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A Planned Parenthood employee who gave a girl claiming to be 15 years old advice about sexual role-playing and sadomasochism is no longer working for the organization, the group’s local president said Wednesday.

The move came after an anti-abortion group posted an undercover video from a Planned Parenthood clinic in Indianapolis. It shows a girl asking the employee about sexual role-playing. She tells the employee that she’s 15 and that her boyfriend is 17.

The employee answers the girl’s questions by talking about sexual games, being a dominatrix, and pain for sexual gratification.

“The content of this video will shock the vast majority of Hoosiers,” said Mike Fichter, president of Indiana Right to Life.

He called the conversation “graphic” and said the employee is “counseling the teen down a dangerous road.”

Planned Parenthood provides sex education at its clinics, through its website and in some schools. It also prepares curricular materials on the issue.

“This video shows that Planned Parenthood has no place in teaching sex education in our schools,” Fichter said. “If this recorded conversation doesn’t cross the line for the organization, does anything?”

But Betty Cockrum, president of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, said the former employee’s actions don’t reflect what employees at the organization’s clinics do every day.

“While the heavy editing of this video makes it impossible to know the full exchange that took place, this video clearly does not reflect our professional standards or training protocols, and this staff member is no longer employed at PPINK,” Cockrum said in a statement.

A group named Live Action Films produced the video, which aired on YouTube. The group also sponsors a website called Planned Parenthood Exposed.

Cockrum said the goal of the group is to “stop people from getting the services and programs offered by Planned Parenthood, including sexual health information.”

“We are here to ensure that persons of all ages may ask us anything and know that they will get accurate, medically based answers,” she said. “And we know we have provided generations of young people with the tools and information they need to make well-informed responsible decisions.”

Live Action hosted what it called a “Tweet Fest” on Wednesday after releasing the video in which its followers criticized Planned Parenthood under the hashtag #sexed. Planned Parenthood supporters then joined the Twitter conversation to counter the comments.

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  • ZZZZZZZZ
    Yawn.....
  • Just another poor right-wing attempt...
    What a joke, it's just another conveniently edited video that a right-wing activist caught on tape. The person in question likely asked a leading question or baited the employee into answering their question. Desperate and laughable...

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