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Planned Parenthood covers up abuse -- and this time, it's not a fake

Lila Rose has embarassed Planned Parenthood multiple times in multiple states. She's pretended to be a minor impregnated by an older man, and Planned Parenthood has covered it up multiple times. Planned Parenthood has tried to defend themselves, tried to argue entrapment, has fired employees, and probably wishes the whole thing would just go away. The biggest problem with Lila Rose's investigations of Planned Parenthood is that, if this happens to a girl who is just playacting, how many times has it happened to an actual victim of sexual abuse?

From Cincinnati, Ohio, we get a story of just that.

A Warren County woman sued Planned Parenthood Friday, accusing its staff of ignoring training and procedures by not reporting her suspected sex abuse when she was a minor, resulting in her being sexually abused for an additional 1½ years.

... The suit accused Planned Parenthood and five of its employees of ignoring obvious signs of suspected sexual abuse instead of reporting them as Ohio law requires.

... The woman was sexually assaulted from age 13 through age 17 by her biological father, and became pregnant by him, the suit alleges.

She went to the Mount Auburn facility of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio in November 2004 to have an abortion. When questioned by Planned Parenthood employees, the girl told them "that she had been forced to do things that she did not want to do," the suit alleges.

That statement, Hurley said, should have caused Planned Parenthood employees to alert law enforcement officials about suspected sex abuse against a minor.

The father was arrested 1½ years after her Planned Parenthood experience, Hurley said, when the girl's future college basketball coach became suspicious and reported suspected abuse.

The father was convicted of sexual battery and sexual touching and sentenced in 2006 to five years in prison.

How much longer will the country look the other way? I won't hesitate to say that Planned Parenthood is an evil organization. Even if you're pro-choice, who sees abortion as something so positive and wonderful that you'd go to these lengths to manipulate women into getting them? If abortion is to be legal, shouldn't it at least be a last stop, the final option? For Planned Parenthood, they've got such a bloodlust for abortion that they'll apparently do anything to perform them (it's apparently a pretty lucrative profession), including break the law, cover up sexual abuse of minors, and manipulate young women. Where do we draw the line? When do we say enough? How many times do we have to see these abuses from Planned Parenthood before we demand an investigation?

There needs to be a nationwide investigation of Planned Parenthood. We're seeing over and over again a willful disobedience of the law, at the apparent expense of young girls across the country. (And this isn't even touching in the racist eugenics the Planned Parenthood was founded upon, and still practices.)

The sad thing is that, given our new extremist liberal President and his extremist liberal accomplices in Washington, Planned Parenthood is unlikely to be forced to atone for their sins. Barack Obama certainly won't hold them accountable -- he is, after all, the only senator to have voted against a bill to protect children who were born alive after a failed abortion and sees children as a "punishment". Obama will never go against Planned Parenthood; the feminist lobby is too powerful and important for him.

Gotta capture the "women's vote", remember? And all American women care about is abortion on demand.

Sorry, but I disagree. This is too steep a price to pay. Even pro-choice Americans should be sickened to their stomachs at seeing this kind of continued behavior and law-breaking at Planned Parenthood. Have we no morals or ethics left? Have we become so cynical and jaded that stories like these no longer affect us at all? This is not the first time this has happened to real people at Planned Parenthood, and unless they are forced to stop, it won't be the last. As I said, this is truly an evil organization, and we need to make our voices heard against it.

On a tip from reader Hally.


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This actually isn't new new... (Below threshold)

This actually isn't new news, it's just the second part of a lawsuit filed two years ago. See http://www.lifenews.com/state2279.html

I'm sure the network news w... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

I'm sure the network news will be all over this story. Not.

A Washington office of the ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

A Washington office of the Department of Social and Health Services failed to report abuse of minors. How much longer will the country look the other way? Where do we draw the line? When do we say enough? This is truly an evil organization, and we need to make our voices heard against it. I'm sure the network news will be all over this story. Not.

A NJ school failed to report abuse of minors. How much longer will the country look the other way? Where do we draw the line? When do we say enough? This is truly an evil organization, and we need to make our voices heard against it. I'm sure the network news will be all over this story. Not.

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis failed to report abuse of minors. How much longer will the country look the other way? Where do we draw the line? When do we say enough? This is truly an evil organization, and we need to make our voices heard against it. I'm sure the network news will be all over this story. Not.

