On the heels of a similar sting operation in New Jersey a few weeks ago (see here), Live Action has found similar patterns of covering up of statutory rape of minors on the part of Planned Parenthood in Richmond, VA.
First, a special note to those of us in front of the murder centers of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan DC. Listen closely as they talk about the need to do the abortion in the first trimester. Notice how they talk of the "judicial bypass process" as though it were a done deal; could it be that they have judges in their back pockets?
Second (and this is crucial for us), she tells the undercover people that "the state of Virginia only lets you go 13 weeks, 6 days at the most - and at that point you need to go to Maryland, DC - they have looser laws in terms of how far you can do an abortion." (italics mine) Do you see how the differing laws directly impact our work?
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It might be time for a history lesson regarding Richmond and abortion. In June of 2008, a worker with the Richomond Catholic Charities helped a ward of Catholic Charities obtain an abortion - perhaps at the same mill that the Live Action people visited last month! And yes, Bishop DiLorenzo of that diocese knew of it a day before the murder was scheduled to happen - and he did nothing to stop it!
Certainly we need to defund Planned Parenthood - and maybe defund those "catholyc" organizations that are on the governmental dole, as well.