Everybody knows Planned Parenthood promotes and encourages abortion. But sex trafficking?
It is a convoluted and sad story:
Amy Woodruff, the clinic manager of a New Jersey Planned Parenthood office has been fired for aiding and abetting two people who posed as sex trafficking workers.
The undercover operation was organized by Lila Rose of Live Action, a youth-led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending abortion. Ms. Rose, a student at UCLA, founded Live Action in 2006.
When the news of the sting operation broke, Planned Parenthood dismissed it as a hoax. The video of the incident had been edited, they claimed, and didn’t properly reflect the full context of the discussion.
Yet, as the news began to spread and spiral downward, Woodruff’s employment was terminated.
What did the hidden camera reveal?
On the video, Ms. Woodruff coaches the man posing as a “pimp” to underage girls to not disclose the age of his “workers” when they come into Planned Parenthood for treatment. “If they’re minors, put down that they’re students,” she advises. “Yeah, just kind of play along that they’re students–we want to make it look as legit as possible.”
At one point, Woodruff suggests the best place in the area for minors to obtain abortions. The implication in the suggestion was that her clinic in Perth Amboy, NJ, was too regulated, although that didn’t seem to stop her from helping the “pimp” in other ways. She offered tips on the best way to utilize young prostitutes unable to have sex even as they recovered from abortions. “[Use them from the] waist up,” she advises, “or just [have them] be that extra action walking by.”
In the wake of the exposed ghoulishness last week of the Philadelphia abortion clinic, this is yet another sordid stop on abortion’s trail of tears. Nor is this is the first time a Planned Parenthood clinic has been exposed. But each time it happens, we’re told it’s an exception to the norm. Right.
In response to the Rose expose, Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, pointed out the hypocrisy inherent to the pro-abortion movement:
“The horror of the logic behind Planned Parenthood’s founding has come to roost in this modern form: it is the primary partner of those who degrade and exploit women. The exploitation of women by men through abortion was vehemently rejected by the early feminists.”
Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director who recently joined me in the studio (click here to listen) to discuss her journey from supporting death to promoting life, was equally bold in her reaction to the sting operation. She said she wasn’t at all surprised to read of the news.
“Planned Parenthood is involved in the violent killing of children and has no regard for life,” Abby said. “People who traffic these young women for sex have no regard for their lives and are often involved in violent crimes.”
If there is any “hoax” being perpetuated within the abortion industry, it is to be found in the great lie that the taking of innocent life is a right whose supporters want to be “safe, legal and rare.”
As we have seen time and time again, abortion as promoted by this macabre multi-billion dollar industry is anything but safe, legal and rare. In fact, it is, by every measure, the exact opposite.
These two incidents, the horror of Philadelphia and the Planned Parenthood clinic’s condoning of sex trafficking, leave us with a profound sense of heartache and sadness. The news also drives us to our knees in prayer as we contemplate what we should, can and will do to not only bring an ultimate end to abortion, but also advance the sanctity of life in every form. We’ll have more to share about our plans in this regard in upcoming broadcasts and via other media channels.
In the meantime, please continue to pray with us. I will end with a beautiful prayer offered by a great friend of life, Fr. Frank Pavone:
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice. Not just for some, but for all. Through Christ our Lord. Amen!