Despite widespread condemnation for performing abortions on underage girls while protecting the statutory rapists involved by not reporting them to authorities, Planned Parenthood is continuing the practice big-time – with many new cases of underage girls – according to an investigation of violations of state criminal reporting laws.
Critics of Planned Parenthood characterize the practice as a “pedophile protection racket.”
In Michigan, activists have discovered two 11-year-olds given abortions by Planned Parenthood and no investigation has been launched; in Ohio, a 16-year-old complained during an abortion at Planned Parenthood her father was assaulting her, but she was returned to his custody and the assaults continued, and in California, a reporter posing as a pregnant 15-year-old is told by Planned Parenthood to lie and say she’s 16, activists have told WND.
“Local research has shown that two 11-year-old females have had abortions at this facility, and [the cases] have not been reported [to authorities] as required by [the Michigan Child Protection Law of 1975],” according to a statement released at a news conference in front of a Michigan Planned Parenthood business by Ann Norton of Operation Red Sea and others.
“We are here demanding a proper and thorough investigation of all under-age girls who have been denied protection, and whose bodies have been violated for others’ selfish gain,” Norton said. “Don Imus was fired for calling the Rutgers’ girls basketball team ‘hoes.’ I then must ask the question ‘What should be done to Planned Parenthood who treats young girls from our community like one?'”
In Ohio, lawyer Brian Hurley is representing an child assault victim who was attacked for five years by her father, who eventually was sentenced to five years in prison. However, that came only after she reported the abuse to Planned Parenthood, and was ignored, so the abuse continued for another 18 months, Hurley said.
At issue is abortion industry compliance with state laws across the nation requiring those in positions of authority who see evidence of child assault to report it to police. The laws, while not identical, are similar around the United States.
It was an issued on which former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline was an expert. He waged a four-year-long battle over the reporting by abortion businesses of such situations in that state as attorney general, and continues as a district attorney today after pro-abortion forces combined to defeat him in the 2006 election.
After a years-long delay in obtaining records he had subpoenaed from abortion industry representatives, he filed a list of charges against a prominent late-term abortionist, only to see a local district attorney and judge, who reportedly had ties to the abortionist, dismiss the counts without notifying him.
In the Ohio case, Hurley told the Cincinnati Enquirer that his client’s lawsuit outlines how the 16-year-old in 2004 was taken by her father to Planned Parenthood for an abortion.
“She tried to put an end to this abuse by informing a Planned Parenthood employee that she had been forced to have sex and to do things she did not want to do. Tragically for her, Planned Parenthood’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy was in full force,” Hurley said.
“If the allegations are true, then PP is complicit in the abuse of [the 16-year-old] when they should have protected her,” said Dana Cody of Life Legal Defense Foundation. “Our children deserve better.”
Hurley said he already has obtained documentation from Planned Parenthood showing references to a “don’t ask, don’t tell,” policy.
The woman who later was able to prosecute the father for the assaults called it one of the worst cases of child abuse she’s seen.
“The father was basically treating his daughter like she was his wife,” said Rachel Hutzel.
In that particular jurisdiction, the law requires teachers, clinic workers and others to report suspicious of abuse. Hurley said Planned Parenthood “completely ignored her cry for help” so his client was “raped on many occasions over the next one and one-half years.”
A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman said she couldn’t discuss the case, but eventually “people may be surprised.”
Hurley also said he represents another victim, who was assaulted by her soccer coach at age 14, and taken to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. She identified herself with a junior-high school ID and the 21-year-old coach paid with a credit card and driver’s license, but still there was no report.
Planned Parenthood officials there, too, have battled against releasing records that could reveal cases of assaults on children.
“My guess is that this is just the tip of the iceberg, and that is why Planned Parenthood will do anything to prevent us from seeing its records,” Hurley said.
And at UCLA, student reporter Lila Rose has written about posing as a 15-year-old and going to a Santa Monica Planned Parenthood. She “explained” that her boyfriend was 23.
