BLOGThe Story the Media Isn’t Telling You about Planned Parenthood

By Marissa Mayer Posted on: | January 18, 2017

Planned Parenthood has been all over the news lately. Ever since House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that part of repealing Obamacare would include defunding Planned Parenthood, the abortion giant has been scrambling to convince the American public that such a move would mean death to women everywhere.

The mainstream media have dutifully echoed the fake news that healthcare for low-income women ceases to exist without Planned Parenthood. Everyone from MSNBC to Forbes has been happy to openly pledge their allegiance to Margaret Sanger’s brainchild despite the fact that comprehensive care clinics outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities 20 to 1, including 187,000+ that accept Medicaid (compared to 665—and falling—Planned Parenthood facilities across the U.S.).

But for all the airtime they’ve received lately, there’s a concerning story that the media isn’t telling you about Planned Parenthood.

No, I’m not talking about the authenticated undercover CMP videos that show Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the price of aborted baby parts. Or the fact that the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives’ final report recommends defunding Planned Parenthood for its many misdeeds. I’m not even talking about the years of documented taxpayer abuse by Planned Parenthood that continues to this day.

The story the media isn’t telling you is Planned Parenthood’s history of failing to report the rape of young girls.

Recently, the Arizona Republic reported that convicted child sex abuser Tyler Kost cut a plea deal in Arizona relating to his sexual molestation of 11 girls, ages 12 to 17, while he was in high school. According to the article, “Kost pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of child abuse.” Kost will have to register as a sex offender and “could face between 3 to 7½ in prison.” He will also be on supervised probation for 15 years.

But what the article fails to mention is Planned Parenthood’s role in extending the abuse.

According to the police report on Kost, one of the girls’ mothers advised investigators that when she accompanied her daughter to Planned Parenthood of Arizona’s Tempe facility for the girl’s abortion when she was 15 years old, an employee told them it wasn’t worth the “hassle” to report the sexual assault.

It seems Planned Parenthood simply can’t be bothered to actually protect women and girls. But it gets worse.

After Kost was charged, it was determined that four of the counts of alleged sexual assault against minor victims occurred after the alleged incident at Planned Parenthood.

But this example isn’t an anomaly when it comes to Planned Parenthood. The abortion chain has shown a years-long pattern of ignoring child sexual abuse and enabling predators despite being required by law to report suspected neglect or abuse of children. 

Alliance Defending Freedom released a report in 2015 that details Planned Parenthood’s extensive history of endangering women and young girls who come through their doors looking for help. The examples in the report are truly heartbreaking.

What kind of a “women’s health” organization would perform abortions on underage, sexually abused girls without reporting it? And why is the media so determined to portray such an organization as the savior of women?

Let’s be real. Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar empire that has been built on the lives of women and their unborn children. And while they claim that abortions make up only 3% of their business (a claim that has been thoroughly debunked), they continue to reduce the number of other services they provide while increasing abortions each year.

If the media really wants to dedicate ample airtime to Planned Parenthood and protect women’s health, then they should focus more on the facts. Isn’t that what the news is supposed to do anyway? 

Marissa Mayer

Senior Web Writer

Marissa Mayer is an Arizona native who fell in love with the written word at a young age.

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