Don’t believe your lying eyes, says Planned Parenthood. Or your ears. Just listen to Planned Parenthood. But not too closely.
I know it’s hard to believe but yet another counselor at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Memphis, TN was caught on hidden camera coaching a 14-year-old girl to lie to a judge so he would not find out about her 31-year-old boyfriend so the girl could obtain a waiver for an abortion without her parents’ knowledge. According to news reports, Tennessee law requires health providers to notify law enforcement upon learning a minor has sex with someone over 18 who is at least four years older, felony statutory rape under state law.
This is the sixth Planned Parenthood (PP) clinic busted by Lila Rose in a developing multi-state child abuse scandal, involving the deliberate suppression of evidence of statutory rape by PP employees.
But never you mind what those videos show. Planned Parenthood is shocked…just shocked about these allegations. In fact, they’re so shocked that they’re essentially accusing Lila Rose of misleading people with lots of tricky editing.
Barry Chase, president of Planned Parenthood in Memphis, called the recent video “highly edited” and promised that it was being investigated in The Daily Times.
Chase said he’s written to Lila’s web site and asked for the full unedited tape so they can “figure out what happened.” And all the reporters writing on this story are just repeating what PP says about the dubious nature of the editing and leaving it there.
Except here’s the thing. Lila Rose actually posts the full footage on her website so it’s there for anyone to see at LiveAction.org. Too bad, none of the brain dead reporters could actually lift up the phone and call Lila Rose themselves to ask her. (The Memphis footage will be posted Monday and Live Action as of Friday morning has received nothing from Planned Parenthood.)
You see, I spoke with Lila Rose, the young woman who makes these videos, this morning. I think she’s out in California and I called her at 8:50 a.m. Eastern time which would make it 5:50 a.m. her time. But she was gracious and pretended that she didn’t mind. I felt like a dumb jerk for calling so early but she told me not to worry. But if an idiot like me can get her at 5:50 a.m., why can’t any of these reporters?
And anyway, no matter how edited it is, the PP counselor is still advising a 14 year old girl to lie to a judge. See for yourself.
For months, Lila Rose has been doing a great job exposing Planned Parenthood abortion clinics but the abortion giant has simply obfuscated and attacked Lila Rose herself or simply remained silent.
But things are changing. Now, some legislators are talking about removing federal funding from Big Abortion because of what’s being shown on the videos and Planned Parenthood is responding the only way they can when attacking and lying hasn’t worked. They’re attacking and lying even more.
Lila Rose said that Planned Parenthood has threatened to sue her and they’re issuing “bogus denials” which seems to be standard operating procedure. “Planned Parenthood plays this game. They say they’re investigating this. They say they’re retraining their staff…But they know this is what’s happening. We find it again and again.”
Lila said that she releases all footage to state authorities so there’s no excuse for the state not to act or for PP to pretend that the video is highly edited and misleading.
But here’s the good news: State legislators in Tennessee are citing Lila’s video to support a bill that could end the agency’s $721,000 state contract to provide family planning services in Shelby County.
According to the Commercial Appeal:
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey joined colleagues Wednesday expressing outrage over actions depicted in a hidden-camera video released Monday by Live Action, a group that opposes abortion. It says the video was shot at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Union Avenue last summer.
Ramsey and sponsors of the bill said the video prompted them to push ahead with a bill this year…
Lila Rose is doing great work. Check it all out at Live Action – A New Media Movement for Life. We should all keep her in our prayers that she continues doing the great work she’s doing. And that she doesn’t get woken up by brain dead bloggers every morning.