Recording Shows Planned Parenthood in Kansas in Abortion-Sex Abuse Coverup
by Steven Ertelt
May 1, 2009
Overland Park, KS (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood facilities in several states have been exposed engaging in covering up potential cases of sexual abuse of minors. Now, a Planned Parenthood center in Kansas is the latest to have been shown attempting to cover up statutory rape so a young girl can get contraception or birth control.
In the last few months, Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana, Tennessee, and Arizona have been implicated in violations of state laws protecting girls from sexual abuse.
Now, two Kansas state legislators, Senator Tim Huelskamp and Representative Lance Kinzer, have released new evidence exposing a similar institutional pattern of cover-up of sexual abuse.
Though the other cases occurred with undercover investigations last year, the new recording in Kansas comes this week.
In a recorded telephone conversation between a girl posing as a 14-year-old and a Planned Parenthood employee at its Overland Park, Kansas facility, the employee is informed that the young girl believes she may be pregnant by her 23-year-old boyfriend.
Planned Parenthood invites the young girl to the clinic for a pregnancy test and informs the potential statutory rape victim that her sexual abuser can come to the clinic to pick up the contraceptives.
The lawmakers tell LifeNews.com that, at no point during the recorded conversation, does the employee raise any concerns about sexual abuse, despite the fact that the situation described constitutes Aggravated Indecent Liberties under Kansas law.
This shocking conversation is consistent with a nationwide Planned Parenthood pattern of covering up sexual abuse of young girls, said Huelskamp, also a candidate for Congress.
And as a father of two young girls ages 13 and 12, I am appalled that Planned Parenthood shows absolute contempt for our laws protecting children from sexual abuse. I don’t think it is too much to ask for any entity that receives taxpayer funding to follow our laws, especially those protecting young girls from sexual abusers," he said.
Kinzer told LifeNews.com that the recording could have an effect on the debate in the Kansas legislature about sending taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood in the form of family planning grants.
In the last two fiscal years alone, Kansans have paid out more than $550,000 to this organization, he said. There is simply no reason in the world why taxpayer dollars should be given to underwrite entities who flaunt laws."
Kinzer and Huelskamp promised to seek budget language prohibiting taxpayer funding of entities that violate state sexual abuse reporting laws.
The Overland Park facility exposed in this recording, Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, is already under serious investigation.
Former District Attorney Phill Kline has filed 107 misdemeanor and felony counts against this clinic, including performing illegal late terms abortion and falsifying medical reports.
The legislators say the new evidence in the recording indicates that further investigation of Planned Parenthood is clearly warranted.
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