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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:25 AM

Planned Parenthood Worried It's The Target Of New Undercover Sting

Source: huffingtonpost

A string of suspicious incidents at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country has given the organization reason to believe that anti-abortion activists are targeting it in a new organized sting operation.

According to Planned Parenthood spokesperson Chloe Cooney, clinics in at least 11 states have reported two dozen or more "hoax visits" over the past several weeks, in which a woman walks into a clinic, claims to be pregnant and asks a particular pattern of provocative questions about sex-selective abortions, such as how soon she can find out the gender of the fetus, by what means and whether she can schedule an abortion if she's having a girl.

While patient privacy laws prohibit Planned Parenthood from offering specific details about the visits and where they occurred, Cooney told The Huffington Post that the incidents are so unusual and so similar to each other that they have raised concerns among the organization's executives that the visits are being recorded as part of a concerted anti-Planned Parenthood campaign.

"For years opponents of reproductive health and Planned Parenthood have engaged in secret videotaping tactics with fictitious patient scenarios and selective editing in an attempt to promote misinformation about Planned Parenthood and our services," Cooney said. "As with the prior instances, we anticipate that once again this group, likely in coordination with a broad range of anti-abortion leaders, will soon launch a propaganda campaign with the goal of discrediting Planned Parenthood, and, ultimately, restricting women's health."


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/23/planned-parenthood-live-action_n_1446527.html

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Grassy Knoll Apr 2012 OP
silverweb Apr 2012 #1
Arctic Dave Apr 2012 #2
silverweb Apr 2012 #23
leftynyc Apr 2012 #17
silverweb Apr 2012 #22
midnight Apr 2012 #3
dmr Apr 2012 #4
Greg K Apr 2012 #5
cstanleytech Apr 2012 #13
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #14
mopinko Apr 2012 #21
freshwest Apr 2012 #6
azurnoir Apr 2012 #8
freshwest Apr 2012 #9
azurnoir Apr 2012 #15
freshwest Apr 2012 #16
bluedigger Apr 2012 #7
alp227 Apr 2012 #10
drm604 Apr 2012 #11
solarman350 Apr 2012 #12
tanyev Apr 2012 #18
Hugin Apr 2012 #19
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2012 #20

Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:31 AM

1. Time for another donation.

Anyone care to join me?

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Response to silverweb (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:35 AM

2. +1

 

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:59 PM

23. :)

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Response to silverweb (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 07:49 AM

17. I became a monthly donor

last year when the pubs kicked off the war against women. I honestly didn't know one woman when I was in college (and that was 30 years ago) that didn't use PP for women's health issues.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:42 PM

22. Excellent!

Women (and men) have depended on PP for years. Now they're in a fight for their survival and depend on us. I use GoodSearch almost exclusively, which sends the national organization a steady trickle, and supplement with an additional on-line donation whenever I can. They need our support now more than ever.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:42 AM

3. Planned Parenthood is for the 99 percent, vs the 1 percent who can see anyone they want. I wonder

how many times the 1 percent's heath care workers are bullied like this...

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:43 AM

4. Oooooohhhhh, this makes me sooooo MAD!



I wish I could do something, I can make a donation, though.

It's a damn shame, for all the pain and strife in this country & here we have people who are determined to waste time attacking Planned Parenthood when their time, money & energy could be put to good use.

Shame, shame, shame.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:49 AM

5. Smells like O'Keefe nm

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Response to Greg K (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:19 AM

13. I suspect O'Keefe is given more credit than he is due and furthermore it wouldnt

surprise me to learn that he was the front man and someone or some group is pulling his strings as well as protecting him, it would explain how he was able to slip away from prosecution from trying to bug a senators office.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:43 AM

14. +1

what you said

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 10:27 AM

21. ++++++++

he hasn't the brains to be the brain.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:57 AM

6. Can PP ferret the frauds out by their names and medical records?

Are they being billed for this?

Are they coming in and taking pregnancy tests?

The RW has no boundaries to what they will do, they lie, cheat and steal every chance they get.

Are these people showing their insurance information or are they on Medicaid?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:06 AM

8. PP has sliding fee based on income so I'm thinking the 'patients'

come in and claim to be uninsured, then apply for sliding fee, generally PP will see you and provide some services under presumed eligibility but what seems to be another constant is these 'patients' are not going for any exams, which would be quite a give away as to their most likely not being pregnant

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:13 AM

9. You'd think they'd be afraid of giving their names and information. Can they hide behind HIPAA?

This is abusing the system and the time of the people working in the clinic. What's next, doing a Taliban poisoning of their water?

These places have already been bombed and people killed. This should be getting better, not worse, instead it's more extreme. It's like a war zone for women now.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 03:28 AM

15. your right on all counts

they are abusing the system, they are wasting time and resources that other actually need, it has become a war zone for women, and I think yes they can hide behind HIPAA unless possibly some sort of criminal intent can proven but even then I am not sure

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 03:36 AM

16. Thanks, so much happening all at once...

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:05 AM

7. They should vigorously prosecute for fraudulent theft of services.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:23 AM

10. ohh...THIS is what Mike Malloy was talking about today with sex-selective abortions?

Those Breitbart scumbags never fail to stoop lower and lower.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:42 AM

11. I wonder how many crimes they're committing by doing this.

Many states have laws against recording without the consent of both parties.

I wonder if using a concealed recording device in a medical facility is a HIPAA violation.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:46 AM

12. Expose the Hoaxers. Let ANONYMOUS "DOX" THEM

 

After all, why should a Hoaxer be protected by ANY privacy law(s)?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 08:34 AM

18. Was it a young girl in a skimpy outfit accompanied by a skinny white boy in a pimp costume?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 08:39 AM

19. After the Congressional budget debacle... Bet on it. n/t

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:01 AM

20. They, and any other org that is even vaguely 'liberal', will be targets until someone goes to jail

for doing something illegal when trying to perpetrate a hoax. At the moment, they see that O'Keefe got off without jail time despite all the illegal stuff he did at that politician's office, so he and any other RWer with someone to bankroll them thinks "great! We can get away with almost anything!".

So, yes, of course PP is a target. I imagine the ACLU is one too. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, who were/are the lawyers for DU against Righthaven, may well be targets. Media Matters for America is probably one. Soros' Open Society Foundations may be targets - all they're after is something to get them enough footage that can be manipulated for some Fox News scare headlines they can append '-gate' to, and they know the rest of the lemming-like media will follow Fox's lead for a week or two.

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