Contact: Lila Rose, 408-497-3982
LOS ANGELES, May 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- Student reporter Lila Rose posed as a 15 year old, entered a Santa Monica Planned Parenthood and announced that a 23 year old man had impregnated her, according to the Advocate, a student magazine at UCLA. Planned Parenthood staff informed Rose that this constituted statutory rape and then encouraged her to "figure out a birth-date that works," to obtain the abortion and avoid getting the man in trouble with the police. The Planned Parenthood staff assured Rose that if she said she was 16 or older, they wouldn't have to report the rape.
"California's mandatory reporting laws for statutory rape are supposed to protect pregnant minors," said Lila Rose, Editor in Chief of The Advocate. "Underage girls are being targeted by predators, and Planned Parenthood is busy covering up the evidence. How many other rapes has this one clinic covered up?"
The second issue of the UCLA student publication, The Advocate, was released yesterday and includes the full report of this story, along with youtube.com links to video taken of the event.
The Advocate also reports that the UCLA Administration used the student paper, The Daily Bruin, as a front to defend its image as an unbiased, plentiful pregnancy care resource despite previous reporting in the Advocate.
"When women are given politically charged opinions from their counselor, and told that abortion at UCLA is the most feasible option for them, there aren't many 'choices' open for women. The administration is choosing for women, putting them in a situation where their only choice is to abort," said Rose.
The first issue of The Advocate, released January 22nd, reports that the UCLA health staff instructed a student patient how to illegally use the Medi-Care system to obtain an abortion. It also directly quotes health staff from the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center in a pregnancy counseling session with a student. Ann Brooks, counselor, is quoted as saying "UCLA does not support people who are pregnant or make things easier for them necessarily."
Rose hopes that the second issue of The Advocate will open eyes to the need for better pregnancy counseling and pregnancy resource awareness and put pressure on the school to correct these deficiencies.
The Advocate can be viewed online at www.Laadvocate.com.
Youtube videos of the Planned Parenthood event can be found at www.Laadvocate.com/pp.