The Bronx branch of Planned Parenthood was the latest site of an anti-abortion group's undercover video campaign, where actors have been secretly filming workers and physicians at clinics in several states.
In the video (which you can watch above) a man and a woman, apparently posing as a pimp and a prostitute, enter the clinic on E. 149th Street and ask about obtaining abortion services and STD screenings for under-age girls, and mention that they're in “sex work.”A staffer and a physician then tell the actors that all appointments and treatments at the clinic are confidential, regardless of the patient's age.
The videos (the Bronx footage was the sixth put up on YouTube) come as some politicians and pro-life groups are pushing Congress to cut funding for Planned Parenthood.
Live Action, the group that made the video, says it's proof that the organization, a national nonprofit that provides gynecological, birth control and abortion services, failed to report sex trafficking practices.
Planned Parenthood released a statement in response that called the videos “doctored” and “dishonest,” and said that both workers at the Bronx clinic say they did not hear the word “sex work.”
“Our staff responded professionally to questions, discussed these encounters with management, and provided a report to the FBI,” the press release states.
What do you think? Does Live Action have a point, or are these videos set up to entrap? Share your thoughts with us via the comments section.