Warning: I have not watched the video I am linking for this post, as I have not had an opportune "no children coming to watch over the shoulder" moment in which to do so. But I think it's important enough to make this connection now, as the news is breaking.
According to summaries of this video, it shows a pro-life "sting" operation against Planned Parenthood in which the PP employee coaches people pretending to be child traffickers in a) how to lie to obtain abortions for their minor girl sex-slaves and even get a "student" discount for various PP services, b) when they can once again begin having the "girls" perform full sexual services after an abortion (a shockingly short minimum of two weeks), c) how to use them as "part of the action" during that two week period, and d) where they can find a lower-class abortion facility that is less monitored than PP and that will ask fewer questions. (Wonder if this is how Kermit Gosnell got some of his customers. But remember--his existence was somehow the fault of pro-lifers who didn't give women enough money to kill their children.)
One wonders: Does this PP worker claim to be "pro-choice"? It boggles the mind. In my original "choice devours itself" piece on the old Right Reason, the point of mine that generated the most comment concerned foreign aid workers who enabled sex traffickers, promising not to help girls escape in return for access to the slaves.
It seems nothing has changed, and the pattern is emerging in the U.S. The sexual revolution with its talk of "choice" leads us to situations where the high priests of that revolution sacrifice choice on its altar--without a qualm. This PP worker seems to know the ropes pretty well. Wonder how often she has done this with real pimps and child traffickers?
Will charges be filed against PP? I'm cynical enough to think not. I remember a different case in which the pro-life group who made this video was forced to turn over the video (in that case, of a PP worker coaching a girl on how to lie about her age and that of her boyfriend) because of violations of wiretapping laws. Yep, those are the most important laws to enforce. The ones against being accessories to child trafficking and statutory rape, not so much.
I'll be glad if I'm proved wrong and the FBI and other relevant agencies sweep down on this. Please let me know if you see a story indicating that it's happening for real.
By the way: Yes, I'm aware that PP has engaged in furious damage control, firing the employee and reporting to the FBI, though obviously Woodruff wasn't doing so. No, this does not make the video a "hoax." That would be if, you know, the video were not real. Some people don't know how to use words. I have linked the unedited version above, as apparently PP attempted to use the fact that it had been edited for length originally to call its authenticity into doubt. It's unclear whether PP would have contacted the FBI had they not believed (as they state they did believe) that the people approaching their clinics were engaged in a sting operation. In any event, while Ms. Woodruff has lost her job, there could easily be more Ms. Woodruffs out there. And PP, so far from being thankful to Live Action for smoking out Ms. Woodruff, wants (of course) Live Action itself investigated by the FBI. That's right: Shoot the messenger.