An Indiana abortion clinic nurse has been suspended after an undercover video showed her neglecting child abuse laws.
In the video, a 20-year-old pro-life college student poses as a pregnant 13-year-old named "Brianna" at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bloomington, Ind. The student told the nurse she had gotten pregnant by a 31-year-old man.
"I am supposed to report to Child Protective Services," the nurse said on the videotape. But the nurse told the girl that she will not do so if she can tell a plausible different story.
The nurse did not know the session was being taped. It is not against state law in Indiana to conceal video cameras.
College Student Says This Just One Example
"Today's video release is only a sample from many hours of similarly disturbing footage," said Lila Rose, who appeared on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor show Thursday night. "We're staggering the releases one by one that each incident of abuse gets the national attention and scrutiny it deserves."
"Planned Parenthood is covering up these incidents of abuse and sending these girls back into the arms of older men," she said. "I am a college student doing investigative journalism and they've tried to sue me and shut me up. But every time, they have admitted wrongdoing."
Tape Reveals Wrongdoing, Police Not Investigating
The tape was posted on YouTube.com. On the video, the nurse tells the girl how to cover for the 31-year-old man by saying that the father could be a boy in school.
The nurse is also seen coaching the girl about how to get around Indiana's parental-consent laws. On the tape, she is seen handing the girl a piece of paper and telling her she can show the sheet but can say nothing.
Under Indiana law, health care providers must report a sexual act between an adult and a person younger than 14 to law enforcement or the Department of Child Protective Services.
A city spokesman said Thursday that the Bloomington City Police is not investigating the clinic or the nurse for suspicions of violating the statutory-rape notification law. but it is beefing up security around the facility to protect it from any backlash.
"There's no investigation taking place, but they have stepped up patrols around the area," said Danny Lopez, communications director for the city of Bloomington.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana has suspended the nurse and has vowed an investigation.
"We are deeply concerned about the content of the video," Betty Cockrum, the state's Planned Parenthood chapter president, said in a statement. "The apparent actions of the employee would be in violation of our strict policies and procedures."
"A thorough internal investigation of this matter has begun," she continued. "Further disciplinary action will be taken if warranted by the investigation."
Planned Parenthood is a tax-exempt nonprofit group that nationwide receives $336.7 million in government funding.
Sources: CBN News, Washington Times