A founder of the #MeToo movement who exposed the prevalence of sexual abuse will speak at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser next week in Florida.
Tarana Burke’s invitation to speak smacks of irony, given the abortion business’s long list of failures to protect victims of sexual abuse.
She will be the keynote speaker April 21 at a Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida fundraiser, West Orlando News reports.
Burke rose to prominence in 2017 as one of the founders of the awareness campaign. She and fellow founders of “Me Too” were named Time magazine’s 2017 “Person of the Year.” Hollywood giants, media figures, politicians and others were outed as alleged sexual abusers as the campaign gained attention.
“Tarana has given a voice to sexual abuse survivors, and her revolutionary movement supports so many Planned Parenthood patients both here in Orlando and around the country,” said PPSWCF CEO Stephanie Kight.
But Burke’s connection to the abortion chain is more than tragic.
One of the people most notoriously exposed by #MeToo is Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein – who also happens to be a Planned Parenthood supporter. Another accused of sexual harassment, former U.S. Sen. Al Franken, also had very close ties to the abortion chain. He resigned in 2017 after a photo surfaced of him appearing to grope a sleeping woman.
But Planned Parenthood’s connection to sexual abuse goes far beyond Weinstein and Franken. It has been caught numerous times ignoring signs of sexual abuse or even 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 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.
The criminal cases summaries include another young girl who was raped for an additional 1 ½ years after her 44-year-old abuser took her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. In another case, a young victim was taken to Planned Parenthood for an abortion after her abuser sexually assaulted her at the age of 15.
And an Ohio Planned Parenthood faced a lawsuit for failing to report the sexual abuse of the young girl. The case involved a 22-year-old soccer coach who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on his team, LifeNews reported. According to reports, he statutorily raped the girl; and when she became pregnant, he took her to Planned Parenthood to abort their unborn baby.
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In another case in Arizona, officials said a Planned Parenthood center failed to provide the proper report to authorities about a victim of a young man accused of being a serial rapist. Planned Parenthood failed to report the rape, and the young man allegedly raped 18 or more teenage girls before he was caught, according to authorities.
The abuse extends to sex trafficking victims as well. In 2011, a Live Action investigation uncovered wide-spread willingness among Planned Parenthood employees to help sex traffickers abuse young teens.
The undercover sting caused public outcry, and the abortion chain promised to retrain its staff about identifying sex trafficking victims and abuse. However, a former abortion clinic worker said Planned Parenthood did not fulfill its promise to the public, and trained its employees on how to spot undercover investigators instead.
Americans United for Life also published a detailed report about Planned Parenthood employees assisting pimps and sex traffickers, refusing to comply with parental notification laws and more.