A Virginia school failed to report abuse of minors. How much longer will the country look the other way? Where do we draw the line? When do we say enough? This is truly an evil organization, and we need to make our voices heard against it. I'm sure the network news will be all over this story. Not.

Turn the tables and imagine... (Below threshold)

Turn the tables and imagine if some conservative operation did these things. How many heads would have rolled by now?
http://www.rightklik.net/

I have no idea what Brian i... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I have no idea what Brian is babbling about. I am sure he thinks he is being witty and cute.

The left embraces this organization so there will be no deal made of this by the media. They sold their souls years ago. ww

I have no idea what Bria... (Below threshold)
Brian:

I have no idea what Brian is babbling about.

Willie, this is evident in every thread in which you post, regardless of whom you are responding to.

So Brian, where as, I under... (Below threshold)
retired miiitary:

So Brian, where as, I understand your comparision with the author's statement (I dont nescessarily agree with your comparisions but I understand them) do you believe that planned parenthood did the right thing in this instance.

Also intrestingly enough you included an archdiochese. Now personally I feel that the abuse scandal was abhorent and everyone involved defrocked and imprisoned. But do you feel this planned parenthood scandal will get the same press play the Catholic church scandal did (relatively speaking)? Would you ever expect Planned parenthood to ever be excoriated in the press as the Catholic church was?

Jason - "Turn the table... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Jason - "Turn the tables and imagine if some conservative operation did these things. How many heads would have rolled by now?"

Ask brian, he should be able to give an estimate.

Right after he's done pointing at shiny disco balls.

Yes, Brian, because all of ... (Below threshold)
brainy435:

Yes, Brian, because all of those institutions have had multiple instances of the exact same abuse meticulously documented in seperate locations all over the country. Wait, they haven't? You mean you're making invalid equivelancy arguments to excuse evil behavior of those you agree with ideologically?

Well, that does seem to be your M.O.

do you believe that plan... (Below threshold)
Brian:

do you believe that planned parenthood did the right thing in this instance.

Not at all. I was just showing the folly of taking an issue that is a wide problem that spans all political and ideological spectra, and using it to attack a particular organization that you have already shown a predisposition to attacking.

If you want to take on the serious issue of child abuse, then do it seriously. Don't cheapen it by being selective and partisan.

Also intrestingly enough you included an archdiochese.

Not so interesting. It showed up on page 1 of the Google results.

But do you feel this planned parenthood scandal will get the same press play the Catholic church scandal did (relatively speaking)?

If it had the same scope, history, and evidence of coverup, absolutely. But since you want to pursue the church scandal angle, that was dramatically larger than the Planned Parenthood incident. Yet I don't recall a post regarding:

There needs to be a nationwide investigation" of the Catholic church. We're seeing over and over again a willful disobedience of the law, at the apparent expense of young boys across the country.

The sad thing is that, given our new extremist conservative President and his extremist conservative accomplices in Washington, the church is unlikely to be forced to atone for their sins. Bush will never go against the church; the religious conservative lobby is too powerful and important for him.

Sorry, but I disagree. This is too steep a price to pay. Even pro-religious Americans should be sickened to their stomachs at seeing this kind of continued behavior and law-breaking at the Catholic church. Have we no morals or ethics left? Have we become so cynical and jaded that stories like these no longer affect us at all? This is not the first time this has happened to real people at the church, and unless they are forced to stop, it won't be the last. As I said, this is truly an evil organization, and we need to make our voices heard against it.

Yes, Brian, because all ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Yes, Brian, because all of those institutions have had multiple instances of the exact same abuse meticulously documented in seperate locations all over the country.

Right, because the Catholic church scandal was an isolated incident.

Wait, they haven't?

You tell me.

You mean you're making invalid equivelancy arguments

Nope.

to excuse evil behavior of those you agree with ideologically?

Who am I supposed to agree with ideologically?

Well, that does seem to be your M.O.

Whereas yours seems to be rambling incoherence.

Brian"If it had th... (Below threshold)
retired miiitary:

Brian

"If it had the same scope, history, and evidence of coverup, absolutely. But since you want to pursue the church scandal angle, that was dramatically larger than the Planned Parenthood incident"

Which is why I put in the issue of scope of the scandal. The scandal went on FAR too long and should have been stopped as soon as it started.

