Planned Parenthood counselor admits clinic sometimes 'bends the rules' for minors [CNA]

Birmingham, Ala., Jun 30, 2009 / 09:41 pm (CNA).- Another student investigation into Planned Parenthood’s treatment of alleged statutory rape victims has caught on video an Alabama counselor’s admission that her clinic “does sometimes bend the rules a little bit” rather than report sexual abuse. State law requires health professionals to report suspected cases of sexual abuse immediately to state authorities.

Lila Rose, a 20-year-old UCLA student and president of the group Live Action secretly visited a Planned Parenthood clinic in Birmingham, Alabama under the guise of a 14-year-old pregnant by a 31-year-old “boyfriend.” The video shows a Planned Parenthood counselor advising Rose on whether there is a “problem” about her “boyfriend.”

The counselor, identified as “Tanisha,” replies “As long as you consented to having sex with him, there’s nothing we can truly do about that.”

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