Lila Rose: Abortion Exposure Work 'A Matter of Faith'

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WASHINGTON -- A day after pro-lifers exposed even more shady business by Planned Parenthood, Congress is set to vote on a bill that would ban abortions based on the sex of the child.

Live Action released footage Tuesday of a Texas Planned Parenthood counselor going along with a woman's desire to abort if her child is a girl.

The video shows the Planned Parenthood worker not just condoning the idea of a gender-based abortion, but agreeing that the mother -- an undercover Live Action member -- shouldn't tell anyone about her plan.

"But do you think I still just shouldn't worry about telling them that I would be terminating if it's a girl?" the actress asks.

"Right," a Planned Parenthood counselor named Rebecca answers.

"Just keep it quiet and then come here?" the woman goes on to ask.

"Yeah, I would," the counselor responds.

You can watch the undercover video at

**Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center talked more about the controversial video on the CBN News Channel's Morning News, May 31. Watch for his comments following Paul Strand's report.

Planned Parenthood said the counselor on the tape has been fired and insisted she was new on the job. The group also said it would be retraining staff.

"We absolutely condemn sex selection," Celinda Vasquez of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles said. "We encourage the woman to really discuss with her family and consult her faith on the matter."

But Live Action president Lila Rose isn't buying those claims.

"Planned Parenthood's reaction to Live Action is basically, 'We condemn discrimination based on gender, but we support doing sex-selective abortions,'" Rose told CBN News.

She called Planned Parenthood's defense weak and contradictory.

"They fired their employee claiming that she broke protocol, but they couldn't point to the protocol that she broke," Rose said.

"The reality is Planned Parenthood and their supposedly pro-women allies -- really pro-abortion allies -- are so insistent on abortion and protecting it as if it's some kind of a human right that they'll even go as far as targeting little girls in the late term for violent sex-selective abortions," she continued.

Rose's passion to fight abortion goes back to her childhood. She was one of eight siblings in a Christian home.

"When I first found out about abortion, I was horrified. I think most people are," she recalled. "And I thought, 'We can't allow this to be happening in our country.'"

At just age 15, Rose started Live Action with a mission to use undercover investigations against Planned Parenthood. She felt it was the best she could do to fight for an end to abortion.

"We've seen 4,000 abortions every day in our country for years," Rose said. "We're missing over 50 million children in America."

"Of that number, we're missing untold amounts of girls, disproportionately," she explained. "I mean, you could slice it different ways, but the reality is ... this is a human rights atrocity to an extent that we've never seen before as a nation, [that] I don't think we've ever seen before in human history."

Live Action plans to keep up its unrelenting attacks on Planned Parenthood.

And for Rose, the fight is a matter of faith.

"Nothing's more valuable than human life and protecting and cherishing and loving human life," she said.

"As Christians we know that to love one another is a commandment, is a way to love Christ Himself," Rose added. "So the more that we practice this, especially in our resolute... gracious but bold stand against abortion in the United States, we're practicing that fundamental calling as Christians."

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Paul Strand

CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent

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