Posted by Corrina Gura on Friday, October 17th, 2008
I think this is a good place to start, since it's been splashed all over YouTube and every pro-lifer has already heard at least some of these stories. The YouTube videos tell the story much better than my words can, so I'm not going to write a whole lot on this one.
Lila Rose, a pro-life UCLA student produced an excellent exposé video, posing as a 15 year old girl who was having sex with a much older man. Planned Parenthood workers were more than happy to help her cover up the statutory rape.
In North Carolina, two young women posed as 15 year old girls who had sex with a 30 year old man recorded their encounters with Planned Parenthood employees. Even though in both cases the employees said they would have to report this as statutory rape, when Students for Life filed a Freedom of Information Request for all reports of statutory rape in that time period, no such reports were filed. Check out the video on YouTube while it lasts. It's also available on Eye Blast, since YouTube keeps taking this video down.
Life Dynamics recorded a series of phone calls revealing that abortion industry workers either ignored the girl's age or coached her on how to lie about it. (Read the full report for more information. Note that not all of these clinics are operated by PP.)
Now, in case you think this isn't a big deal and that not many girls are impacted by this, according to the Guttmacher Institute's Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States, 17% of all abortions are performed on minors. With 1.21 million abortions having been performed in 2005, that's about 200,000 abortions on underage girls each year.
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The Ohio Supreme Court is currently hearing the cases of two girls who were brought in for abortions by their adult male rapists-one was the girl's soccer coach, the other was her father. Even after telling PP officials that they had been raped, their cases were never reported to authorities and the girls continued to be abused.
This interview with Phill Klein is also really interesting. He details what actions he has taken to prosecute child rapists and how difficult it has been to obtain information. He speaks on the importance of electing pro-life district attorneys, who have the ability to prosecute-or neglect to prosecute-crimes.