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Undercover Planned Parenthood video causes controversy

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This  undercover video was made public by a group called "Live Action."

They say it shows "what happened when a girl claiming to be 15-years-old, went into a Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis for advice on sex."

Live Action says the worker coaches the girl on quote "how to consent to abuse and torture."

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky released the following statement:
 
Patient health and safety is our first priority. Earlier this week, a group opposed to our mission and services publicized a video that includes a secretly recorded encounter of a Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) employee answering a patient's questions about sexual activity. While the heavy editing of this video makes it impossible to know the full exchange that took place, this video clearly does not reflect our professional standards or training protocols, and this staff member is no longer employed at PPINK.  Because we respect privacy and this is a personnel matter, we will not provide further comment on this individual.
 
This video does not reflect the work our dedicated employees do every day, nor the experience shared by parents and teens who participate in our programs.
 
The goal of the persons behind this video campaign is to stop people from getting the services and programs offered by Planned Parenthood, including sexual health information. We are here to ensure that persons of all ages may ask us anything and know that they will get accurate, medically based answers; and we know we have provided generations of young people with the tools and information they need to make well-informed responsible decisions. 
 We asked Associate Professor of Nursing at Indiana University South Bend, Teresa Dobrzykowski, what steps health-care workers should take when confronted with tough questions from teens. She says one thing workers should ask is, "Do they have people in their life that they feel they can talk with?"
 
Dobrzykowski says the most important thing is to make sure a teen isn't being abused or pressured into sexual behavior. She also says teens should be told about risks of disease and pregnancy, "and that the decision they're making- they're fully informed thinking about their total life. not just the here and now moment." Not only does she say a teen should keep the long term in mind, but follow their personal moral compass.

As for the worker in the video, Planned Parenthood says she's no longer an employee.

You can find the full video here: http://plannedparenthoodexposed.com/sexed/ 
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