Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Planned Parenthood Threatens To Sue Pro-Lifer

Planned Parenthood Threatens To Sue Undercover Activist
By Nathan Burchfiel
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
May 15, 2007

(CNSNews.com) - Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles is threatening to sue a student pro-life activist who recorded an abortion clinic employee encouraging her to lie about her age to avoid being reported as a victim of statutory rape.

Lila Rose, an 18-year old sophomore at the University of California Los Angeles, is the founder of a pro-life magazine on campus. In March, she entered a Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (PPLA) clinic, posing as a pregnant 15-year old and said her boyfriend was 23 years old.

A girl in that position would be considered a victim of statutory rape because she was under 16, and California law requires clinics such as Planned Parenthood to report cases of statutory rape. In hidden camera video of the encounter, a PPLA employee tells Rose that she could "figure out a birth date that works" to avoid having PPLA notify police.

As Cybercast News Service previously reported, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California President Kathy Kneer criticized the undercover investigation as "manipulative," but admitted that the PPLA employee had violated the organization's policy to follow all applicable laws.


They're willing to sue and perpetuate the story?

Someone is not giving PP good PR advice. Oh well!

What the heck do they intend to get out of an 18-year-old activist?

In the letter, obtained by Cybercast News Service, PPLA president Mary Jane Wagle demands that Rose stop the undercover investigations, remove existing clips from online video sharing site YouTube, and turn the original tapes and all copies over to Planned Parenthood.

"If you do not agree to take these three steps, PPLA will seek all appropriate legal remedies," Wagle wrote.

Even if they remove the videos, They story is out. Planned Parenthood has egg on its face.

David French, an attorney with the Christian legal group Alliance Defense Fund, accused Planned Parenthood of "engaging in a campaign...to bully an 18-year old to distract attention from the fact that their employees were engaging in unlawful behavior."

French, who is serving as Rose's legal adviser, said, "Nothing changes the truth of what's contained in those videotapes. Planned Parenthood was advocating that a patient lie, advocating a way around mandatory reporting requirements for statutory rape, and nothing that Planned Parenthood does as far as trying to bully her regarding the tapes themselves can change those facts."


Regardless of Planned Parenthood's activity in the clinic, French said his client hopes to avoid the court. "She's going to comply with the bulk of their demands on it regarding the videotapes themselves, so I would hope that Planned Parenthood would not pursue any further action against her," he said.

It's too bad that they won't litigate. It could be more publicity for the cover-up. But I understand why they wouldn't want to.

"We essentially believe that in 99.9 percent of the time, our employees do follow the laws," Kneer said, adding that "attacks" from "anti-choice extremists" have led to national audits of abortion providers.

Anti-choice extremists, LOL! They make it sound like we're jihadis about to blow something up. The American public is catching on more and more.

The Canadian public still has a long way to go.

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