Planned Parenthood Pushes False Sexual Assault Statistics to Attack President Trump

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 7, 2019   |   5:59PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood’s hypocrisies abound.

This week, the abortion giant claimed to care about sexual assault survivors while attacking the Trump administration with a debunked statistic, according to Breitbart.

“One in five women experience sexual assault or attempted assault while in college,” Planned Parenthood wrote Sunday on Twitter.

It urged students to oppose a new Trump administration rule about Title IX and due process for students accused of sexual misconduct.

“Students are raising their voices in opposition to this rule,” the abortion giant continued. “They won’t stand for this threat to their health, safety, and education, and they won’t be fighting alone.”

But, according to Breitbart, this is just another one of Planned Parenthood’s spins to attack President Donald Trump and his administration. The rule that it opposes would change an Obama administration policy that created “kangaroo courts” to deal with sexual assault allegations on college campuses.

The news outlet reports:

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the actual rate of sexual assault on college campuses is 6.1 per 1,000 students, or .03 in 5. The rate of rape and sexual assault for non-students is actually 1.2 times higher than for students – 7.6 per 1,000.

… Armed with the false “1 in 5” statistic, however, the Obama administration threatened to cut funding to colleges and universities who did not implement its policy.

The Obama administration also instructed colleges and universities to use the lesser “preponderance of evidence” standard to resolve allegations of sexual misconduct, rather than the higher “clear and convincing evidence” standard.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the new rule would balance fair processes and clear policies with strong consequences for those who commit sexual violence. The proposal is going through a public comment period before it can be implemented.

“Every survivor of sexual violence must be taken seriously, and every student accused of sexual misconduct must know that guilt is not predetermined,” DeVos said. “We can, and must, condemn sexual violence and punish those who perpetrate it, while ensuring a fair grievance process. Those are not mutually exclusive ideas. They are the very essence of how Americans understand justice to function.”

Planned Parenthood often jumps on the bandwagon of any cause related to its pro-abortion agenda, but its actual concern for sexual abuse victims is questionable.

Consider Denise Fairbanks, a young rape victim who said she was ignored by Planned Parenthood.

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

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 employee said Planned Parenthood did not fulfill its promise to the public, and trained its employees on how to spot undercover investigators instead.

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. 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.

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.

These are just some of the known cases.

Planned Parenthood’s record with patients just does not match up with its public statements. Its latest attack appears to be an empty political move and nothing more.