CULTURE WARS

Pro-lifers Go Web 2.0

Seeking to combat the old, stodgy, white male image of the anti-abortion movement, a young pro-life activist has become a sensation by using hidden cameras to record Planned Parenthood employees apparently hiding statutory rape cases from authorities. In the videos, Lila Rose, 20, poses as a 13-year-old in the videos, who tells aides that she has become pregnant by a 31-year old boyfriend. In one recording, a worker cautions her that she's required to report such cases to Child Protective Service, but then says she'll ignore it if the girl will pretend the father is a classmate instead. Already the videos have had consequences beyond just YouTube traffic--Tennessee lawmakers said this week that they would try to end a $721,000 contract with Planned Parenthood over one of Rose's films.