Planned Parenthood Health Systems Statement on Release of Live Action Video

Earlier today, secretly taped videos were released by Live Action, an organization whose mission is to close our health centers and whose efforts are being used to make false claims about our services.  This organization used a fake patient claiming to be engaged in the sex trade and managing under-aged girls in an effort to coax our staff into making damaging comments.  The hoax was perpetrated at our Roanoke and Charlottesville health centers on January 11, 2011. 

The employees on these edited tapes in Roanoke and Charlottesville acted professionally in their interactions with the fake patient.  In both cases, they promptly reported the incidents to their supervisors.  In Roanoke, the staff immediately sought to identify the make, model and license plate number of his vehicle.  Local law enforcement and child protective services were notified.  Our medical personnel have since been interviewed by the FBI probing into possible felonious activities and sexual exploitation of vulnerable young girls. 

We treat the issue of abuse with the utmost seriousness, and firmly condemn using the issue of sexual exploitation as a political tool.

Planned Parenthood Health Systems is proud of the high quality healthcare services we provide to more than 25,000 women, men and teens each year including preventive reproductive healthcare, cancer screenings and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.

Planned Parenthood Health Systems has been serving clients in Virginia for more than 40 years.  We remain committed to meeting the reproductive health and education needs of women and their families in the western half of Virginia.


Walter Klausmeier                                                        David Nova
President & CEO                                                         Vice President
(919) 833-7534                                                          (540) 819-3944


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