A pro-life group, Live Action, has Planned Parenthood of Indiana on the defensive again after it sent a volunteer undercover into one of its family planning clinics in Indianapolis posing as a 15-year old girl and secretly recorded their conversation, which the group has uploaded to YouTube. The Planned Parenthood counselor gave the teen-aged girl very frank advice on experimenting with bondage and domination sexual techniques and anal sex, and suggested reference materials for role playing, including reading materials like the book series, "50 Shades of Grey," and various hardcore pornographic websites. The counselor, who no longer works at the clinic, also suggested the girl find an 18-year old who could purchase sex toys to further her sexual experimentation with her 17-year old boyfriend. According to the Indianapolis Star, Planned Parenthood doesn't dispute the authenticity of the video:
. . . Planned Parenthood president and CEO Betty Cockrum doesn't dispute the authenticity of the tape, but also said it is not indicative of the type of counseling and information clients are provided.
"While the heavy editing of this video makes it impossible to know the full exchange that took place, this video clearly does not reflect our professional standards or training protocols, and this staff member is no longer employed at PPINK," she said in a written statement.
"This video does not reflect the work our dedicated employees do every day, nor the experience shared by parents and teens who participate in our programs," Cockrum added.
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Tammy Lieber said Cockrum was not available Wednesday night to answer questions. Lieber also would not reveal whether the employee was fired or left voluntarily, or when that occurred, due to privacy policies.LiveAction President Lila Rose founded her nonprofit group when she was just 15 years old. She previously made news when she recorded Planned Parenthood counselors in Indiana and Kentucky providing pregnancy advice to Rose, who posed as a 13-year old, without concern for reporting to authorities the fact that Rose told them that she had been impregnated by an adult. Planned Parenthood recently received $75 million in federal funding under Obamacare for personal responsibility and education programs. LiveAction plans to release similar videos in the coming weeks.
UPDATE: It looks like Planned Parenthood of Indiana lied about the counselor in question no longer working for the nonprofit. The Daily Caller reports that LiveAction reporters were able to contact the clinic and determine that she is still employed at the agency.