“Planned Parenthood staff informed Rose that this constituted statutory rape and then encouraged her to ‘figure out a birth-date that works,’ to obtain the abortion and avoid getting the man in trouble with the police,” according to a report.
“The Planned Parenthood staff assured Rose that if she said she was 16 or older, they wouldn’t have to report the rape,” said the report.
“California’s mandatory reporting laws for statutory rape are supposed to protect pregnant minors,” said Rose, the editor in chief of The Advocate. “Underage girls are being targeted by predators, and Planned Parenthood is busy covering up the evidence. How many other rapes has this one clinic covered up?”
The dialogue went like this:
Planned Parenthood: “If you’re 15, we have to report it. If you’re not, if you’re older than that, then we don’t need to.”
15-year-old: “Okay, but if I just say I’m not 15, then it’s different? So I could just say…”
Planned Parenthood: “You could say 16.”
15-year-old: “I could say 16?”
Planned Parenthood: “Yes.”
15-year-old: “Okay, yeah. So I would just write 16?”
Planned Parenthood: “Well, just figure out a birth date that works. And I don’t know anything.”
Planned Parenthood of Indiana also has come under investigation by the state Attorney General’s Medical Fraud Unit by investigators looking up records of 12- and 13-year-old abuse victims.
None of this, however, catches Mark Crutcher of
Life Dynamics, off guard.
“It’s not surprising at all. It’s just more proof that what we said is true, that Planned Parenthood is running a pedophile protection racket,” said Crutcher.
It was his organization that several years ago assembled a massive undercover investigation, and had an actress call – and record – about 800 calls to Planned Parenthood and other facilities across the nation.
Representing herself as underage (13) – and technically a victim of sexual assault on a child (by a 22-year-old perpetrator) – most of the clinics offered advice that she conceal her actual age or do other things to prevent falling under a “requirement” that the abortion be reported.
Most of the clinic workers warned her that the situation was unlawful, but then 91 percent of those same facilities agreed to conceal the circumstances.
Crutcher also said he believes that ultimately, the information that will destroy the abortion industry will come from the industry itself, such as the documents that Kline subpoenaed in Kansas, or those similar documents being sought in Ohio and Indiana.
“There is no doubt, [sexual assaults on children] are happening over and over again,” Crutcher told WND.
The evidence of the importance of those records is provided by the clinics themselves, which at least in Kansas went on the record that they would refuse to comply with the state’s mandatory reporting laws, Crutcher noted.
Cruther earlier explained to WND that the trail of paperwork is what needs to be followed. He said his research shows that the abortion industry “services” provided to underage girls across the nation outnumber the “reports” of suspicion of assault on a child by 11-1 – under the best of circumstances. “And most reports are not by providers; they’re made by pediatricians and emergency room physicians,” he said.
He said the refusal by abortion businesses to follow reporting regulations will eventually doom them. That’s because under Title X funding, through which many abortion businesses gain a significant amount of their revenue, if they don’t follow state laws – including reporting laws – they could lose the funding.
The ChildPredators.com website provides a wide range of information about the problem, the predators, the cover-up connections, the solution as well as legal options for those victimized by the failure of abortionists to follow reporting requirements.
This link at ChildPredators.com provides information about resources for victims and parents, causes of action, claims a victim may have, claims parents may have, claims against referring parties, class action litigation as well as potential criminal prosecution for failure to report.
This link at ChildPredators.com provides an overview of the problems encountered by women injured or assaulted in abortion procedures, as well as an overview of the precedents if a woman is killed.
This link at LifeDynamics.com provides information about abortion malpractice cases, resources and procedures.
The AbortionInjury.com website offers information if you or someone you know has been hurt by an abortion procedure.
Are you a representative of the media who would like to interview the author of this story? Let us know.
Related special offers:
The definitive handbook for battling ‘pro-choicers.’ Be ready with the perfect answers to the abortion issue’s toughest questions.