FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2014
MN Planned Parenthood Counselor Recommends Sex Shops, Encourages Abusive Sex to Teenager
Additional Evidence Exposed of Widespread Unprofessional and Dangerous Behavior
Arlington, VA – A new video from the pro-life group Live Action shows a Planned Parenthood facility in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area encouraging who the facility believes to be a fifteen-year-old girl to engage in dangerous sexual practices, including bondage and sadomasochism.
The counselor claims that “anything within the sexual world is normal as long as it’s consensual” – that if the investigator’s sex partner “wants to try something that … is gonna cause you harm or pain, and you’re okay with that, that’s a completely different thing than [sic] if he wants to try something to do that you’re not okay with[.]” She recommends two specific sex shops where the investigator can get “sex toys” and “sex props.”
According to Live Action’s president, Lila Rose, “the new video lays bare Planned Parenthood’s sexual ethos, even for kids: abusive, demeaning, and violent sexual behavior is ‘normal’ and ‘OK’ as long as the recipient believes that she’s consented to it.”
Planned Parenthood received over $540 million in taxpayer funds in its last reported fiscal year. The organization also gets tax funding to be a “navigator” for ObamaCare, in addition to having been assigned more public millions from the government program PREP (the Personal Responsibility Education Program), which addresses sex education specifically. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, two regional affiliates exposed in previous Live Action SexEd releases, have received PREP grants.
The Planned Parenthood counselor states that “there are lots of things that happen in Fifty Shades of Grey [an explicitly pornographic popular book series] that border on – um, I wouldn’t say ‘abuse,’ because it’s consensual, but definitely extreme.” She repeats that “if it’s consensual, again, completely normal” and talks about how her “patients sometimes come in with rope burns or … markings on their breasts from, like, clamps.”
“What else could an underage girl agree to that Planned Parenthood would call ‘completely normal’?” Rose asked. “Cuts? Broken bones? Is child sexual abuse ‘completely normal’ if the girl thinks she wants it? Planned Parenthood has covered up the statutory rape of minors for years as well, not taking child sexual abuse seriously. Apparently it’s ‘yes’ to everything – to depraved and dangerous behavior – as long as there’s ‘consent.'”
This is the fourth recording of questionable and even dangerous teen sex counseling sessions from Planned Parenthood. Live Action is demanding that legislators defund Planned Parenthood of taxpayer money, and that superintendents nationwide expel Planned Parenthood from their schools.
“It seems that the thing Planned Parenthood is most terrified of telling anyone is ‘don’t’ – even if it’s a commonsense warning against the extreme physical, emotional, and mental harm these practices can cause to minors,'” Rose concluded. “That’s a great way to bring about more teen sexual activity, more teen pregnancy, and more sexual abuse.”
Live Action is a youth-led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights abuse of abortion. The group uses new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless. More information at LiveAction.org.