California Pro-Life Advocates Oppose Expansion of Local Abortion Business

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 2, 2006   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 2
, 2006

El Cajon, CA (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life advocates in this southern California city are upset that a local Planned Parenthood abortion business is expanding and they worry it will expand its efforts to prey on teenagers. Planned Parenthood moved medical equipment over the weekend into a new office that is scheduled to open today.

The abortion business relocated to the new office from a smaller, run-down building in another part of El Cajon.

Pro-life advocates say Planned Parenthood has concealed cases of statutory rape and point to a phone call from a Texas pro-life group where a representative pretended to be a 13 year-old girl who had sex with an adult.

A receptionist from the El Cajon Planned Parenthood office is clearly heard telling a girl staff there would not divulge information about her pregnancy, which the caller claimed came as a result of sex with a 22 year-old man.

Abortions using the dangerous abortion drug RU 486 will be available at the new Planned Parenthood office. The drug, also known as mifepristone, has been responsible for the deaths of four women in California alone and hundreds of women nationwide have reported medical problems associated with the abortion drug to the FDA.

“This abortion office presents a clear and present danger to the community because of their flagrant violations of laws that are meant to protect the vulnerable from sexual abuse and exploitation,” Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger said in a statement.

“We are especially concerned that Planned Parenthood operates as if they are above the law by refusing to report incidents of suspected child rape," Sullenger added.

Sullenger said her group is asking for the El Cajon City Council to request investigations into Planned Parenthood’s alleged exploitation of underage sex abuse victims and other violations of the law in which they might be engaged.

“We are asking the city to close this clinic," Sullenger added.

"But in the meantime, we applaud the pro-lifers that courageously plan to maintain a regular presence a the facility — in spite of the threats and intimidation – – in order to warn the community and offer help to women who may not understand the dangers they face there,” said Sullenger.