Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Planned Parenthood stung again?

Planned Parenthood has notified some of its friends in the media that they suspect Live Action actors recently posed as women looking to get sex-selection abortion and their clinics in a variety of states. Planned Parenthood is trying to get out ahead of this one.
A string of suspicious incidents at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country has given the organization reason to believe that anti-abortion activists are targeting it in a new organized sting operation. According to Planned Parenthood spokesperson Chloe Cooney, clinics in at least 11 states have reported two dozen or more "hoax visits" over the past several weeks, in which a woman walks into a clinic, claims to be pregnant and asks a particular pattern of provocative questions about sex-selective abortions, such as how soon she can find out the gender of the fetus, by what means and whether she can schedule an abortion if she's having a girl..... While Planned Parenthood condemns seeking abortions on the basis of the gender of the fetus, Cooney said the provider is also "committed to providing high-quality, confidential, nonjudgmental care to all who come into our health centers." While Planned Parenthood staffers are extensively trained to answer unusual and difficult questions and to refer women to necessary counseling, none of its clinics will deny a woman an abortion based on her reasons for wanting one, except in those states that explicitly prohibit sex-selection abortion (Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Illinois).
Since Live Action often points out how Planned Parenthood clinic flout the law, I wouldn't be surprised to see videos from some of those states where sex-selection abortion is illegal.

Jessica Valenti pre-emptively defends Planned Parenthood and claims it's ethical to take part in sex-selection abortions. Hooray for feminism!!!

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