More pro-life groups are calling on an investigation of a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Arizona that allowed multiple teen girls to be victimized by statutory rape because it failed to properly report a rapist.
Planned Parenthood abortion clinics have come under fire countless times over the years for not reporting cases of statutory rape to authorities as required by state law. Earlier this year, in Arizona, officials says the abortion giant failed again to provide the proper report to authorities about a victim of a young man who is a serial rapist.
Not only did Planned Parenthood intentionally fail to report the rape but, in so doing, it allowed the rapist to rape as many as 18 or more teenage girls, authorities say, making it so the abortion company is partially responsible for victimizing them as well.
In this case, documents obtained from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office allege a counselor at a health clinic intentionally withheld information about an alleged rape from law enforcement personnel, months before others came forward to stop a Poston Butte High School student from attacking more teenagers.
In forensic interviews with Sheriff’s Office sex crime detectives, a girl who says she became pregnant after Kost raped her last year visited a Planned Parenthood clinic with her mother on New Year’s Eve. According to the report, her mom told the staffer about the sexual assault during the visit.
“The counselor intentionally miscoded the assault as a consensual encounter,” the PCSO report states. “The counselor told them that they did not want the hassle of having to report the assault to law enforcement as they were a mandatory reporter.”
Today, a coalition of pro-life groups including held a rally outside of the Tempe Planned Parenthood to demand the abortion clinic be immediately inspected.
“According to reports, after being raped by Tyler Kost in Pinal County, a high school girl was taken by her mother to Planned Parenthood for an abortion,” the groups said. “A counselor at the clinic told the girl and her mother they shouldn’t report the incident to the authorities to avoid the hassle. Under Arizona Revised Statute, Planned Parenthood is required by law to report this assault as a “reportable offense” to the authorities within 24 hours.”
“The indictment of Tyler Kost indicates that from that time in January, three other girls were raped by Kost, and he sexually assaulted one other before he was arrested in May,” they added. “On July 24, the Women’s Health Inspection Act will go into effect, allowing for unannounced inspections of abortion clinics.”
The Arizona Life Coalition, Center for Arizona Policy, Alliance Defending Freedom, Susan B. Anthony List, and Students for Life of America all participated in today’s press conference along with Arizona State Representative Debbie Lesko.
Cathi Herrod of CAP issued a statement, sent to LifeNews.com, which reads:
The indictment of Tyler Kost reads like a horror story. Over a span of four and a half years, it is alleged that Kost sexually abused and/or raped at least 11 different young girls, ages 12 to 17.
What’s worse is that it appears Planned Parenthood Arizona could have prevented four of the young girls from being assaulted, but didn’t because it wasn’t worth the “hassle.”
According to the police report, one of the victims became pregnant after the rape. Her mother brought her to a Planned Parenthood Arizona clinic on 12/31/13 and again on 1/4/14.
According to the police report, the victim “disclosed the assault to a counselor at Planned Parenthood. The counselor intentionally miscoded the assault as a consensual assault. The counselor told them they did not want the hassle of having to report the assault to law enforcement as they were a mandatory reporter.”
As a mandatory reporter, Arizona law requires Planned Parenthood to immediately report these cases to the authorities.
From this point in time when Planned Parenthood allegedly broke Arizona’s mandatory reporting laws and the time Kost was arrested five months later, four more young girls allegedly were abused – three of them allegedly raped.
If the allegations are true, then Arizona’s largest abortion provider’s refusal to perform its legally required duties and inform the authorities of a predator sexually assaulting this young girl caused these additional victims pain and suffering that they should have been spared.
Furthermore, the young girl who received counseling from Planned Parenthood was led to believe that she’s not worth the “hassle” of going to the police for help and protection.
There is a legal process that must now run its course. Yet the problem you and I can commit to solving today is this: every family should know that if tragedy were to strike, Planned Parenthood is not a safe or trusted organization from which to seek help.
It’s simply tragic that in this dark moment, this family sought support from Planned Parenthood.