Protesters hold what they call a "Vigil for Victims"
KENNEWICK, Wash.— Local human rights advocates held what they called a "Vigil for Victims" of underage sex trafficking Monday. They set up at both the Kennewick and Pasco Planned Parenthood offices.
Protesters say a recent undercover video investigation by the organization Live Action caught workers at seven Planned Parenthoods working with underage girls who had been forced into prostitution.
"Planned Parenthood explained how they could give abortions to underage girls and how to break the law and at all seven places none of this was reported," says Katherine Crowley, Protester.
However, Planned Parenthood says they do follow mandatory reporting laws and properly train their employees. "Planned Parenthood does not support sex trafficking in any way, shape, or form, and we follow our protocols," Sendi Aceves, Planned Parenthood Vice President of Operations.
The Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America States their employees did report visits by people claiming to be involved in sex trafficking. He also says Live Action is an organization that has "vowed to take down" Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood plans to continue to work with federal authorities as they investigate.