An anti-abortion group called Live Action released a heavily-edited 'sting' video (below) on Tuesday of a woman pushing for a sex-selective abortion at a Planned Parenthood in Texas.
The undercover woman keeps prodding the Planned Parenthood worker on how she could have an abortion if the baby is a female. The worker then explains how the sex is not known until several weeks into the pregnancy and would require a late term abortion.
The video, according to Live Action, shows that Planned Parenthood is helping women have abortion based on the gender of their fetus, which Live Action calls "gendercide."
However, Planned Parenthood has already condemned the staff member’s behavior, issuing a statement: "Three days of this patient interaction, the staff member’s employment was ended and all staff members at this affiliate were immediately scheduled for retraining in managing unusual patient encounters.”
Planned Parenthood also clarified that they strongly oppose sex-selective abortions and “racism and sexism in all forms.”
Back in April, Planned Parenthood caught on to this latest stunt and sent a warning to its affiliates. Live Action actors visited Planned Parenthood clinics in at least 11 states, each time pretending to be adamant about aborting their fetus if and only if the fetus turned out to be female.
Lila Rose, the head of Live Action, claimed sex-selective abortion is a growing problem in the United States and that the video proves it.
However, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the sex ratio is not heavily favoring either gender. In 2009, 1,048 boys were born for every 1,000 girls.