Friday, February 4, 2011

Planned Parenthood Scandal

February 4, 2011

Amy Woodruff had a lot to say. Amy was the manager on duty when a man and woman entered her Planned Parenthood office looking for help with their child prostitution ring. Some underage girls trafficked into the country illegally – sex slaves – needed STD testing and abortions.

That’s when Amy started talking. She was “cool,” she said, coaching the pair on how to avoid getting caught. “So as long as they just lie…then we just kind of play it stup[id],” she said. “Just kind of play along that they’re students. We want to make it look as legit as possible.”

The exchange took place on camera, documented as part of an undercover investigation led by Live Action. The group’s founder, Lila Rose, said the actors tried to make it easy for Planned Parenthood to do the right thing. But not once did Amy Woodruff express outrage. Not once did she indicate the sexual abuse of minors needed to stop. Not once did she indicate that Planned Parenthood would be anything less than accommodating.

In an attempt to salvage the mess, Planned Parenthood claimed staffers alerted the FBI, but only after becoming suspicious that the visit was part of an investigation. They called the video a hoax, a result of manipulative editing. But if Planned Parenthood acted responsibly, why fire Amy Woodruff as they did on Tuesday? Why admit she behaved in a repugnant and unacceptable manner if, as they claim, she went straight to the authorities? Why respond at all if the video was nothing but a hoax?

In an attempt to run for cover, Planned Parenthood can’t keep their story straight. And with the release of the complete, unedited video, there’s nothing left to argue. The evidence speaks for itself. Planned Parenthood not only ignored, but embraced criminal offenses. “We already know we’re gonna kind of alter the story and see what we can do and kind of tweak information,” the counselor had boldly offered. Yet again, the Planned Parenthood turned a blind eye to their legal, moral and ethical obligations.

Now that the story is gaining media attention, the abortion industry is stumbling for a response. But no amount of spin or deflection can hide the facts: Planned Parenthood is not in the business of protecting women’s rights and they are not right for women. Rather, Planned Parenthood is in the business of making money. If that means abandoning little girls who need help the most, they will do it, again and again, until America puts a stop to it. We must defund Planned Parenthood.

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