Congressmen Seek Investigation After 9 Abortionists Caught Doing Abortions on Teen Girls, Not Reporting Sexual Assault

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 21, 2018   |   12:22PM   |   Indianapolis, IN

Two members of Congress are seeking investigations after nine abortion practitioners in the state of Indiana were caught failing to report child sex abuse in cases where they did abortions on the babies of young girls. The nine abortionists in question did abortions on the girls as young as 12 years of age without reporting cases of sex abuse or statutory rape to law enforcement officials as required by law.

As LifeNews reported yesterday, nine abortion practitioners apparently failed to file such reports in 48 cases involving girls as young as 12-years-old.

Now, Representatives Jim Banks (IN-3) and Todd Rokita (IN-4) have sent a letter to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill seeking an investigation. Banks and Rokita’s letter to Hill raises concerns about the abortion facilities receiving federal Title X funds. The letter begins:

“It has come to our attention that since July 1, 2017, 48 abortions were performed on minors under 16 years of age by nine abortion doctors in six facilities within the state of Indiana. We are concerned that these entities may be recipients of federal Title X grant funds, which require compliance with state laws to ensure proper precautions by taken by doctors and staff to flag any potential child abuse, molestation, sexual abuse, rape or incest. These facilities face allegations of failing to report the abortion procedures on minors to the Department of Child Services as required by state law, which, if they had received Title X funds, would be a violation of federal law.”

Banks and Rokita go on to say, “We support an immediate investigation into these providers for their use of Title X funds as well as the purported violations of the law.”

“We commend Reps. Banks and Rokita for recognizing the seriousness of the allegations against nine Indiana abortion doctors,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “The apparent failure of the abortion doctors to report abortions done on girls under 16 has likely enabled sexual perpetrators and sex traffickers to continue abuse against young victims.”

Some 48 consumer complaints have been filed against those abortionists, who include Jeffrey Glazer, Caitlin Bernard, Cassandra Cashman, Carol Dellinger, Mandy Gittler, Kathleen Glover, Martin Haskell, Resad Pasic and Sarah Turner. They are employed at all licensed Indiana abortion facilities: Women’s Med Center in Indianapolis, Clinic for Women in Indianapolis, and Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Bloomington and Merrillville.

According to information Indiana Right to Life provided LifeNews, some of the girls under 16 who had abortions that weren’t reported to DCS were as young as 12 and 13. The alleged 48 instances of failure to report occurred since July 1, 2017. The 48 consumer complaints have been filed with Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and the Indiana State Department of Health. The Marion, Lake, Tippecanoe and Monroe county prosecutors have also been notified.

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One abortionist was singled out for the most complaints.

“The pro-life community is especially concerned with the apparent non-reporting of underage abortions by abortion doctor Glazer. Glazer has 11 complaints filed against him, including for not notifying DCS of an abortion on a 12-year-old girl. Glazer was recently listed as the medical director for Whole Women’s Health Alliance’s proposed abortion facility in South Bend. The state denied its license application citing poor character and integrity of that company,” Indiana Right to Life indicated.

Indiana law requires reporting of abortions on girls under 16 to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) within three days of the abortion so that authorities can investigate potential child sex abuse.

In Indiana, it’s a crime for a person 18 or over to engage in any sexual activity with a child under age 16. Indiana lawmakers clarified state reporting requirements in 2017, instructing abortion doctors to report all abortions on girls under 16 to ISDH and DCS within three days of the abortion. Prior to July 1, 2017, state law explicitly required the reporting of abortions on girls under 14.

“In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, we’re demanding answers and action,” said Cathie Humbarger, Vice President of Policy Enforcement for Indiana Right to Life.

She told LifeNews: “The 48 complaints represent a widespread problem throughout Indiana’s abortion industry. These nine abortion doctors must be held accountable. Their alleged negligence has further victimized the children suffering at the hands of their perpetrators. We call on the Indiana Medical Licensing Board, the Indiana State Department of Health and local prosecutors to take appropriate action against these abortion doctors, including review of their medical licenses and fines for each non-report. Possible cover-up of child sexual abuse cannot be tolerated. An immediate suspension of licenses for abortion facilities may be in order pending a complete investigation.”

Two additional complaints are also being filed against Lafayette’s Planned Parenthood for reporting two surgical abortions; Lafayette is only permitted to do chemical abortions.

Indiana Right to Life and its county affiliates uncovered the reporting issues by examining publicly-available termination of pregnancy reports, such as this one.

The new information follows on the heels of a massive expose’ of the Planned Parenthood abortion business and its long history of failing to report child sex abuse and sexual assault against underage girls to authorities.