Also your analogy after that is false as Bush had nothing to do with supporting the Catholic Church during the scandal nor did he have anything to do with how the scandal played out. However, Obama does support planned parenthood and its practise of abortion for underage girls. He has made statements to the effect that he plans on expanding abortion rights and take out safeguards (IMO - though you may disagree with them being safeguards) such as parental notification.

Again, I understand the analogies you made in your first post. And I understand the first part of your statement in response to mine. I believe that (IMO)you are looking at this issue as one who may think that every article against abortion is a bad article. To your credit you believe that what Planned parenthood did in this instance was not the correct course of action.

The really fun part about a... (Below threshold)

The really fun part about all this is the question of how many incriminating videos did Lila Rose actually film? At how many PP offices and in how many states? How many videos is she sitting on, waiting for maximum damage to release them? If I were on Planned Parenthood's governing board, I'd be sweating.

Some aggressive DoJ investigator might discover grounds for a RICO lawsuit against PP, and that would be fun, too, but alas, in the Age of Obama, probably not.

Also your analogy after ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Also your analogy after that is false as Bush had nothing to do with supporting the Catholic Church during the scandal nor did he have anything to do with how the scandal played out.

And Obama has nothing to do with supporting Planned Parenthood during the scandal, nor did he have anything to do with how the scandal played out.

However, Obama does support planned parenthood and its practise of abortion for underage girls.

Red herring. Supporting abortion, even for underage girls, is not the issue raised. It's failure to report sexual abuse of minors.

I believe that (IMO)you are looking at this issue as one who may think that every article against abortion is a bad article.

Not at all. I think many anti-abortion articles are based on reason, even reason I disagree with. But this wasn't one of them. Instead, it is founded on a pre-judgment that Planned Parenthood is a "truly evil organization", and then attempts to prove that by locking onto a tangential, though disturbing, incident and thus generalizing to the organization as a whole. What I have demonstrated is that such incidents are tangential to many organizations, including churches and schools, and are not sufficient or unique enough to discredit any one. If one wishes to argue against abortion or any ideology, that's their right. But attempting to conflate it with perpetuation of child abuse is a really poor way to go about it.

Why do Planned Parenthood a... (Below threshold)
tyree:

Why do Planned Parenthood abortionists get special treatment? Unequal treatment by Nancy Pelosi's "Culture of Corruption" because of their political lobbying efforts.

He has made statements t... (Below threshold)
mantis:

He has made statements to the effect that he plans on expanding abortion rights and take out safeguards (IMO - though you may disagree with them being safeguards) such as parental notification.

Yeah, if only Planned Parenthood had reported to the father who impregnated his daughter that she was trying to get an abortion. Then everything would have worked out great.

Brian"Red herring.... (Below threshold)
retired miiitary:

Brian

"Red herring. Supporting abortion, even for underage girls, is not the issue raised. It's failure to report sexual abuse of minors."

My reasoning could have been more clearly defined

Obama supports the most liberal laws on abortion. That is on record. What I should in my statement was "However, Obama does support planned parenthood and its practise of abortion for underage girls AND parents not having parental notification rights"

By law having sex with an underage girl is against the law. Now granted some (shall I say Most underage sex is a. consensual and b. with someone that is the same age as the female). However, by definition, as I said sex with an underage girl is a crime. Look at hte teenagers getting into trouble with the law for being underage and sending nude pictures of themselves.

Obama does not support nor condone abuse of minors however, he does support at least some of that abuse abuse not getting brought to the attention of authorities. A subtle difference but not much of one.

As you said

"It's failure to report sexual abuse of minors"

Going by that statement EVERY girl under the legal age of consent who gets an abortion should have the police brought in as a crime was committed. Even if the male is underage and the sex was consensual a crime has been committed. Thatcrime by definition is "abuse of a minor" albeit it may be called statutory rape, rape, incest, consensual, etc.

Again I suceeded in garblin... (Below threshold)
retired miiitary:

Again I suceeded in garbling my message a bit.

When I said parental notification (which IMO is the first thing that should happen with a minor) I should have included "AND notification of police authorities".

By law having sex with a... (Below threshold)
Brian:

By law having sex with an underage girl is against the law.

