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Video from inside Indiana Planned Parenthood draws outrage

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INDIANAPOLIS -
A worker is off the job after undercover video inside of an Indiana Planned Parenthood facility goes viral.

The video filmed by an the activist group "Live Action" appears to show a worker informing what they thought was an underage girl. about violent, sexual role-playing.

The edited video starts with a conversation about sex between the counselor and a girl posing as a 15-year-old, who says she has questions about being sexually active and that's where it turned explicit.

"There's this whip that's like about this long," an unidentified worker is shown to explain in the video.

"It just depends what type of pain you can take," the video shows the worker saying later in the conversation.

"You could be a dominatrix type of person," the video portrays the worker to say at one point. "The kinky stuff, dominatrix stuff, it's very popular."

Moms around Indianapolis expressed their concern when they watched the viral video.

"They should not be talking about any of that. Everything they were saying is inappropriate," said mom Jill Traub.

She says she shudders to think about her daughter having a conversation like that at 15 years old.

"I think it's terrible," Traub said.

"I don't like that [conversation] without a parent," said new mom Stephanie Marshall.

"No, I wouldn't want somebody else talking to my kid about this stuff," Sarah Solodow said.

The video shows the two talking about bondage, role play, even pornography -- again all with the girl posing as a 15-year-old.

"Like there's categories that you can click on the categories and it's rows of whatever you want to watch," the worker is heard in the video saying.

"I would be furious. Literally furious. I would probably go there and have a talk with the person there," Solodow said. "I mean I didn't even know about stuff like that when I was 15."

Leaders of Planned Parenthood of Indiana says the encounter isn't typical of a visit.

The director of Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Betty Cockrum, was traveling Friday and was unavailable for an interview, but released the following statement:

"Patient health and safety is our first priority. Earlier today, a group opposed to our mission and services publicized a video that includes a secretly recorded encounter of a Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) employee answering a patient's questions about sexual activity. 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.  Because we respect privacy and this is a personnel matter, we will not provide further comment on this individual.


This video does not reflect the work our dedicated employees do every day, nor the experience shared by parents and teens who participate in our programs.

The goal of the persons behind this video campaign 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; and we know we have provided generations of young people with the tools and information they need to make well-informed responsible decisions."

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