Anti-abortion group releases more video of Planned Parenthood

Fri Feb 4, 2011 5:42pm EST
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By Lauren Keiper

BOSTON (Reuters) - An anti-abortion group released on Friday three more undercover videos, which it said show Planned Parenthood employees helping a man posing as a pimp get abortions and birth control for underage girls.

The footage, said to be filmed in January at Planned Parenthood clinics in Falls Church, Charlottesville and Roanoke, Virginia, is the latest in a series of videos made public by Live Action, a California-based group that opposes abortion.

Live Action said in a statement that the videos are evidence Planned Parenthood is "willing to aid and abet the sexual trafficking and exploitation of minors and young women."

Planned Parenthood said the undercover videos are part of a coordinated lobbying effort to advance legislation that would take away funding from the family planning organization.

The three videos, one at each clinic, show a man saying he's involved in sex work and manages teenage girls ask questions about prices and identification requirements for sexually transmitted disease testing, birth control and abortions.

In each case he asks if the conversations are confidential.

In the videos, Planned Parenthood employees answer questions about health services offered at the clinic and explain requirements associated with different procedures.

"It's very clear to us that these tapes show health professionals doing their job," said Planned Parenthood spokesman Stuart Schear of the new footage.   Continued...