[UPDATE] Sex Trafficking Revelations Prompt Demonstration

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATE] 2-14 6:20pm

Human rights advocates gather in Tallahassee Monday, saying the federal government needs to stop funding Planned Parenthood.
The protesters accuse the group of helping sex traffickers at multiple locations.

A group of human rights advocates stood in front of Planned Parenthood in Tallahassee Monday in reaction to allegations of several other Planned Parenthood locations nationwide being caught in the act of aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking of girls as young as 14.

Demonstrator Gloria Pullen said, "I'm standing for life, from the moment of conception to the last dying breath we take."

In what the protesters say is video recorded by the organization Live Action during an undercover operation at a New Jersey Planned Parenthood, a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute asks about getting secret abortions, STD testing, and contraceptives for young girls.

The man starts off saying, "We're in sex." The staff member later says, "no problem."

In the video, the man said, "Some of them are young, 15, 14; and some don't speak any English."

The woman replies in the video, "Minors are always accepted without parental consent."

The organizer of Tallahassee's demonstration said, "It sort of turned my stomach because I have three daughters of my own. To think that someone would so cavalierly offer services without parental knowledge, and to young girls who are being brought into the country to serve as prostitutes was just unnerving to me."

There's a part in the video where the Planned Parenthood staffer member says, "Depending on what the situation is, we may be able to do that."

Sandi Lodge, the Patient Services Director at the Tallahassee Planned Parenthood said, "We're not here for the protesters. We are here to provide clinical services, which is what we do every single day. Our top priority is the men and women that we serve in our clinics."

To view the video from the undercover sting, go to liveaction.org.

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[UPDATE] 2-14 Noon --

Local human rights advocates are gathered this afternoon to hold a "Vigil for Victims" of underage sex trafficking.

The advocates say they are raising awareness of recent illegal activities at multiple Planned Parenthood locations.

Human rights advocates are gathered in front of Planned Parenthood on West Pensacola Street in Tallahassee. The group says that several Planned Parenthood locations nationwide have been caught aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking of girls as young as 14.

The director of patient services here at the Tallahassee location says their job is to help patients and this demonstration will not stop them from doing that.

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Vigil for Victims Release

Tallahassee, FL–

Local human rights advocates will gather in the public right of way today, Feb. 14 outside the Planned Parenthood office at 2121 West Pensacola Street from Noon to 1 PM to hold a “Vigil for Victims” of underage sex trafficking. The vigil will raise awareness in the community about the recent undercover video investigation that caught Planned Parenthood red-handed in the act of aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking of girls as young as 14. The vigil will also call upon Congress to immediately strip Planned Parenthood of its $363 million in annual taxpayer funding.

The local vigil will join with other Vigils for Victims being held today outside Planned Parenthood offices nationwide to reveal the danger the organization poses to women and girls. These gatherings represent a massive grassroots response to the undercover sting operation that documented Planned Parenthood workers at multiple locations across several states assuring an undercover investigator posing as a pimp that the organization would secretly provide abortions and other sex services to underage victims of human trafficking, helping to facilitate their exploitation. More information about the coast-to-coast vigils can be found at: http://www.ExposePlannedParenthood.com/vigil

Federal law is clear: “Sex trafficking of minors is a federal crime and punishable by imprisonment for 10 years to life.” (18 U.S. Code 1591) Also, “any person who aids abets, or counsels a federal crime to be committed may be punished as if they had committed the crime themselves.” (18 U.S. Code 2)


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  • by draco Location: australia on Feb 16, 2011 at 02:45 AM
    i am amazed that such a small group. as omg says being in the location. can make such accusations and get away with it. the words slander and deformation come to mind with out proving what they saying to be right. sex trafficking is such a cruel and abusive thing to happen to young girls and boys, that even the highest involved countries are against it. yet it continues to happen. because of connected people. yes we should all be focused on the stopping of trafficking, but not blindly accusing people without proof. not using it to further our own agendas. that in itself is wrong and only aides the trafficking, in that it shifts the focus of authorities to unrelated matters when they could focus on real matters. i personally would prefer a woman to abort under medically controlled conditions. than what women here have to go through in backyard ops. worst i have heard is a coat hanger being used. risking their own lives to abort pregnancies they cannot handle emotionally such as rape etc
  • by OhMyGod Location: Tallahassee on Feb 14, 2011 at 07:48 PM
    Please research this before condemning Planned Parenthood. The "christian" hate groups have distorted the truth and idiots like Jane are falling for it. Isn't bearing false witness breaking one of the 10 Commandments. Perhaps that is why they make so much noised about having them displayed - so they can remember what they are.
  • by Jane Location: Home on Feb 14, 2011 at 05:54 PM
    It's about time people started to wake up and understand the depth and breadth of the cruelty that goes on behind closed doors at Planned Parenthood. It has been disgraceful that tax dollars have supported this organization. The only thing that needs to be aborted is public funding of Planned Parenthood.
  • by yep Location: tally on Feb 14, 2011 at 04:43 PM
    @ Ann: Quit the sappy Christian talk. OhMyGod is correct you could count the amount of "demonstrators" on one hand. I consider myself Far-Right but I could honestly care a lot less about birth control, and abortion. I'm willing to be that the people demonstrating live a pretty sheltered life (not saying human traffic is OK) but I want to shake these demonstrators and yell "Welcome to life!" They can fight and argue all the want but it's impossible to put an end to child trafficking. It would be nice it were possible, though.
  • by Rose Location: Tallahassee on Feb 14, 2011 at 03:05 PM
    These people are not "human rights advocates" but the same sad gaggle of the far-right that wants to force their narrow views on everyone else. Look, birth control is NEVER going to go away. Everyone uses it--whether it's the pill, condoms, IUDs or abortion. You can outlaw it, but people will get it anyway. They did before it was legalized and they will again if it's deemed illegal. So, hang it up already.
  • by OhMyGod Location: Tallahassee on Feb 14, 2011 at 02:10 PM
    Notice the "'s around Christian. I drove by there today to make fun of them but passed them by because they looked so pathetic; there were only 5 ugly women and some children who looked like a bunch of home schoolers on a field trip.
  • by CaptainDisbelief Location: Tally on Feb 14, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    What tripe! How can you even publish such atrocious allegations without even a shred of proof? This is like labeling some random Joe as a sex offender because some other random Joe said he was. You're raising the ire of the community without just cause, and that is simply irresponsible. These demonstrations are, as other posters have said, orchestrated by pro-life groups.
  • by Deceived Location: Cville on Feb 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM
    God has nothing to do with the ills of this age, but he will be intimately involved in the cleanup effort. Limber up those knees, you will be required to bend them.
  • by Ann Location: Tallahassee on Feb 14, 2011 at 12:06 PM
    OhMy... to put Christian and hate in the same sentence is false. True Christians show the love of Christ to all people - including unborn children. Not all people who say they are Christian really are. They may know Christ in their heads, but it only counts if you have HIM in your heart.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2011 at 12:05 PM
    yu don't really think all those runaways are runaways right. People are a business to the trafferickers. And the band plays on and on and on. This nation has over 250,000 missing children every YEAR. Business and peopel are getting richer and richer off others perversions.
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