Two months ago yesterday, we issued a press release calling on Planned Parenthood to come clean about its notorious “evil CPC” story. Just this morning, an Indianapolis TV station posted a story (with video footage) on the CPC, the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, and the 17-year old girl referred to in Planned Parenthood’s original e-mail. From the station’s report:
A local 17-year-old girl had an abortion eight months ago. What made the decision even more difficult was that she thought she was going to this Planned Parenthood facility, which is now closed. She accidentally ended up at a Crisis Pregnancy Center. “I could die, I was going to ruin my life,” the 17-year-old said the [crisis pregnancy] center told her after she had already made the decision to get an abortion.
One of the abortion industry’s dirty little secrets is that women actually can die from abortions. In fact, hundreds of women have died from legal abortion–and those are only the ones we know about. And untold thousands of women report that abortion has wreaked havoc on their lives. It turns out that “evil CPC” is not so evil after all, as they only told the girl the truth. And at this point, the CPC hopes and prays–as we do–that she will find help and healing in dealing with the inevitability of post-abortion aftermath. Although the TV station’s report is tainted by a pro-Planned Parenthood/anti-CPC bias, it does show that either the girl’s story has changed, or that Planned Parenthood was lying in its original e-mail:
The [“crisis pregnancy center”] took down the girlâ€™s confidential personal information and told her to come back for her appointment, which they said would be in their â€œother officeâ€ (the real Planned Parenthood office nearby). When she arrived for her appointment, not only did the Planned Parenthood staff have no record of her, but the police were there â€” the â€œcrisis pregnancy centerâ€ had called them, claiming that a minor was being forced to have an abortion against her will. The â€œcrisis pregnancy centerâ€ staff then proceeded to wage a campaign of intimidation and harassment over the following days, showing up at the girlâ€™s home and calling her fatherâ€™s workplace. Our clinic director reports that she was â€œscared to death to leave her house.â€ They even went to her school and urged classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion.
Something doesn’t add up. In any case, Planned Parenthood is still using the story on its website as part of a send-an-angry-e-mail-to-your-Congressman form. Ironically, as of 9:21 this morning, the Planned Parenthood website includes a link to the Indianapolis TV station’s story, which, as we’ve just seen, contradicts Planned Parenthood’s original version of events. HT: JivinJ via Pro-Life Blogs