Planned Parenthood to Retrain Workers After Sting

After which, any employee who goes against policy will be fired
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2011 11:00 AM CST
Planned Parenthood to Retrain Workers After Sting
A screenshot from the Planned Parenthood 'sting' video.   (YouTube)

Planned Parenthood plans to retrain thousands of its staffers in the coming weeks, in the wake of the release of an ACORN-esque sting video that showed an employee offering advice to a fake pimp on how to skirt rules to get medical care and abortions for underage prostitutes. Planned Parenthood insists it already trains its employees to obey the law, but “We’re doing this to reassure the public that we take these reporting requirements seriously,” one VP tells the New York Times.

Once they’ve been retrained, “termination of employment is the only possible action” if a staff member fails to report potential abuses of minors, the VP says. The employee in the video has already been fired. In other offices the so-called pimps approached, employees responded appropriately. But Lila Rose, the anti-abortion activist behind the sting, insists her group's investigation reveals “a serious, institutional crisis,” and calls Planned Parenthood’s moves “window dressing.” Click for more on Lila Rose. (More Planned Parenthood stories.)

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