The Face of Planned ParenthoodMay 16, 2007
Lila Rose, 18, is a sophomore at UCLA and the founder of Live Action, a pro-life organization on campus. In March, she visited a Planned Parenthood clinic in Los Angeles armed with a hidden camera, posing as a 15-year-old who had been impregnated by her 23-year-old boyfriend.
Though California law requires abortion providers to report all cases of statutory rape to the police, a staff member at Planned Parenthood instructed Lila to lie about her age so she could protect her boyfriend and go through with an abortion.
Planned Parenthood: If you’re 15, we have to report it. If you’re not, if you’re older than that, then we don’t need to… So we still have to call the police, and they still have to talk to you, but we aren’t going to force you do anything, basically.
15-year-old: Okay, but if I just say I’m not 15, then it’s different? So I could just say…
Planned Parenthood: You could say 16.
15-year-old: I could say 16?
Planned Parenthood: Yes.
15-year-old: Okay, yeah. So I would just write 16?
Planned Parenthood: Well, just figure out a birth date that works. And I don’t know anything.
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