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Planned Parenthood clinic found encouraging sex-selection abortion

Catholic World News - May 29, 2012

An undercover video recorded by pro-life activists has shown a counselor at a Planned Parenthood clinic apparently encouraging a young woman to have a sex-selection abortion.

Live Action, a pro-life group that has exposed Planned Parenthood in several previous videos, recorded a session in an Austin, Texas clinic, in which an actress tells the counselor that she plans to abort if her unborn child is female. The counselor seems to approve of the plan, and provides details on how the young woman can obtain an ultrasound, using Medicaid funding, to determine the baby’s sex, and arrange an abortion if it is a girl.

Lila Rose, the president of Live Action, said that the video was the first in a series that the group would release to expose the prevalence of sex-selection abortion. She charged that American abortionists are “aiding and abetting this horrific problem.”

Worldwide more than 100 million unborn baby girls have been destroyed in abortions procured by parents who wanted baby boys, Live Action notes. The pro-life activist group charges that American abortionists are complicit in this “female gendercide.”

In the past, Live Action videos have shown Planned Parenthood counselors apparently violating laws requiring the reporting of statutory rape, and admitting that—despite public claims—their clinics do not provide breast-cancer screenings.

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