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UCLA Student Not Afraid Of Lawsuit In Bloomington Planned Parenthood Case

Last updated on Thursday, December 4, 2008

(BLOOMINGTON) - The college junior behind a hidden camera video tape which purports to show abuses of the law by an employee of Bloomington’s Planned Parenthood office says she’s not concerned about being sued for entrapment, despite the fact she lied to the employee to see how the woman would react.

Lila Rose is a student at UCLA. She's the head of an organization called "Live Action", a pro-life group.

Rose posed as a 13-year old girl when she went to the Bloomington clinic in June, the first of what she says will be a number of such investigations. Video of her visit is posted to her group's website, and shows a woman identified only as "Diana" telling Rose she won't notify Child Protective Services, despite the fact rose has said her 31-year old boyfriend impregnated her.

Rose is of consenting age and was not pregnant at the time of her visit.

Still, her video shows the Planned Parenthood employee showing her how she can go to Illinois to have an abortion and avoid an Indiana law requiring parental consent for abortions performed on women younger than 14.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana President Betty Cockrum says the worker has been suspended and her actions are under investigation.

She says it's too soon to say if any legal action will result from the incident.

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