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MILWAUKEE, March 1–Live Action has made public the full, unedited video from an undercover investigation released last week of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Milwaukee, WI. The footage shows clinic staff 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.
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.
Last week, Planned Parenthood Wisconsin CEO Teri Huyck called the videos “highly edited” and accused Live Action of manipulating footage to make a “false and inflammatory” video. “Assuming this patient gave us her name, we would report it,” Huyck said. “The so-called patient in this case did not provide identifying information. In fact, she refused.”
On the contrary, the full footage includes Planned Parenthood staff taking down a full name for the girl, “Janelle Marion,” and a birthdate, in order to help her obtain a judicial bypass waiver for her abortion.
Live Action has released nine similar videos from five other states as part of its “Mona Lisa Project.” Two weeks ago, the Alabama Department of Health, announced it had placed a Birmingham Planned Parenthood on probation after a state investigation, prompted by a Live Action video, found 9 legal violations.
Lila Rose, the 21-year-old president of Live Action, calls on Wisconsin state authorities to move forward on a probe of the abortion provider. “Planned Parenthood has clearly violated public trust by covering up sexual abuse. Now their CEO Teri Huyck is lying to the public about this cover up. Wisconsin Law enforcement must hold Planned Parenthood accountable to the law. And Wisconsin lawmakers must put an end to the millions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies Planned Parenthood receives.”
Live Action sent full footage from the Milwaukee clinic to the Wisconsin Attorney General and Milwaukee District Attorney last week.
Watch the full video here: http://liveaction.org/files/monalisa/mil_wi_full.mov