Lila Rose and Worse Than Murder Inc.

Hattip to Ed Morrisey at Hot Air.  The intrepid Lila Rose and her colleagues at Live Action expose another Planned Parenthood, I have designated that organization as Worse Than Murder Inc., abortion clinic which has a failure of understanding that a 14 year old who has been impregnated by a 31 year old has been the victim of serious crime, a felony in almost all states, and that Worse Than Murder Inc, is required to report the crime to the authorities. 

New undercover footage shows staff at a Milwaukee, WI Planned Parenthood abortion clinic counseling a purportedly 14-year-old statutory rape victim not to tell anyone about her 31-year-old boyfriend and coaching her how to obtain an abortion without her parents’ consent. The new video, ninth in a series from Live Action documenting similar behavior in 5 other states, comes amid recent controversy about Planned Parenthood’s compliance with state laws regarding minors and abortion.

 
In the video, after hearing the girl is 14 and her boyfriend is “much older,” the counselor says whether or not the situation will be reported by clinic workers “depends on the person you’re disclosing that information to.” When the girl says that her boyfriend is 31, the counselor tells her, “You don’t have to say anything” about the statutory rape and instructs her, “Just give them the information that’s needed.” The counselor also confirms that the 31-year-old “boyfriend” will be paying for the abortion.

 

 
In Wisconsin, sex between an adult and a minor under age 16 is a felony, and health care professionals are required to report such cases to law enforcement immediately. The law specifically includes abortion providers in this requirement.


Live Action, the youth-led pro-life nonprofit that produced the video, has previously released undercover footage in its “Mona Lisa Project” showing sexual abuse cover-up at Planned Parenthood clinics in California, Indiana, Arizona, Tennessee, and Alabama. The Alabama Department of Health put a Birmingham Planned Parenthood on probation two weeks ago after finding 9 legal violations during an investigation prompted by a Live Action video.
Twenty-one-year-old UCLA student Lila Rose, Live Action’s president, says her organization’s videos reveal a common trend of unethical counseling practices and disregard for the law at Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S.: “In case after case, Planned Parenthood acts in contempt of its legal and professional obligations to report child rape. At a time when the Obama administration, through its new health care plan, is offering potentially billions of dollars to the abortion industry, state and federal lawmakers need to take notice of Planned Parenthood’s lawlessness and make certain they receive no more taxpayer subsidies.”
 

Now why would Worse Than Murder Inc not report  these crimes?  Well, if they reported the crime the authorities would get involved.  They would immediately inform the parents of the girl.  Once the parents of the girl were involved then the abortion might not occur.  Bad for Worse Than Murder Inc.’s bottom line.  Even worse, that is one more girl denied her sacred right to choose to slay the child in her womb, a choice for life definitely not being what the staffers at an abortion clinic are in business for.

Over two billion taxpayer dollars go to Worse Than Murder Inc each year.  The time to defund this organization is far overdue.  Bravo to Lila Rose and Live Action for doing what the law enforcement authorities in every state should be doing.  Read more about Live Action and Lila Rose here, here and here.

7 Responses to Lila Rose and Worse Than Murder Inc.

  • “It is quite enough that the deception should be pardoned, without its being made an object of laudation, especially among the heirs of the new covenant.” – St. Augustine

  • I doubt if Saint Augustine would apply that statement to the exposure of such evil restrainedradical.

  • By the way Joe addressed the topic that restrainedradical raised.

    http://the-american-catholic.com/2009/07/01/my-problem-with-lila-rose/

    Anyone wishing to adress the issue of the use of deception when fighting against manifest evil, please comment on that thread. On this thread the focus is on Worse Than Murder, Inc.

  • I know that this question of when it is ok to lie or “deceive” is morally acceptable has been ran through when Joe H. brought it up before- but it is one that must be put through the washer of our collective good consciences. Personally, I put these journalistic exposes on par with police undercover work- it is not so much about the ends justifying the means, but it is like acting- acting could be considered “lying”, but it is in the art form that humanity is examined in ways most people would never see or be able to imagine- the Truth comes through the process of persons playing certain roles that are fictional or based upon real-life persons. In a journalistic or police scenario, the Act is one where some of the players are aware of their roles and others are not- this makes for the challenge of deception- but I think of the world as a grand stage, and we are called to act upon our best intentions and good consciences no matter the circumstances- like standing up to peer pressure, being consistent in the face of opposition or persecution. For adults to claim that they were set-up by agents acting in ways that were deceptive, I’m not sure I would buy into that excuse.

    I don’t want to succumb to ‘ends justifying the means’ moral reasoning here but I can’t quite place the right principle that would absolutely defend journalistic and police undercover work- in my gut I sense it is justified, but my mind needs help from others to sort out the intellectual back-up for something very nearly self-evident in my own heart’s thinking. The only fine-tuning I would make is to say that one should never twist or take out-of-context the words of someone who is being exposed for their bad actions. There must be absolute integrity on everyone’s part on this aspect of any undercover investigation.

  • Sorry- I was commenting before you posted that last one- obviously- didn’t mean to take things off-track

  • No problem Tim. You make some good points. All further commenters or contributors, please address issues of deception against manifest evil under Joe’s post.

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