Thursday, March 6

Planned Parenthood apologizes for fundraiser's reaction

Last week a reader sent me this link of a disturbing YouTube video which shows a recorded phone conversation with a senior fundraiser at the Idaho chapter of Planned Parenthood during a student group's undercover sting operation.

An unidentified caller attempts to record the fundraisers initial verbal reaction while the donor makes increasingly racist comments during the conversation. On Feb 28th, an article ran in the Idaho Statesman with the organization's apology:

Planned Parenthood of Idaho officials apologized Wednesday for what they called an employee's "serious mistake" in encouraging a donation aimed at aborting black babies.

They also criticized The Advocate, a right-to-life student magazine at the University of California-Los Angeles, for trying to discredit Planned Parenthood employees in seven states in a series of tape-recorded phone calls last summer.

The call to Idaho came in July to Autumn Kersey, vice president of development and marketing for Planned Parenthood of Idaho.

On the recording provided by The Advocate, an actor portraying a donor said he wanted his money used to eliminate black unborn children because "the less black kids out there the better."

While more than 40,000 people have seen the video that was emailed to me, only 5,000 have seen this extended version with the Autumn Kersey's response when they called her back.

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