Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Failed to Report Rape of Teen Girls in Seven States

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 3, 2015   |   1:27PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is currently embroiled in a national scandal surrounding its sales of aborted babies and their body parts. Now, the abortion company is caught up in another national scandal over its repeated failure to report cases of sexual abuse and statutory rape.

A new report from a national legal group chronicles how Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in seven states failed to file reports of cases of sexual abuse and statutory rape of minor girls — preferring to make money off of the victims by aborting their babies instead.

A report Alliance Defending Freedom issued Thursday catalogs multiple instances of Planned Parenthood performing abortions on sexually abused minors and failing to report the rapes to authorities as required by law. Affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America instead accepted money for the abortions and allowed the rapists to roam free without any notification to the proper authorities.

ADF Legal Counsel Natalie Decker told that the abortion giant has been taken to court in multiple instances and has been forced to settle lawsuits in the past over its failure to protect young girls victimized by sexual predators.

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“Americans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize a scandal-plagued, billion-dollar corporation,” Decker said about how taxpayers fund Planned Parenthood.

“The recent CMP undercover videos have revealed only the latest scandal. As our report demonstrates and documents, Planned Parenthood has been involved for many years in performing abortions on underage, sexually abused girls and letting their rapists go free, many times to go on abusing the same girl or other children,” she added.

The report presents a pattern of Planned Parenthood incidents involving sexually abused minors in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Ohio.

“Over and over again, across the country, Planned Parenthood has been accused of ignoring mandatory sex abuse reporting laws, inevitably resulting in the continued victimization of young children,” the report explains. “In some instances, Planned Parenthood has been directly sued for failure to report sexual abuse or to notify parents of minor children seeking abortions, whereas in other instances the fact that Planned Parenthood failed to report sexual abuse of a child becomes evident in a criminal case. In both of these situations, the child victim is brought in for an abortion and, because no report is made to the proper authorities, no investigation is initiated and the abuse is permitted to continue.”

“Our report adds to the growing mountain of information that makes defunding Planned Parenthood a clear priority,” said ADF Senior Counsel and former U.S. Attorney Michael J. Norton. “Thousands of true community health centers can be trusted with our hard-earned money. Planned Parenthood has proven for decades that it can’t be trusted. The only thing it’s entitled to is a federal investigation.”

The most recent case of Planned Parenthood failing to protect minor girls comes form Alabama.

In a story broke, a new report from the Alabama state health department confirms that the Planned Parenthood abortion business failed to report the rapes of a 14-year-old girl who ultimately had two abortions during a four-month time period.

The latest report from the Alabama Department of Public Health about the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Mobile is dated from November but was only made public on August 13th. There are several other major problems, including failure to report possible sexual abuse of minor, failure to document all records correctly, patient care issues, and infection control problems.

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Planned Parenthood has a history of not reporting statutory rape or sexual abuse to authorities.

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. In Arizona, officials say 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 addition to this new report, ADF has provided a regularly updated report to Congress that identifies waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood, state family planning programs, and other organizations. ADF has also filed a complaint in Colorado that asks a state agency to investigate two Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood employees involved in performing an abortion on a raped 13-year-old girl and not reporting her rapist to authorities.

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Additionally, ADF is litigating lawsuits, including Norton v. Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood and Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, that allege misuse of taxpayer dollars.