Lila Rose, a 20-year-old student at UCLA, has dedicated her life to ending abortion. At the age of 15, Lila founded Live Action, a nonprofit that uses new media to spread the pro-life message. In this video, Lila poses as a 14-year old looking for an abortion after her 31-year-old boyfriend got her pregnant. The Planned Parenthood worker at the Tennessee office tells her to just say that her boyfriend is 17-years-old, so she won't have to report statutory rape.
I found the clip hard to watch. While the idea of a 14-year-old getting impregnated by a 31-year-old is sickening, I can't help but think the Planned Parenthood worker is trying to be compassionate to the girl who wants so badly to trust the worker. In the end, the law requires the worker to report evidence of sexual abuse, and it's pretty clear that the worker intended to ignore it. But that is a different issue unrelated to whether the 14-year-old should have access to a legal abortion in the first place.
Does this video make you sympathetic to the pro-life movement?