Abortion Activists Attempt to Discredit Planned Parenthood with Second Video


Group Seeks to Discredit Planned Parenthood

Rose said Wednesday that Live Action, a grassroots activist group made up of college-age students, has recently conducted several stings at Planned Parenthood clinics and plans to release more evidence of alleged misconduct soon.

"As our research and evidence will show, this is not only a problem for one clinic in New Jersey -- it is much broader and more endemic," she said in a statement.

Planned Parenthood, while condemning the New Jersey clinic manager's actions, has said that the orchestrated effort to use undercover tactics to discredit the entire organization's work is a "dirty tricks campaign."

"Falsely claiming sex trafficking to health professionals to advance a political agenda is an astoundingly cynical form of political activity," said Schear in a statement Tuesday.

Schear said that the organization pieced together a pattern of at least 11 similar sting incidents in six states that occurred over five days in early January. Officials reported the incidents to Attorney General Eric Holder on Jan. 18.

"These multi-state visits ... may be a hoax," the group's president Cecile Richards wrote in letter to Holder. "In the past, Planned Parenthood affiliates have been approached by a small, organized group of people, opposed to our mission, who have misrepresented their circumstances to gain access to our health centers. ... This may be happening once again. If so, this kind of activity should be firmly condemned."

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, of which the New Jersey and Virginia clinics are part, was formally created in the 1940s as a network of health centers to provide women with greater access to birth control consulting, STD testing, cancer screenings and abortions. There are currently more than 820 centers across the U.S.

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