The legal group Alliance Defending Freedom last week released a 13-page report detailing cases when Planned Parenthood has been accused of failing to report sexual abuse.
The report is part of the national push to defund Planned Parenthood, in wake of videos released this summer by the Center for Medical Progress, which expose the abortion giant’s use of fetal tissue.
Today was the first in a series of hearings in Congress regarding an investigation into Planned Parenthood.
The House Judiciary Committee is the first of three House committees scheduled to consider the issue.
Here is a sample of some of the cases noted in the ADF 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.”
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Summary of ADF report provided by Marissa Poulson, a Senior Web Writer with Alliance Defending Freedom. Alliance Defending Freedom is an international, alliance-building legal organization that advocates for religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and marriage and the family in numerous courts and consultative bodies worldwide.