It also showed that the abortion giant doesn’t even train its staff to report on instances of abuse. Which, apparently, has been an ongoing issue for a long time.
For example, in 2011, pro-life group Live Action sent investigators to gather evidence that would soon show eight Planned Parenthood staffers in seven clinics who aided cases of child trafficking.
These investigators posed as child sex traffickers, then tried to obtain abortions, contraception, and STI tests for underage girls. The disturbing footage shows Planned Parenthood employees explaining the best method to perform abortions on these traffickers.
The staffers later went on to admit on camera that clinics often ignore parental consent laws, and illegally perform abortions on young women who have been trafficked as sex slaves.
Planned Parenthood has long denied that it does not report cases of child abuse, but the damning footage obtained by Live Action clearly showed otherwise.
It’s also worth noting that this wasn’t the first and only time Live Action has caught Planned Parenthood breaking the law red-handed. Over the years, the group has released multiple undercover videos that have led to congressional investigations and calls for funding reform and redistribution.
After the 2011 scandal was brought to light, the abortion clinic stated that it would better train and equip staffers to detect and disclose instances of minor abuse.
Leaving many, however, calling these words out to be nothing more than empty promises to get ahead of the optics.
Per their website, Planned Parenthood states that victims of rape should of course have the right to decide what happens with their bodies. But the site also says nothing about helping assaulted victims.
In a recent study by Gabrielle Tornow, Planned Parenthood employees were described as “facilitators” towards the exploitation of young girls.
This was unveiled by undercover investigators who pretended to be teenage girls, some pretending to be as young as 15. These investigators recorded conversations in which staff advised about bondage, dominance, submission, sadism, and masochism (BDSM) kinds of relationships.
No employee asked relevant details, like how old the teen girl’s boyfriend was. Nor did they provide any advice on how to avoid pregnancy. Instead, the employees stated that as long as the relationship was consensual, everything within those lines was automatically deemed acceptable – regardless of age.
The staff unsurprisingly reassured and encouraged the teens to hide their sexual encounters from their parents. Then they went on to advise the girls on how to obtain abortions without parental consent.
Perhaps most shockingly, much of this advice included lying and running away to another state where there are no parental consent laws.