Published on May 31, 2012
Planned Parenthood NY Headquarters Counsels for Sex- Selective Abortion in Second
Video: As Congress Mulls Ban, Video Unmasks Growing Trend of Sex-Selective
NEW YORK, May 31 -- Today, Live Action released a new undercover video showing Planned
Parenthood's Margaret Sanger clinic in New York City helping a woman determine if her unborn
child was female so she could have a sex-selection abortion. The video is second in a new series
titled "Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America," exposing the practice of sex-selective abortion in the
United States and how Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry facilitate the selective
elimination of baby girls in the womb.
The new video can be viewed at www.ProtectOurGirls.com, a hub of research and information on sex-
In the video, Planned Parenthood social worker Randi Coun advises the woman on an early, definitive
method to tell the gender of her child in the late first or early second trimester: "So if you were to have
what's called a CVS test, which is, do you know what that is?" she asks, referring to the genetic Chorionic
Villus Sampling test. "It's done between 11 and 13 weeks, so it is a test that you could do now." CVS tests
have a risk of miscarriage of about 1 in 100, which Coun did not mention, and are typically done to test for
genetic disorders in a pregnancy.
Coun also reassures the woman that she can carry her pregnancy farther into term before her
abortion. "An abortion at any stage up to 24 weeks is considered a safe procedure," she asserts. " It's not
that it's unsafe, or that there's a lot more risk involved, it's just there's more steps involved and
it's just a little more complicated." Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger Center in New York City
does abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy and is the organization's national headquarters.
"I can tell you that here at Planned Parenthood we believe that it's not up to us to decide what is a good
or a bad reason for somebody to decide to terminate a pregnancy," Coun adds concerning the woman's
request for a sex-selective abortion. Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards yesterday opposed a ban
on sex-selective abortions on the grounds that it would "limit [a woman's] choices as she makes personal
"Planned Parenthood has built their abortion empire on their belief that any abortion is a good abortion,
even if it is motivated by the very discrimination against women that they claim to abhor," says Lila Rose,
president of Live Action. "Planned Parenthood's abortion-first mentality leads them to defend targeting
baby girls for extermination. When any of Planned Parenthood's other ideological commitments comes
into conflict with their abortion-first mentality, it's clear that abortion always takes priority."
Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of "missing girls" in the U.S. from sex-
selective abortion. The U.K., India, Australia, and other countries ban sex-selective abortion, but the U.S.,
save for three states, does not. This afternoon, the House of Representatives will vote on the Prenatal
Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would ban sex-selective abortions nationally.
Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights
abuse of abortion. They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and
investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless. More information at
For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley &
Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.