Politics & Policy

Aborting the Truth

Deception behind taxpayer funded-abortion clinics.

A nationally recognized organization may be intentionally distributing false information while protecting rapists and child predators. And the federal government has given them $3.9 billion since 1987 in taxpayer funds.

Planned Parenthood has been caught in a tangled web. The spotlight is finally being shed on this organization, which has failed to legally report the pregnancies of a 16-year-old who was raped by her father, of an 11-year-old girl who was impregnated by her stepfather, and of a 15-year-old who was sexually assaulted and impregnated by her stepfather’s friend.

Believe it or not, it gets worse. Life Dynamics, a pro-life group that researches the abortion industry, conducted a study of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated facilities across the country to determine if their staff consistently fails to report cases of statutory rape. An adult woman posed as a 13-year-old girl, pregnant by her 22-year-old boyfriend. In over 800 calls to Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation affiliated facilities, she made it clear she wanted to cover up her relationship and pregnancy.

According to Life Dynamics, over 90 percent of the facilities verbally acknowledged the situation was illegal yet readily agreed to conceal the illegal sexual activity from the police, and gave the caller instructions on how to circumvent the law. This translates to “accessory to crime” in my book.

This isn’t a local issue, but one of severe national concern. Our country sends millions of dollars around the world to encourage safe and legal health care for women, yet within our own borders, we now find out, we may be subsidizing an organization that apparently engages in deliberately ignoring reporting and viability laws. And it’s all happening with the aid of your money. One state, Kansas, is taking exceptional steps in their efforts to protect young women. The Johnson County District Attorney, Phill Kline, recently filed 107 criminal charges against a local Planned Parenthood facility, alleging felony charges of falsifying documents along with charges of performing late term abortions. This is a positive step toward protecting young women and in stopping the illegal practices and lies of Planned Parenthood.

One deception perpetuated by that same Kansas facility, has already surfaced. Peter Brownlie, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri’s president and chief executive officer, admitted to the Associated Press that his facility does not perform abortions past 22 weeks. However, on the website of the Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood in Overland Park, it clearly states the clinic will perform abortions up to 23 weeks gestation.

These charges, filed after a judge reviewed the evidence and found probable cause that crimes have been committed, leads one to inquire about what could be found inside their facilities in Ohio, Florida, or Massachusetts. Every Planned Parenthood need now be accountable.

In a separate action, a citizen’s petition has been filed against that same Planned Parenthood in Kansas asking for a grand jury to be convened in order to investigate cases of unreported suspected child rape, sexual abuse, and failure to comply with parental consent requirements. That grand jury is scheduled to convene December 3.

Let’s hope that the Kansas supreme court does not use their trademark judicial activism to stop this grand jury from convening, like they did in a recent case against the infamous late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kan. The court overstepped its powers and intervened against law in Kansas, which grants the citizens the legal right to properly submit petitions to convene a grand jury. Just days before the grand jury was seated, the Kansas supreme court stopped it.

Are those in the abortion industry afforded “special” rights and protection, when law abiding citizens and district attorneys get too close to revealing that they may be breaking the law?

Planned Parenthood is an enormous operation with numerous facilities nationwide. The examples abound, in which it is evident that Planned Parenthood’s practices go beyond the pale, and even break the law. Any elected official responsible for oversight of these institutions, which are funded with tax dollars, should be calling for and encouraging an investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood in their states. Taxpayers should not be funding illegal late term abortions, the falsifying of documents, or an organization that is aiding and abetting rape in failing to report these cases to law enforcement.

– Jennifer Giroux is founder and president of Women Influencing the Nation, a Cincinnati, OH based grassroots organization dedicated to reclaiming traditional morals in our society.

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