Video Expose’ Shows Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Hiding Statutory Rape

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 30, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Video Expose’ Shows Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Hiding Statutory Rape

by Steven Ertelt Editor
November 30
, 2008

Charlotte, NC ( — A new video appears to show staff at a Planned Parenthood abortion center in North Carolina covering up an incident of statutory rape. Students for Life of America released the video that includes a college student pretending to be an underage girl who is a sexual assault victim.

The national pro-life student group decided to stage an undercover investigation after reports about a 14-year-old Ohio girl who was victimized.

In the Ohio case, the girl’s parents filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio for violating the state’s parental notification law by not telling them of her abortion, which may have been coerced.

Instead of giving the abortion center her parents’ phone, she gave the number for her 22-year-old boyfriend — her soccer coach, who was eventually jailed for having sex with her when she was 13.

Another girl sued the same Planned Parenthood abortion business saying she had been raped by her father and that the facility failed to notify authorities.

Students for Life of America wanted to know if this same failure to protect girls from abuse was happening in other states.

In June, a college student talked with staff at the Charlotte Planned Parenthood center posing as a 15 year-old girl who had unprotected sex with her 30-year-old mother’s live-in boyfriend. The student tells Planned Parenthood officials the boyfriend suggested she go there to obtain the morning after pill.

SFLA tells that that information alone is enough to trigger North Carolina statutory rape reporting laws, obligating any person who learned of this story to report the crime to authorities.

Planned Parenthood staffers acknowledged the girl was a victim of statutory rape and admitted they were required to report the incident.

"Well legally though, it’s illegal. It’s statutory rape," a Planned Parenthood official tells the student.

Officials at the abortion business never follow up on the statutory rape question when the girl says her ride is leaving and needs to make an appointment. They then remind the girl that her mother’s boyfriend can purchase the Plan B drug at a local drug store since she is under 18.

After the visit, Students for Life of America filed a North Carolina Public Records Request to find out if the Planned Parenthood location had reported the crime. SFLA has obtained and posted documents, which show that the crime was not reported to authorities in Charlotte.

In addition to covering up the statutory rape of this young girl by failing to report, Planned Parenthood was willing to help her get on birth control without her parents’ knowledge, which SFLA says would prolong the abuse while covering up potential evidence in the statutory rape case.

Kristan Hawkins, the executive director of the pro-life student group, tells that the video of the conversation is "shocking."

"That Planned Parenthood staffers acknowledged the girl was being raped and then did not report the crime is horrific," she said. "They were willing to allow this girl to go home to her rapist and even confirmed that the predator could get the morning after pill for her to cover up his crime."

"This proves that what went on in Ohio is happening in Planned Parenthoods across America," Hawkins contends.

Related web sites:
Expose video –
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SFLA public records request –

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