How Can Planned Parenthood Criticize Brett Kavanaugh When It Routinely Covers Up Statutory Rape?

Opinion   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 19, 2018   |   1:15PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood has been one of the loudest accusers of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenager in high school.

And the abortion chain puts on a strong facade of compassion for alleged victim Christine Blasey Ford.

But one has to wonder if the abortion chain really has any sympathy for sexual assault victims, and if it is just using Ford as a tool to further its radical pro-abortion agenda. Especially given the growing pile of evidence that Planned Parenthood itself covers up sexual abuse.

Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion Democrats want to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation. There is no secret about that. They do not want to see a fifth conservative justice on the Supreme Court, one who could uphold abortion restrictions or even overturn Roe v. Wade and damage their billion-dollar abortion business. But before the allegations surfaced, his confirmation seemed almost certain. 

The allegations against Kavanaugh are unproven and the only evidence against him are Ford’s statements. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, and long-time friends and acquaintance have vouched for his character. Yet, Planned Parenthood seems to assume Kavanaugh is guilty.

“Dr. Blasey Ford does not need a panel of Senators to validate her experience — she is not on trial. Rather, this is a moment of reckoning for senators. Do you listen to survivors or not?” the abortion chain wrote Tuesday after Ford said she would not testify to the Senate.

Planned Parenthood also tweeted the hashtag #WeBelieveChristine on Wednesday, adding to the uproar.

Planned Parenthood insists that sexual abuse victims must be believed. Period. Even when there is little evidence of a crime or an obvious political agenda, it wants Americans to assume guilt until proven innocence.

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Of course, sexual abuse allegations should be taken seriously and the claims investigated. But Planned Parenthood only shouts “believe them” when it is convenient.

Consider Denise Fairbanks and Chelsea Wallace, two young rape victims who were ignored by Planned Parenthood.

Their attorney Brian Hurley recently told Live Action how badly the abortion chain treated the teens.

Hurley said Denise Fairbanks felt shamed by a Planned Parenthood staffer when her father forced her to go there for an abortion. The Ohio girl was raped repeatedly by her father in her early teens, and became pregnant at age 16 in 2004.

“The Planned Parenthood employee said to her something to the effect, ‘If you’re going to sleep around, you need to get on birth control,’ and Denise was stunned,” Hurley said.

He said his young client told them she was “forced to do things” she didn’t want to do – a clear indication of sexual abuse. But the Ohio Planned Parenthood never reported it, and Denise’s father continued to abuse her for another 1 ½ years before he finally was arrested and prosecuted, Hurley said.

When Hurley defended the teens, he said Planned Parenthood spent huge amounts of time and money to wear down the victims through the litigation process, dragging out one case for six years until the plaintiffs finally decided to settle. More details about the cases are in Live Action’s report.

Fairbanks and Hurley are just two examples. There are many more.

In 2015, Life Dynamics wrote for 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 Life Dynamics 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.

And an Ohio Planned Parenthood faced a lawsuit for failing to report the sexual abuse of another 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.

In another case in Arizona, local authorities said a Planned Parenthood center failed to report the victim of an alleged serial rapist. Authorities said Planned Parenthood failed to report the rape, and the young man allegedly raped 18 or more teenage girls before he was caught.

Planned Parenthood seemingly ignores 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 evidence indicates a long, systemic pattern of ignoring sexual abuse at Planned Parenthood – something former employees have corroborated.

Right now, Ford’s allegations are convenient for Planned Parenthood’s political agenda. And if they are true, pro-abortion Democrats did a disservice to her – and to all sexual abuse victims – by seemingly ignoring her for months until it was politically convenient.

Planned Parenthood doesn’t seem to really care about sexual abuse victims, only about using their stories to benefit its abortion empire.