O'Reilly Factor Producer Ambushes Planned Parenthood, Repeats Falsehood That The Group Is "Covering Up Underage Sex Trafficking"

O'Reilly Factor Producer Ambushes Planned Parenthood, Repeats Falsehood That The Group Is "Covering Up Underage Sex Trafficking"

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Fox News is promoting O'Reilly Factor producer Jesse Watters' ambush interview with Planned Parenthood Vice President for Communications Stuart Schear about a newly released video that Live Action falsely claims exposes Planned Parenthood helping to cover up underage sex trafficking.

In his ambush interview, Watters asked Schear:

Do you condone the behavior on the tape of one of your employees in the Bronx excusing and covering up underage sex trafficking? You're okay with that?

Watters' question is absurd. Live Action has in no way demonstrated that Planned Parenthood has a policy of "excusing and covering up" underage sex trafficking.

Like earlier videos that Live Action has released, today's video simply does not show Planned Parenthood covering up sexual exploitation. In January, after receiving several visits to various clinics from individuals claiming to be sex workers, Planned Parenthood alerted federal authorities, including U.S. attorney general Eric Holder, to the possibility of underage sex trafficking. In fact, in one of Live Action's earlier videos, a Planned Parenthood employee tells the supposed sex workers visiting the clinic that Planned Parenthood clinics are required to report statutory rape.

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