New Undercover Video Targets Indy Planned Parenthood

An Elkhart County State Representative has asked state officials to convene an investigation into practices at Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics

An Elkhart County State Representative has asked state officials to convene an investigation into practices at Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics following the release of a second hidden-camera video which appears to show circumstances at an Indianapolis clinic similar to ones shown in a previous video taken at a Bloomington clinic.

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) sent a letter Tuesday morning to Family and Social Services Secretary Mitch Roob and Attorney General Steve Carter asking that Planned Parenthood of Indiana be investigated for Medicaid fraud.

“Planned Parenthood of Indiana gets millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursement,” Walorski says.  ”I’m sure in their Medicaid provider contract, somewhere they’ve had to sign a statement that says they’re agreeing to abide by all federal and state laws.”

The second film also stars UCLA junior and founder of the group Live Action Lila Rose, enters the Indianapolis clinic posing again as a 13-year old who’s been impregnated by her 31-year old boyfriend.  The first employee Rose speaks to informs her there are state laws which must be followed, but then directs Rose to a counselor identifying herself only as “Janet”, who advises Rose she can research which neighboring states do not require parental permission for abortions on children 13 and younger, as Indiana law does.

The employee directly asks Rose her age, but does not immediately advise her that Planned Parenthood will have to contact the state Family and Social Services Administration because she’s younger than 14 and the man who Rose says impregnated her is older than 18.

Planned Parenthood has declined comment, other than to release a written statement saying one of the employees has not worked at the clinic for months and the other has been put on leave, pending an investigation.

Stan Jastrzebski

WFIU/WTIU News Senior Editor Stan Jastrzebski spent time as a reporter with WGN Radio in Chicago and as an editor at Network Indiana, an Indianapolis news service. Stan is the winner of awards from the Associated Press, the RTDNA, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He hosts WFIU's Ask the Mayor and anchors WTIU's InFocus.

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