FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2014
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Statement from Live Action President Lila Rose:
You’re seeing step one of the Planned Parenthood damage control handbook: the token firing. It’s always a little strange, because Planned Parenthood tries to have it both ways: they announce terminating the employee for violating “professional standards” but never specify what those standards are. Meanwhile, their BDSM training video remains online, and they continue to list “resources” that tell kids that torture sex is totally fine. So what exactly did the staffer in our video do to bring the wrath of Planned Parenthood down on her?In past releases, step two in the handbook is to ignore the exact same abuses we reveal in subsequent videos from additional Planned Parenthood locations across the country. We saw this in our sex-trafficking investigation and our sex-selective abortion investigation, and we’ll probably see it here, too. Planned Parenthood is trying to cast our video as a one-off.But throwing one employee under the bus does nothing to solve the abortion giant’s organization-wide problem: their promotion of dangerous sexual activity to teens in their online materials and programs. Lawmakers need to take action immediately to stop forcing taxpayers to support Planned Parenthood, and parents should call their school principals and superintendents to cut off Planned Parenthood’s access to teens in their communities.
UPDATE (06/12/14): Live Action has scheduled an appointment with the staffer Planned Parenthood claims is “no longer employed.”
“Now Planned Parenthood is caught in yet another lie,” Rose said, “and we have a new tape.”
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