New footage released today from an undercover camera inside an abortion clinic in Bloomington shows Planned Parenthood staff deliberately violating the state's mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse.
The footage shows Lila Rose, a UCLA student journalist and president of right-to-life advocacy group Live Action, posing as a 13-year-old girl. On tape, the nurse acknowledges her responsibility to report the abuse, but assures Rose she will not. The nurse says, "I am supposed to report to Child Protective Services," but tells Rose, "Okay, I didn't hear the age [of the 31-year-old]. I don't want to know the age."
She then instructs Rose how to obtain a secret abortion by crossing state lines in order to avoid Indiana's parental consent law.
Answer by BabyBeans0506 at 4:33 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:52 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
OMG!!!!!!!!!! That's bad.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:53 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by ReneeK3 at 1:56 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:58 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Anon, the problem is that she is supposed to report it. It doesn't matter if it's normal or something that happens all the time. There are LAWS that she is required to follow, laws which she chose to ignore. When I call the bank about our car loan, since I am not on the title to the car (yeah, don't ask me how that happened), they CAN'T give me information on the loan. BY LAW. So, why is it that a bank can easily follow laws that are much less important than a young girl's pregnancy by an older male? She has a responsibility to report, and she didn't. Furthermore, gave her information that would also prompt another felony (taking a minor over state lines). Amazing. I have to wonder if this were to have been an actual situation, could she (the PP rep.) be arrested for anything?
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:07 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:14 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Not shocked by this at all. I went to Planned Parenthood when at 21 I found I was pregnant. I went to get a pregnancy test and see what all my options were. I was given the options then the nurse told me abortion was really my only option since adoption was an awful experience and keeping a baby was insane. I said I needed to think about it and abortion was not an option for me I could not kill a baby. She said I would be a welfare mom sucking off the system or throw my baby away with adoption. She said women like me made her sick and I did not deserve to have children. She said abortion was created for someone stupid like me. I told her to back off and left. I reported her but nothing happened she is probably still bully young girls into abortions now. I went to a pregnancy crisis center and got the help I needed. I later miscarried and was unable to place that child for adoption.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
She said I would be a welfare mom sucking off the system or throw my baby away with adoption. She said women like me made her sick and I did not deserve to have children. She said abortion was created for someone stupid like me.
OH my gosh, Anon. That's horrible. What a horrible, ugly person to say such things. I am glad that you followed your instinct and sorry for the pain it caused you. Also, sorry for your loss. I am sure that was difficult to deal with.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:35 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Next question overall
does one day really make a difference to take a pregnancy test?