Student's Planned Parenthood Sting Raises Ire on YouTube

Woman poses as 13-year-old in undercover exposé
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 26, 2009 8:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – A UCLA anti-abortion activist posing as a 13-year-old girl has been running an undercover campaign against Planned Parenthood and posting results on YouTube, the Los Angeles Times reports. Lila Rose, 20, visits branches posing as a minor impregnated by a 31-year-old man, and secretly videotapes what ensues. In several cases, she has recorded workers telling her to keep quiet about the man’s age, provoking outrage by YouTube viewers.

“I don't want to know the age. It could be reported as rape. And that's child abuse,” says one taped employee. Rose is hoping she can shake up the country’s largest abortion provider by suggesting it doesn’t report statutory rapes. Her videos have already sparked local legislative action. Planned Parenthood officials say telling women to lie about the father’s age is against organization policy, and it has accused Rose of breaking privacy laws.