Thursday, May 17, 2007

Planned Parenthood follow-up:

Lila Rose, the 18 year old UCLA student journalist who exposed two LA area Planned Parenthood clinics as accessories to statutory rape was on the O'Reilly Factor tonight, along with the videos she took at the clinics.

Rather than take steps to discipline their employees for violating the law, PP preferred to abuse California privacy laws to bully an 18 year old journalist for exercising her freedom: her freedom as a clinic patient to disclose the content of the conversation, and her journalistic freedom to do so. Ms. Rose had the journalistic integrity to collect hard evidence before making her claims in public.

A person who deliberately commits a criminal act, in this case intentionally concealing a statutory rape, should have no expectation of privacy. Even so, PP prefers to cover up the criminal behavior in the tapes, rather than account for it.

The only people who benefit from this are PP and the abusers of young girls. PP gets the business they want, and statutory rapists go uncaught and unreported because the evidence of their crimes is destroyed. How is this supposed to help women?

On the advice of Ms. Rose's attorney, the video has been removed from You Tube, and she will be turning her tapes over to PP tomorrow.

But, the tapes have now been shown on national news, and the You-Tube videos and TV clips may possibly have been preserved by countless others. The story is all over the blogs, and both conservative and mainstream online news outlets. Take this guest post over at the Dawn Patrol, for instance.

Hmmm. Doesn't look like there's a rug big enough to hide this mess.

Related Post from Granny Grump at Real Choice.
Annie at After Abortion discusses similar incidents in other states.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Wow! So I guess this means that we who argued that parental notification would actually protect teenage girls were right all along. Naturally, PP wants to turn this around so that they are the victims of some dastardly pro-life scheme to bring down Roe v. Wade.