by Steven Ertelt
May 15, 2007
New Haven, CT (LifeNews.com) — Connecticut is the latest state to experience a case of abortions covering up statutory rape and again brings into question why abortion facilities are not contacting authorities about the actions. In this Northeastern state, a 22 year-old man has been charged with getting his then 14 year-old girlfriend pregnant.
Kevon Walker, who was 21 at the time, got the unnamed girl pregnant three times in six months and the girl wound up having three abortions as a result.
However, abortion businesses failed to report the statutory rape to authorities and officials only began investigating Walker’s actions when the victim’s mother contacted them.
Walker moved from New York to Connecticut to be with the teenager last spring after the two met while she was on a shopping trip in New York.
According to an AP report, Walker didn’t want the girl to have the abortions but her mother apparently forced her to have them.
Walker, who is free on a $50,000 bond and is forbidden from contacting the teenager, has told authorities that he’s in love with the girl and knows that his sexual relationship with her was wrong. He is expected in court again on May 31.
Several states, including Kansas and Ohio, have been seeing problems of abortions on teenagers too young to consent to a sexual relationship.
Last week, a suburban Cincinnati Planned Parenthood was sued by a teenage girl who accuses it of covering up her sexual victimization by her father.
Under Ohio law, doctors, nurses, teachers and other professionals are required to report alleged sexual abuse to authorities and the teen says that didn’t happen in her abortion case.
Abortion business officials told the Associated Press they hadn’t seen the lawsuit yet and couldn’t comment on it but added that someone at the facility would have contacted authorities after learning of any possible sexual abuse.
In February, a Kansas pro-life group filed a complaint with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts alleging that Kansas City abortion practitioner Sherman Zaremski failed to report the rape of an 11-year old girl that resulted in a pregnancy.
Operation Rescue says it has received confirmation that the case has been assigned to an investigator on the state panel.
The pro-life group says Zaremski did an abortion on the young girl in Wichita at the now closed Central Women’s Services abortion business.
After the abortion, Zaremski allegedly allowed the girl to return to her stepfather, Robert Estrada, who sexually abused the young girl and her sister over several years. The abuse resulted in four pregnancies, according to the group and the young girl in question later gave birth to twins on her 12th birthday.
That came after former state attorney general investigated late-term Wichita abortion practitioner George Tiller for allegedly doing abortions on young girls who had obviously been victims of statutory rape.