oh he's the same age as me, 15,’…it's just that mainly 14 and under we have to, doesn't matter if their partner's the same age, younger, whatever, 14 and under we have to report.' She says, 'For the most part, we want as little information as possible.'”
The Planned Parenthood employee even explains how using the "student" designation can help his sex workers secure cheaper contraceptive: "If they're minors, put down that they're students. Yeah, just kind of play along that they’re students--we want to make it look as legit as possible.”
The Blaze called Planned Parenthood's Perth Amboy Center in New Jersey, featured in the video, for comment. The office, however, had not yet opened for the day.*
*Modified from " was closed" for clarification.
According to TPM Muckraker, Planned Parenthood says it reported the undercover couple to the FBI:
"These multi-state visits from men claiming to be engaged in sex trafficking of minors may be a hoax," Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder last week. "However, if the representations made by this man are true," she wrote, they indicate violations of several sex trafficking, prostitution and child sex laws.
A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood would not reveal the identity of the man, or men, who visited the clinics. The group does, however, suspect he has ties to Live Action, the pro-life, anti-Planned Parenthood group run by O'Keefe associate Lila Rose.
That's good. But as Ed Morrissey points out at Hot Air, that doesn't explain the Planned Parenthood rep's actions:
It seems that the national office figured out what happened — but that doesn’t explain the enthusiasm with which this clinic advised the undercover reporters, nor of the manager’s offer to personally streamline the process for the putative pimp, either. Plus, if she played along with the pair, why then refer them to MMA for abortions because MMA doesn’t get audited stringently?
For what it's worth, Live Action says it reported Planned Parenthood to the FBI for appearing to aid an underage prostitution ring.
Planned Parenthood said in a statement that the action taken by the employee as portrayed in the video "is not consistent with Planned Parenthood's practices, and is under review."
The CEO of Planned Parenthood New Jersey [Phyllis Kinsler] added that "the behavior of our employee, as portrayed on the video, if accurate, violates PPCNJ policies, as well as our core values of protecting the welfare of minors and complying with the law, and appropriate action is being taken."