It varies by state. For example:

In Washington, a minor as young as 11 can consent to sex with someone, as long as that person is 2 years older or less. Minors who are 12 to 13 years old can consent to sex with someone who is 3 years older or less. Minors aged 14 or 15 can consent to sex with a person who is 4 years older or less.

Or would you rather that 17 year olds get 10 years in prison for consensual acts with 15 year olds?

Even Bristol Palin admits abstinence is "not realistic at all" for teens.

Look at hte teenagers getting into trouble with the law for being underage and sending nude pictures of themselves.

Great example of the law failing to keep up with the times. It's legal for two 15 year olds to have sex, but have them exchange naked pictures on their phones and they're suddenly child porn distributors who face prison time and lifetime registration as sex offenders. That makes reeeeal sense. Fortunately, judges are refusing to impose these penalties, and legislatures are reconsidering these laws.

Obama does not support nor condone abuse of minors however, he does support at least some of that abuse abuse not getting brought to the attention of authorities.

Obama supports child abuse not being brought to the attention of authorities? Are you freaking serious? Did you turn into Ann Coulter for a second there?

Going by that statement EVERY girl under the legal age of consent who gets an abortion should have the police brought in as a crime was committed. Even if the male is underage and the sex was consensual a crime has been committed.

As noted above, that's just incorrect.

Brian"By law havin... (Below threshold)
retired miliitary:

Brian

"By law having sex with an underage girl is against the law. "

To use your term a red herring. As I stated above if a girl UNDER THE AGE OF CONSENT has an abortion. As for whether 15 year olds and 17 year olds can have sex legally there are 17 year olds and 15 year olds that have gone to jail or at least have a criminal record because of it. It doesnt matter what I like it is the law.

"Even Bristol Palin admits abstinence is "not realistic at all" for teens"

I could give 2 wits Bristol Palin's thoughts on the matter. The same I could give 2 wits Rosie ODonnel's thoughts on the matter. THe law specifically states that having sex with a girl under the age of consent is AGAINST THE LAW and is in fact abuse of a child which is wht the subject of discussion is. If Bristol Palin says that we should cut taxes are you going to defend tax cuts and quote her as well?

"Great example of the law failing to keep up with the times..."

Again immaterial to the argument. THe law specifically states that transmitting images of an underage child constitutes child porn. If the law is wrong then change it. We are disucssing abuse of a child.

"Obama supports child abuse not being brought to the attention of authorities? Are you freaking serious? Did you turn into Ann Coulter for a second there?"

Look at this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf0XIRZSTt8

ref Obama promising to sign FOCA

The Freedom of Choice Act would do away with all restrictions on abortions to include parental notification laws. If a doctor isnt going to call the parents do you think they are going to notify the cops who have to have the parents permission to talk to them (in most cases)?

"As noted above, that's just incorrect:

No it is ENTIRELY correct. Again I stated UNDER THE AGE OF CONSENT (for whatever state that happens to be).

You stated above

"It's failure to report sexual abuse of minors.
"

Those are your words. Not mine.

The law states what a minor is. The law states what the age of consent is (Which you agreed with above). The law states what sexual abuse of a minor constitutes. If a person UNDER THE AGE OF CONSENT goes in for an abortion BY LAW IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE reported to the authorities which is EXACTLY what the lawsuit in the article is about.

Obama supports FOCA which would do away with parental notification and logically notification of authorities in the case of person UNDER THE AGE OF LEGAL CONSENT getting an abortion. Therefore OBAMA may not condone the act he does condone not having the act reported to authorities.

For a legal analysis of FOC... (Below threshold)
retired military:

For a legal analysis of FOCA

http://www.usccb.org/prolife/FOCAanalysis.pdf

Bottom of page 3 addresses parental consent.


Brian

Are you honestly going to tell me that if a girl UNDER THE AGE OF CONSENT goes to an abortion clinic and does not wish the authorities to be notified that they will notify them anyway?

Mantis"Yeah, if on... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Mantis

"Yeah, if only Planned Parenthood had reported to the father who impregnated his daughter that she was trying to get an abortion. Then everything would have worked out great."

Lets see,

a. a father is told that his underage child is pregnant. Now usually an innocent father is one that will talk to the cops especially if they are concnered about abuse.

b. if a mother is in the home than she is most likely going to ask the girl questions.

c. If the girl is underage than notification of authorities SHOULD BE MANDATORY. Something that wasnt done in this case.


