America’s largest abortion provider has fired one of its managers after she was secretly filmed coaching a man posing as a sex trafficker about his illicit operations.
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The secret footage appears to show the manager of a New Jersey branch of Planned Parenthood advising the couple on how the girls can access such services without attracting suspicion, and now a second video has emerged, casting another of the company’s clinics under the spotlight.
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The original video shows clinic manager Amy Woodruff suggesting that the underage girls should lie about their age in order to reduce the chance of an official investigation.
She said: “For the most part, we want as little information as possible.”
It also shows her suggesting that the underage prostitutes could get cheaper contraception by claiming to be students.
She said: “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.”
And when she is asked if the girls can get abortions the manager advises that if they are under 15 they should go to another clinic where “their protocols are not as strict as ours.”
The sting, which took place on 13 January, was organised by a Los Angeles based pro-life group called Live Action.
Lila Rose, the pro-life group’s president, said: “This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Planned Parenthood intentionally breaks state and federal laws and covers up the abuse of the young girls it claims to serve.”
Planned Parenthood has said that it promptly informed law enforcement authorities after the visit.
Phyllis Kinsler, CEO of Planned Parenthood Central New Jersey, said that she and her colleagues were “profoundly shocked when we viewed the videotape, which depicted an employee of one of our health centers behaving in a repugnant manner that is inconsistent with our standards of care and is completely unacceptable.”
She added that “the employee in the video was immediately suspended from her duties this morning and was terminated this evening”.
Live Action have now released a second secret video which appears to show one of Planned Parenthood’s employees in Virginia explaining how underage prostitutes can get an abortion without the need for parental consent – something which she claims happens “once or twice a month”.
And Republican Congressman Mike Pence expressed shock that Planned Parenthood had “been recorded aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking.”
Last month Planned Parenthood said that people claiming to be sex traffickers had visited a number of its clinics in January and that it had concluded that the visits were part of a hoax organised by Live Action.
Earlier this month it emerged that an abortion doctor in America was facing multiple murder charges amid accusations that he killed seven newborn babies by severing their spinal cords using a pair of scissors.
Dr Kermit Gosnell is believed to have made millions of dollars by performing illegal late term abortions at his clinic in Philadelphia.
Prosecutors allege that Dr Gosnell induced the births of the babies during the sixth, seventh or eighth months of pregnancy, and then severed their spinal cords.
The gruesome case first emerged last year when officials went to investigate drug related complaints at Dr Gosnell’s clinic only to discover what prosecutors have described as a “house of horrors”.
Commenting on the discovery District Attorney Seth Williams said: “A search of the office last year by authorities found bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses scattered throughout the building.
“Jars containing the severed feet of babies lined a shelf. Furniture and equipment was blood-stained, dusty and broken.”