ACORN-Esque 'Sting' Hits Planned Parenthood

But group says video was edited, doesn't reflect policies
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2011 10:08 AM CST

An anti-abortion group has released an undercover video that appears to depict a Planned Parenthood employee giving advice to—you guessed it—a pimp and a prostitute. The employee, a New Jersey office manager named Amy Woodruff, advises the pair on how to get medical care for underage, illegal immigrant prostitutes. Planned Parenthood says the employee may have violated its policies, and that "appropriate action is being taken." But it also says the heavily edited video doesn't tell the whole story.

People posing as pimps and prostitutes visited at least 12 Planned Parenthood clinics in January, and after each one the group immediately contacted federal and local authorities, the Washington Post reports. (See our earlier story here.) The group behind the video, Live Action, has been attempting similar stings on Planned Parenthood for years—and used to work with the ACORN pimp himself, James O’Keefe. The group’s founder, Lila Rose, says she hasn’t worked with O’Keefe for three years. (More Planned Parenthood stories.)

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