Shall I link you case after case where the father wasnt the abuser? Do you think that since once father is an abuser than every girl who is underage and pregnant is pregnant by their father?


Mantis<a href="htt... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Mantis

http://www.worldmag.com/articles/1111

Gee parental notification might have helped this 13 year old who was being molested by her gym teacher who took her to get birth control shots.

"What makes it worse, Betty's parents say, is that the government aided and abetted Mr. Saturday. They say he did not want to rely only on his condoms, demanded that Betty use some type of birth control, and took her to the McHenry County (Illinois) Health Department clinic. As he waited outside, she received an injection of the controversial drug Depo-Provera, which is purported to prevent the release of a female's ovum for three months.

He took her back three months later for another shot, Betty says, and once more three months after that. County officials knew Betty's age, but in keeping with rules governing the use of funds from federal Title X family-planning programs, clinic workers did not notify her parents that she was getting the shots, even though the age of consent in Illinois is 18.

Through her parents, Betty is now suing Mr. Saturday, the school district, and the principal of North Junior High School (her attorneys say the principal was informed something was going on, but never investigated it) and the county health department, for $17.5 million. Attorneys for the school district and the county were unavailable for comment. J. Kevin McBride, who represents Mr. Saturday on the criminal counts, returned a phone call to WORLD, but would only say that his client is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty
"

Do you think that since ... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Do you think that since once father is an abuser than every girl who is underage and pregnant is pregnant by their father?

No, that's absurd, but this story highlights one of the primary reasons some people oppose mandatory parental notification laws. The other, of course, is that underage females who know their parents will be notified will seek out alternative means to terminate the pregnancy. Of course back alley abortions are an often cited reason for legal abortion in general.

If North Dakota succeeds in granting personhood to all fertilized eggs as they are now trying to do (they probably won't succeed), we'll get to see more such abortions, and deaths, as a result. I don't look forward to that, personally, but I do look forward to the first prosecution of negligent homicide against a woman who suffered a miscarriage (known also by their medical term, automatic abortions). Of course, the Supreme Court will have to find a very creative way to get around the 14th Amendment, for starters, for this law to stick around very long.

Gee parental notificatio... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Gee parental notification might have helped this 13 year old who was being molested by her gym teacher who took her to get birth control shots.

It's as good an argument as any, but restricting access to birth control and STD treatment from minors without parental notification only gets you more teenagers with unwanted pregnancies and untreated diseases. The story you linked to is awful, but you have to admit there were failures all along the line there, from the parents to teachers to the principal and the McHenry County Health Department, who should have reported that an underage girl was being abused by an adult. Parental notification for birth control as the girl (or rather, her abuser) was seeking seems a poor substitute for all the authority figures, including McHenry county health workers, who failed to acknowledge the law was being broken and do something about it.

"for all the authority figu... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"for all the authority figures, including McHenry county health workers, who failed to acknowledge the law was being broken "

The health workers were following the law because by LAW they couldnt notify the parents or anyone else for that matter.

Parents are held to account if their teenagers dont go to school, wreck a car, etc. Why shouldnt parents be made aware of what is going on in this aspect as well?

People who support laws like FOCA realize that child molestors will get protection but they dont care as long as the altar of abortion is protected.

""Yes, Brian, because all o... (Below threshold)
brainy435:

""Yes, Brian, because all of those institutions have had multiple instances of the exact same abuse meticulously documented in seperate locations all over the country."

Right, because the Catholic church scandal was an isolated incident."

Do you have a problem comprehending the word "all?" Go back and have someone read the sentance to you aloud, we'll wait.

""Wait, they haven't?"

You tell me."

You want me to analyze your own "evidence" for you? Because none of the links you provided have any long-time systemic abuse...even the church case was one incident that had to do with a priest willfully blinding himself to his relatives misdeeds.

""You mean you're making invalid equivelancy arguments"

Nope."

Well that's just a flat out lie. As shown by the above.

""to excuse evil behavior of those you agree with ideologically?"

Who am I supposed to agree with ideologically?"

Basic reading comprehension problem, reread the original post.

""Well, that does seem to be your M.O."

Whereas yours seems to be rambling incoherence."

Your inability to comprehend a logical argument doesn't mean I'm rambling... though I can see how logic could confuse you, seeing as how you're not even passingly familiar with the concept.




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