Planned Parenthood claims to be "the most trusted women’s health care provider in this country." And yet, time after time, year after year, Planned Parenthood endangers women and young girls who come through their doors looking for help.
Last week, ADF released a report that details Planned Parenthood's extensive history of ignoring child sexual abuse and enabling their predators. The report presents a pattern of Planned Parenthood incidents involving sexually abused minors in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Ohio. Below is just a sample of some of the incidents in these states as detailed in the report.
A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Mobile failed to properly report the suspected sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl. The girl was a mother of two and received two abortions from the clinic within a 6-month time frame.
A 12-year-old girl in foster care was impregnated by her 23-year-old foster brother, who took the girl to Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona for an abortion. Planned Parenthood failed to report the abuse, which continued, until six months later, after he brought the girl back and Planned Parenthood had committed another abortion.
A long-time 61-year-old swim coach abused numerous young girls over the years, including one 14-year-old girl who went to Planned Parenthood for an abortion in the early 1980s. The abortion and the abuse evidently went unreported, and many other young girls were subsequently abused.
A 13-year-old girl was brought to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains by her abusive stepfather for an abortion. Despite different last names and requests for birth control made by the rapist, Planned Parenthood did not report any suspected abuse, performed the abortion and sent her home with her rapist who continued to abuse her.
A 14-year-old girl was impregnated by a 21-year-old three times in six months. Each time, she was taken to the Planned Parenthood clinic in Norwich for an abortion. Planned Parenthood’s failure to report the first statutory rape allowed the abuse to continue.
A 42-year-old man was prosecuted for sexually abusing his son's 14-year-old girlfriend. At one point, he took her to Planned Parenthood to get birth control, which was evidently not reported to authorities.
A 16-year-old who was impregnated by her biological father visited a local Planned Parenthood. She told a Planned Parenthood employee that she had been forced to have sex and to do things she did not want to do, but Planned Parenthood failed to report the abuse to authorities.
“Americans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize a scandal-plagued, billion-dollar corporation,” said ADF Legal Counsel Natalie Decker. “The recent CMP undercover videos have revealed only the latest scandal. As our report demonstrates and documents, Planned Parenthood has been involved for many years in performing abortions on underage, sexually abused girls and letting their rapists go free, many times to go on abusing the same girl or other children.
- Read the entire report and share the truth with your family and friends.
- To learn more about how what Planned Parenthood says is very different than what it actually does, download our Investigate Their Plan resource.
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