By Tabitha Goodling
Parents are not told about their underage daughter’s abortion at Planned Parenthood in some U.S. states, and the abortion giant is also involved in trafficking the minors across state lines according to an investigative journalism group’s recent undercover probe. According to one Planned Parenthood managing director girls as young as 13-years-old “is an adult in our clinics.”
The Veritas Project conducted an investigation just before Christmas this past year in which a journalist entered a Kansas City, Mo. clinic asking how to get an abortion for a 13-year-old. The male reporter was met with certainty and confidence from the staff that although the procedure is illegal in Missouri, the minor could be sent to Kansas for the procedure, and no one would need to know. This not only includes parents, but staff at the school.
“We can give a doctor’s note,” said the Planned Parenthood managing director known only by her first name, LeShauna, “We just cut off the letterhead.”
Missouri became the first state to ban abortion due to its trigger law in June, 2022 after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood clinics in the region have been referring clients out of state for the procedure, including minors who are not accompanied by parents.
The undercover reporter asked the managing director how often they send minors into neighboring Kansas for the procedure.
“Every day,” she said, and repeated, “every day.”
The reporter asked if the Kansas clinics abide by the “rule” of not telling parents. The staff receptionist in the video noted you can request “a bypass.” This is a way for the staff to know that parents are not to be notified.
“This is not their first rodeo,” the Planned Parenthood staff member told the reporter. She went on to say that hotels can be “set up” for the patients so they have a place to stay, and that Planned Parenthood also provides “people to come pick them up.” It was also mentioned that there are “people who will pay for everything.”
The video was published in late December on the Veritas Project website and on X, formally known as Twitter, and was reposted 2,800 times.
Heartbeat International President Jor-El Godsey called Planned Parenthood’s actions shameful.
“It is shamefully ironic for Planned Parenthood to intentionally ignore legal, rightful parenthood by becoming a travel business transporting minors for abortion only for the sake of the bottom-line profits,” Godsey said.
“This is the self-serving abortion culture that a half-century of Roe has wrought in the United States,” said Godsey. “They will abuse parental rights and then gleefully take a half-billion taxpayer dollars from those same parents.”
LeShauna told the reporter that all Planned Parenthood clinics work together and share the funding that comes into its clinics. The reporter asked about having a follow-up for the 13-year-old in the Missouri location as well as getting her contraceptives – all without her parents knowing. The staff assured him they could help with both of those services without any need for parental consent.
“She’s an adult in our clinics,” the Planned Parenthood staffer said.
Editor’s note. This appeared at Pregnancy Help News and is reposted with permission.