A Canadian man who sexually abused his stepdaughter and tried to sexually abuse other young girls may have been caught sooner if an abortion clinic had done its job and screened his stepdaughter for abuse.
CBC News reports the man, who is not named in reports, was sentenced to 16 years in prison. A detailed report about the case recently was released to the public by Newfoundland and Labrador’s Children and Youth Advocate.
The man began abusing his stepdaughter before she entered 6th grade when the family lived in Newfoundland. When she became pregnant in 2011, he took her to an abortion facility to cover up the abuse, according to the report. The report says the abortion clinic did not screen the young girl or give her any counseling before they killed her unborn child.
Here’s more from the report:
The pregnancy was the result of repeated sexual assault by the girl’s stepfather that started just before the child was in Grade 6. According to the Manitoba court, the man told his stepdaughter he would marry her and she would have his babies. He took no precaution to avoid pregnancy.
The family lived in Newfoundland for five months, though the 12-year-old’s mother was not with her. The Manitoba court was told the marriage to the girl’s stepfather “broke down in 2007, and by 2008 the mother was a full-blown crack/cocaine addict. She was incapable of raising the children.”
The 12-year-old was released back into the custody of her abuser after she received an abortion at Eastern Health, and was not screened for abuse, or given counselling.
The man continued to abuse the young girl when they moved to Manitoba, and later took her for a second abortion in Winnipeg, claiming that the girl’s teenage boyfriend had impregnated her, according to the report.
According to court testimony, the young stepdaughter was “so traumatized and conditioned to the years of abuse that it took a better part of the next year before she could reveal what he had done to her.”
In 2012, the man finally was caught when he broke into the home of one of his stepdaughter’s teenage friends. According to the report, the man intended to sexually assault the 13-year-old girl, but the girl screamed. When the girl’s mother came to help her, the man attacked her and her daughter with a metal pry bar, leading to his arrest, the report states.
This horrifying coupling of rape and abortion is not uncommon, especially involving minors. And abortion facilities sometimes ignore the abuse.
Abortion businesses including Planned Parenthood have been caught numerous times conveniently ignoring signs of sexual abuse or covering up the abuse. In March 2015, Life Dynamics wrote for LifeNews.com about a California man who sexually abused two of his daughters and took the younger one to Planned Parenthood for two abortions in 2010. Court documents indicated that the abortion facility did not report the suspected abuse of the 13-year-old girl to authorities. The girl said she did not tell clinic staff that her father had impregnated her, but instead made up a story about having a boyfriend her own age.
In 2008, a Planned Parenthood in Bloomington, Indiana was exposed for agreeing to help cover up the sexual abuse of a minor in an undercover sting.
In another case in Ohio, Planned Parenthood faced a lawsuit after it failed to report the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl. The girl’s soccer coach got her pregnant and then took her to the abortion clinic to cover up the abuse, LifeNews reported.
In 2014, former Indiana abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer also was caught failing to report two termination of pregnancy reports on time for 13-year-old girls — which likely put the girls at further risk because state officials were unable to follow up on the rapes in a timely manner.