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Tuesday
Feb222011

Sen. Harry Reid Calls for Prostitution Ban in Nevada

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CARSON CITY, Nev.) -- Forget about creating jobs -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to ban one. And not just any one -- the world’s oldest one. Reid told the Nevada Legislature on Tuesday that it’s time for the state to ban prostitution.

In a speech to a joint session of state lawmakers, Reid said, “Let’s have an adult conversation about an adult subject.”

“Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment -- not as the last place where prostitution is still legal. When the nation thinks about Nevada, it should think about the world’s newest ideas and newest careers -- not about its oldest profession.”
 
“We should do everything we can to make sure the world holds Nevada in the same high regard you and I do. If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts people back to work, the time has come for us to outlaw prostitution.”

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Wednesday
Feb022011

Planned Parenthood Fires Manager For Advice to 'Sex Trafficker'

Photo Courtesy - PlannedParenthood.Org(PERTH AMBOY, N.J.) - Planned Parenthood has fired an employee after undercover video revealed the clinic manager giving advice to an actor pretending to be a sex trafficker.

The 22-minute video, captured by anti-abortion group Live Action, was released Tuesday and appeared to depict the manager of the New Jersey clinic advising a pimp and an underage prostitute on how to apply for health services without triggering mandatory reporting requirements and evade detection by law enforcement authorities.

"The only thing that you do have to be careful is if they are a minor we are obligated if we hear any certain information to kind of report," the manager said in the video. "So as long as they just lie and say, 'Oh he's 15, 16.' You know, as long as they don't say '14' and as long as it's not too much of an age gap then we just kind of like play it stup-- ..."

The man and woman posed as sex traffickers when they entered the Perth Amboy, N.J., clinic on Jan. 13 to inquire about STD testing, abortions and access to contraception, Live Action said. They openly stated involvement in "sex work" that employed young, undocumented immigrant girls.

"This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Planned Parenthood intentionally breaks state and federal laws and covers up the abuse of the young girls it claims to serve," said Live Action president Lila Rose. "They don't deserve a dime of the hundreds of millions they receive in federal funding from taxpayers."

Planned Parenthood said Tuesday that they were"profoundly shocked" by the incident and took immediate action.

"We have a zero tolerance policy for this kind of behavior, and the employee in the video was immediately suspended from her duties this morning and was terminated this evening," the company said in a statement. "We are fully committed to delivering high-quality reproductive health care to the women of our communities, complying with all laws, and upholding the highest ethical standards.”

The clinic said it had suspected the visit could have been a sting and notified state and federal authorities of a suspected sex trafficking ring.

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