Live Action expose alleges Planned Parenthood staff promotes sadomasochism to teens (video)
A new campaign by a pro-life group aims to show that Planned Parenthood doesn't just commit abortions and promote contraceptives. Its employees also promote dangerous sexual practices to teenagers.
In a press release and trailer (graphic content warning) released today, Live Action says Planned Parenthood employees told its undercover investigators about the alleged benefits of bondage and sadomasochism. Some investigators were posing as 15-year old girls -- underage for sexual consent in all states, with limited exceptions.
The group will launch a series of videos on its latest investigation on Wednesday. They are planning a Tweetfest to support the series for 2:00 Eastern Standard Time Wednesday afternoon.
In the trailer, Planned Parenthood employees are recorded saying things like "some people like being spanked or hit or whipped." One person told the Live Action investigator that "patients will sometimes come in with rope burns or markings on their breasts from clamps. And, again, if it's consensual, it's okay."
Two employees are quoted as saying "it's totally okay" and "it'll feel good to you."
This is not the first time that Planned Parenthood has been caught giving sexually unhealthy advice to young people. In 2012, American Life League released a video showing Planned Parenthood telling 10-year old students how to masturbate, have sex, and use contraceptives. (Graphic content warning.)
The Live Action trailer notes that over $500 million in taxpayer funding goes to Planned Parenthood annually, as well a newly-established $75 million under the Affordable Care Act for sex education for teenagers.
In a press release, Live Action founder and president Lila Rose said that "taxpayers, and especially parents, need to know where their money is going. This funding is not optional – it’s a compulsory, government-enforced extraction going toward extremely questionable programs and dangerous advice for our nation’s teens.”
The Live Action video comes two weeks after the group launched its new website, PlannedParenthoodExposed.com. The website is a centralized source for six years of Live Action's undercover work against Planned Parenthood.
Louisiana is set to deny Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups from providing sexual education in classrooms, and Kansas recently defunded Planned Parenthood.