Police Obtain DNA From Planned Parenthood in Abortion-Rape Case

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 23, 2011   |   12:37PM   |   Spokane, WA

Detectives with the Spokane, Washington police have obtained the DNA they sought via a search warrant imposed on a Planned Parenthood abortion business that did an abortion on a teen victimized by statutory rape.

The abortion business has come under fire for years for not identifying young women who are victims of statutory rape and not reporting those rape cases to authorities for prosecution. Knowing they can hide evidence of their crimes, criminals have taken young women to Planned Parenthood for abortions that could potentially hide their DNA and prevent officials from proving cases against them.

In this case, the parents of an unidentified 15-year-old girl, who became pregnant by a 21-year-old man in August, took her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion after learning from a school nurse that their daughter was pregnant. Now, police, who have gotten involved in the case, want Planned Parenthood to turn over DNA from the remains of the baby killed in the abortion to connect the man to the possible statutory rape charges.

The abortion business has done just that, according to the Spokesman-Review newspaper, and detectives now have a sample of the DNA from the aborted baby from the abortion that was done on the teen girl.

The newspaper also indicates Planned Parenthood did not notify authorities about the abortion or the statutory rape — as officials learned about the details from the girl’s parents. They told police what happened on September 9 and officials told them they wanted the DNA to strengthen their case.

“I don’t necessarily know how common it is, but it certainly is a method they’ve used,” Officer Jennifer DeRuwe, spokeswoman for the Spokane Police Department, told the newspaper. “It’s just one more piece of evidence to solidify the case.”

DeRuwe indicates the fetal tissue would be sent to the state crime lab for testing and that process could take several months to complete. The suspect has not been arrested in the case and charges have not been filed — and may not be until the testing has been completed. Although the girl in the case gave her permission for the DNA to be obtained, the spokeswoman said the search warrant was necessary because of patient privacy laws.

Planned Parenthood officials would not talk to the newspaper about the case but released a statement touting its support for patient privacy.

“We are proud to partner with law enforcement in order to protect the health and safety of our patients,” the statement said. “Planned Parenthood strictly follows all local, state and federal laws and regulations including the federal law that protects the privacy of health information and state laws regarding mandatory reporting.”

The parents have taken out a protective order against the main allegedly responsible for impregnating their daughter.

Planned Parenthood has a history of covering up cases of sexual abuse in various states such as Wisconsin, California, Indiana, Arizona, Tennessee, and Alabama.

In Illinois, the state now requires abortion centers to join legitimate medical facilities in reporting cases of statutory rape to authorities in order for young girls to be protected. That’s something Planned Parenthood opposed.

In Ohio, a lawsuit in which Planned Parenthood was recently found to have violated an Ohio informed consent law has been “resolved and dismissed,” according to the Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney who filed the suit. ADF-allied attorney Brian Hurley represents the parents of a girl who, at age 14, was brought to a Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion by the 22-year-old soccer coach who impregnated her.

Earlier this year, a pro-life organization that conducted an undercover investigation in 2002 released additional tapes showing staff at hundreds of abortion centers across the country covering up statutory rape. Life Dynamics released tapes from some of the 813 Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation centers it calls across the country. The group placed the calls from Texas, where it is legal to record a phone conversation without the consent of the other party. in the phone calls, an actress portrayed a 13-year-old girl who claimed her 22-year-old boyfriend impregnated her and that she wanted an abortion to keep her parents from finding out.

Also, earlier this year, Live Action footage showed three centers in southern Virginia, a Perth Amboy, New Jersey abortion business and a Planned Parenthood center in Richmond, Virginia all having staffers helping the alleged sex traffickers find information on how to obtain abortions without facing scrutiny and get STD testing for the girls.

A Planned Parenthood staffer in New Jersey has already been fired, New Jersey officials are looking into a shoddy abortion center Planned Parenthood referred to in its video, and the Virginia attorney general has received the full footage of the Richmond Planned Parenthood expose’. All three of the new videos clearly show staff willing to aid and abet the sexual trafficking and exploitation of minors and young women and the videos, Lila Rose of Live Action says, provide more evidence of a clear, disturbing pattern of gross misconduct by Planned Parenthood.

The videos have a Roanoke, Virginia abortion facility staffer suggesting the sex trafficker consider going to the health department instead of taking the girls he is victimizing to the Planned Parenthood — because it would be easier to hide the illegal activity.