Head of Pro-Abortion Group Pleads Guilty to Arranging Sex With Child

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 18, 2013   |   12:41PM   |   Washington, DC

The former director of a leading abortion advocacy group who was caught in a child sex sting pleaded guilty to his crimes.

Scott Richard Swirling, who was the director of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), was arrested for attempting to arrange for a sexual encounter with a twelve-year-old girl. He was charged with traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct, a crime which carries a penalty of up to 30 years.

Swirling pleaded guilty to traveling interstate to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and faces a maximum sentence of 30 years as well as a fine of up to $250,000, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Swirling entered the guilty plea in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The Honorable John D Bates is to sentence him on July 11, 2013.

According to the government’s evidence, on January 7, 2013, Swirling contacted a man he believed to be the father of an under-aged girl on a social networking site. That man turned out to be an undercover officer with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force. Over the next few days, Swirling engaged in graphic online e-mail and instant message conversations with the undercover officer. During these conversations, Swirling arranged with the undercover officer to meet for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with the child.

Swirling traveled from Silver Spring to a pre-arranged meeting place in Washington, DC ., where he was arrested. This case was brought as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative and investigated by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and MPD.


The Washington Examiner newspaper reports how Swirling pursued arranging a meeting with the father of the girl with whom he hoped to have sex. Swirling worried about a police sting but pressed forward with arranging the meeting anyway.

Swirling answered an online advertisement on Monday that had been placed by a task force made up of D.C. police officers and FBI agents.

The detective wrote that he was a “taboo dad” with a “12-year-old girl, very perverted.”

Swirling, using the screen name “squiggles 12353,” responded, “Kindered [sic] spirts.”

Over several hours, the two men traded emails discussing their interests in underage girls and traded photos of young girls, including that of the detective’s purported 12-year-old daughter.

Swirling asked for more pictures of the girl and, once he felt assured he was not trapped in a police investigation, he met at the arranged location and was arrested.

The pro-life group Secular Pro-Life responded to the news with more information about the pro-abortion group Swirling worked for and its relationship with the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

“Sexual predators who impregnate underage girls rely on cooperative abortion clinics to cover up their crimes.  As Live Action, Life Dynamics, and others have documented, Planned Parenthood abortion clinics frequently fail to comply with mandatory reporting laws,” it said.

“The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association strongly supports taxpayer funding for abortion clinics.  Many Planned Parenthood affiliates are NFPRHA members,” it added. “There is no mention of Mr. Swirling on the NFPRHA website.”



Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, responded, “Nobody should be surprised that people who advocate the murder of children would be involved in the sexual abuse of children.”

Crutcher exposed the covering of the sexual abuse of children by the abortion industry in his project: Child Predators. Audio and Transcripts of the child predator investigation conducted by Crutcher uncovered and overwhelming body of statistical evidence which show the rate at which the abortion industry failed to comply with mandatory reporting laws is in excess of 90 percent.