Live Action Exposes Planned Parenthood’s Cooperation with Sex-Selective Abortion
Live Action has done it again.
Today, the youth-led pro-life group best known for going undercover to Planned Parenthood clinics and exposing Planned Parenthood’s troubling and often illegal actions released a new exposé video. In the video, an actress goes to a clinic in Austin, Texas and discusses sex-selective abortion with a counselor. The actress explicitly tells the clinic worker that she will terminate the pregnancy if she finds out that the child is a girl. The counselor is unfazed and explains to the “patient” that she can find out the sex of the baby at four or five months, then obtain a late-term abortion. She also advises the patient not to inform the doctor of her intent to terminate if the child is a girl. The counselor continues that the patient can get Medicaid to pay for the ultrasound that will detect the sex of the child, at which point the patient would decide how to proceed. At the end of the session, after the patient expresses her gratitude, the counselor remarks rather flippantly, “Well, good luck, and I do hope that you get your boy.”
Planned Parenthood already issued a statement on the matter last month, when it suspected that Live Action had just organized another investigation. While leadership claimed that Planned Parenthood “finds the concept of sex selection deeply unsettling,” the organization has vehemently opposed legislation that would prohibit sex-selective abortions. As hard as Planned Parenthood will try to dismiss Live Action’s exposé as a hoax, the evidence is damning.
To anyone still under the delusion that Planned Parenthood promotes a culture that empowers women, this video should raise serious questions about the organization’s priorities.