Calling for Investigation of Planned Parenthood

COMMENT:  And you thought things like this didn't happen in Tennessee.  I guess we know now! We have laws against the sexual abuse of a child.  This  advice would  violate TCA 39-13-506 which makes statutory rape a FELONY. This action should be investigated. A child in this position would need rescuing instead of receiving a procedure that would just cover up a criminal activity and allow the sexual abuse to continue.

This revelation gives us the perfect opportunity to insist that the $1.1 million of our tax dollars now going to Planned Parenthood be redirected to other providers.

*SB 0470 by *Johnson ( HB 1756 by *Hensley)
Public Health - As introduced, establishes a new methodology for disposition of family planning funds that disburses funds to public women's health services programs before other providers are funded.
SB 470 would require a process by which local and county health departments would receive priority consideration before distributing tax funds to private organizations such as Planned Parenthood. 

It is a pleasure to report that SB 470 passed the State Senate 25-7:

  Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Black, Bunch, Burchett, Burks, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Gresham, Henry, Herron, Jackson, Johnson, Ketron, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Southerland, Stanley, Stewart, Tracy, Watson, Woodson, Yager, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 25.
          Senators voting no were: Berke, Ford, Harper, Haynes, Kyle, Marrero, Tate -- 7.

HB 1756 passed the State House 61-32-2:

Representatives voting aye were: Barker, Bass, Bell, Brooks H, Brooks K, Campfield, Carr, Casada, Cobb C, Cobb J, Cobb T, Coleman, Coley, Curtiss, Dean, Dennis, Dunn, Eldridge, Evans, Faulkner, Fincher, Floyd, Ford, Halford, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Johnson C, Johnson P, Kelsey, Lollar, Lundberg, Lynn, Maggart, Matheny, Matlock, McCord, McCormick, McDaniel, McDonald, McManus, Montgomery, Mumpower, Niceley, Ramsey, Rich, Roach, Rowland, Sargent, Shepard, Shipley, Swafford, Todd, Watson, Weaver, Windle, Winningham, Mr. Speaker Williams -- 61.
          Representatives voting no were: Bone, Borchert, Brown, Camper, Cooper, DeBerry L, Favors, Ferguson, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Harmon, Jones S, Jones U, Kernell, Litz, Miller, Moore, Naifeh, Odom, Pitts, Pruitt, Richardson, Shaw, Sontany, Stewart, Tidwell, Tindell, Towns, Turner M, West, Yokley -- 32.
          Representatives present and not voting were: DeBerry J, Fraley -- 2.

HEREto view the Video.

PP Logo
     1407 Union Ave # 300
    Memphis, TN 38104
    (901) 725-1717

Student Undercover Video Shows [Memphis] Tennessee Planned Parenthood Coaching 14-year-old to Lie About Age of 'Boyfriend'
Contact: Lila Rose, Live Action, 408-497-3982

MEMPHIS, April 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- A counselor at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Memphis, TN was caught on hidden camera coaching a 14-year-old girl to lie to a judge so he would not find out about her 31-year-old boyfriend and the girl could obtain a waiver for an abortion without her parents' knowledge. This is the sixth Planned Parenthood clinic implicated in a developing multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate suppression of evidence of statutory rape.
Lila Rose, 20-year-old UCLA student and president of the nonprofit Live Action, entered Planned Parenthood's Memphis Health Center undercover and told a counselor that she was 14 years old, pregnant by her 31-year-old "boyfriend", and needed a secret abortion so her parents would not find out about her sexual relationship with the older man. Tennessee Code 37-1-605 requires health professionals to report suspected cases of sexual abuse of minors to law enforcement immediately.
The Planned Parenthood counselor tells Rose on camera, "Look, if we keep this conversation I'm gonna have to talk to my manager and yeah, [your boyfriend]'s gonna get in trouble," but promises, "I'm not gonna tell anybody, ok?" She adds, "And please don't say that I told you this." When Rose tells the counselor she thinks her boyfriend will get in trouble if her parents find out, the counselor advises Rose to lie about the man's age when speaking to a judge in order to obtain a bypass of Tennessee's parental consent law for abortion: "Don't mention it. Just say you have a boyfriend 17 years old...whatever."
"The Planned Parenthood counselor hears about the abuse, says she should report it, decides to remain silent, then tells me to lie to the judge about 31-year-old man." Rose notes of the video.
The new video marks the fifth in Live Action's "Mona Lisa Project," a nationwide undercover investigation that documents Planned Parenthood's repeated noncompliance with state mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse of minors. Tennessee is the third state to be implicated in the controversy, along with Arizona and Indiana.
"This is the sixth clinic we have recorded that manipulates the law and covers up sexual abuse. Planned Parenthood's abortion-first mentality makes it operate as an advocate for terrible crimes against children," Rose states. "What more do authorities need to see before holding this organization accountable for its institutionalized indifference to statutory rape and sexual abuse of children?"