Planned Parenthood Staffer Hiding Statutory Rape Now Works in Boise, Idaho

State   Steven Ertelt   Jan 6, 2009   |   9:00AM    WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood Staffer Hiding Statutory Rape Now Works in Boise, Idaho

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 6
, 2009

Boise, ID (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life advocates in Idaho are concerned that a former Ohio Planned Parenthood staffer who was part of an abortion center sued for concealing statutory rape now words there. Julia Piercey is the Director of Education and Training for Boise’s Planned Parenthood affiliate.

Bryan Fischer, the director of the Idaho Values Alliance tells LifeNews.com that what ought to concern Idaho parents is that she was part of a controversial lawsuit.

Piercey was named as a defendant in a civil suit alleging that the Planned Parenthood staff under her direction and supervision broke Ohio state law by refusing to report the sexual abuse of 16-year-old Denise Fairbanks at the hands of her own father.

Although the suit was dismissed earlier this year, it will be refiled this month by Fairbanks’ attorney Brian Hurley.

Under Ohio law, doctors, nurses, teachers and other professionals are required to report alleged sexual abuse to authorities and Fairbanks said that didn’t happen in her case.

Fairbanks says Planned Parenthood’s failure to report the incest to police resulted in another 18 months of sexual abuse at the hands of her father. She eventually told someone else about the problems, leading to her father’s prosecution and a five year prison sentence.

Fischer says the lawsuit includes a note in Piercey’s own handwriting that reveals Planned Parenthood had adopted a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy concerning sexual abuse of minors — in violation of state law.

“In other words Piercey evidently teaches Planned Parenthood staff to operate like this with young pregnant teenage girls: ‘We won’t ask if you’ve been sexually abused by an older male, we hope you won’t tell us if you have, and even if you do, we’ll do our best to find a way to cover it up,’" Fischer said.

Fischer said Idaho parents deserve to know if she has brought the same policy to his state.

“This behavior is clearly immoral, unethical and illegal. Idahoans have every right to know whether Ms. Piercey is coaching Planned Parenthood staff right here in Boise on how to evade their duty to report suspected sexual abuse," he added.

Fischer complained that, after not reporting the sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood did an abortion on the teenager and then let her return home to be further sexually abused by her father.

"The father is now in prison, no thanks to Planned Parenthood," he said.

“There clearly was a pattern under Ms. Piercey’s supervision for Planned Parenthood staff to turn a blind eye to its duty to report suspected sexual abuse of minors," Fischer concluded. "Idahoans have a right to know if that pattern is being repeated here."

"“We challenge Boise’s Planned Parenthood to convince us that staff are obeying state reporting laws, and to let us know how many abortions they have performed on underage girls and how many cases of suspected sexual abuse they have reported, both before and after Ms. Piercey came on staff," he said.

Related web sites:
Idaho Values Alliance – https://www.idahovaluesalliance.com

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