Washington, D.C. – May 31, 2018 – Yesterday, Planned Parenthood responded to Live Action’s new investigative report that reveals the abortion chain’s decades-long pattern of helping child sex abusers cover up their crimes. Live Action released the first of a series of videos showing several court cases that went into explicit detail about Planned Parenthood’s blatant failures to report the suspected sexual abuse of children. The abortion chain has been caught repeatedly performing abortions on abuse victims as young as 12 and 13 years old and returning them to their abusers without reporting the suspected abuse to authorities. According to Politico, “In response, Planned Parenthood said that Live Action’s report draws on discredited evidence.”
Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action responded to Planned Parenthood and also announced the release of a new video today featuring four former Planned Parenthood employees confirming the organization’s failure to report sexual abuse.
Rose responds to Planned Parenthood:
“When Planned Parenthood calls our report ‘discredited,’ they are attacking the testimonies of the very girls who endured horrific abuse and then had it covered up by their own abortion centers.
“To be clear, the report includes numerous court cases, multiple news media reports, official police reports, state health department records, manager testimonials admitting a failure to report, and statements of underage sex abuse victims saying they were returned to their abusers after forced abortions.
“Planned Parenthood has said repeatedly that victims of sexual abuse should be believed, yet when they call these cases that are documented in court records and media accounts ‘discredited evidence,’ they are calling the victims liars, just like their abusers did. At a time when Planned Parenthood’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on sexual abuse continues to put girls in danger every day, their callous attempt to discredit victims and their stories is especially abhorrent.”
The video Live Action released today features former Planned Parenthood managers and workers giving their eyewitness accounts and confirming Planned Parenthood’s failure to report sexual abuse. Included are testimonies like this one from Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood Manager from Storm Lake, Iowa:
“We were all required to be mandatory reporters, but, if we saw a case – questionable abuse or even for sure, I mean, this kid is being abused – we really were discouraged from calling it in, just because they didn’t want to have the trouble – the angry parent, the angry boyfriend, whatever it was. So, more than once I was told, ‘No, that is not reportable. You don’t need to call it in.’“
Monica Cline, a former health educator who worked with Planned Parenthood in Texas and New Mexico tells this story:
“[Planned Parenthood workers] adopted George Bush’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ [policy]… If we don’t ask how old her partner is, we don’t have to tell. And so Planned Parenthood actually allows victims of human trafficking to continue to be victims of human trafficking. And they’re okay with that. I went back to my office and I told my supervisor, listen, I’m trying to teach them about key concepts on Title X; they’re admitting that they’re not going to report cases of statutory rape.”
And Ramona Treviño, a former Planned Parenthood manager from Sherman, TX, discusses what Planned Parenthood really did after it was caught aiding people posing as human traffickers and then pledged to retrain thousands of workers to report abuse and trafficking:
“I raised my hand and I said, ‘I’m confused, when are we going to actually begin the retraining? What can I do as a manager to take this information back to my staff and enforce policies and procedures that would help protect women who are experiencing either sex trafficking or sexual abuse in any way?’ [The trainer] immediately shot me down and she said, ‘We’re not here to talk about that, Ramona. We’re here to teach you how to identify if you’re being videotaped or recorded or entrapped in any way.”
More of their stories can be seen on today’s newly released video and all can be found in the report Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood’s Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse.
2 thoughts on “Live Action: Planned Parenthood Responds to Live Action Report”
How many times are these people going to recycle the same lies that have been debunked over and over again. They say ” newly released” yet its decade old stories that have been proven to be staged and manipulated. Planned parenthood has been helping millions of women for over a century. Just because you dont agree with one thing they do ( abortions) doesnt mean they are evil and need to be closed down. Row vs wade is the law of the land.
Jesse, Please read the reports. These are not lies and they have not be debunked and it’s topical – current to 2018.
60+ million abortions since Roe v Wade and a large number of those paid for with taxpayers dollars – which was never
supposed to be the case except for rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. For those that believe that
abortion is tantamount to murder, it adds insult to injury by having taxpayers dollars fund them.
RE: Child abuse/rape/abortion and returning underage girls to their abusers Live Action responds…”This is the first time
that a report on Planned Parenthood’s cover-up of child sexual abuse has compiled such a mountain of evidence in one report
– from court cases to ex-employee testimonials to undercover investigations. Additionally, there are several new cases (including in 2018);
and providing past cases that have happened over several decades shows how long this problem has been going on.
This is also a very timely issue for two reasons: (1) In May 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services proposed new Title X rules that include an affirmative requirement that grantees
report child sexual abuse, and Planned Parenthood is currently opposing the proposed rules; and (2)
Planned Parenthood has jumped on the Me Too/ Time’s Up bandwagon, decrying sexual abuse, yet
it is one of the biggest accomplices to child sexual abuse in the country. Like other enablers of
abuse, Planned Parenthood needs to be called out to help stop the cycle of abuse.”
You know that all 50 states require mandated reporters to report suspected child abuse, including
sexual abuse and rape. For Planned Parenthood to receive 37% of their budget from the government –
taxpayer monies -(per their 2016-2016 financial report) and have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy about suspected
child abuse and rape is unconscionable.