By Tony Perkins
Apparently, Planned Parenthood is so desperate for business that they’ll cover up statutory rape to get it. Thanks to our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the Arizona Health Services Department may finally have cause to investigate America’s largest abortion business. According to reports, a Tempe clinic failed to report the sexual assault of an underage girl — one of a dozen possible victims of a local sexual predator. The young girl’s mom told investigators that the counselor “intentionally mislabeled the pregnancy” as a consensual encounter, because she “didn’t want the hassle” of reporting it.
“Planned Parenthood’s main concern should be the safety of young girls,” said ADF attorney Natalie Decker, “not the size of its profit margin. Sadly, this is not an exception, and Planned Parenthood is abusing more than just taxpayer dollars.” The allegation doesn’t exactly bode well for one of the chief architects of the phony “war on women.”
Planned Parenthood blasted back immediately, insisting that it has a “zero tolerance policy” for staff who refuse to report abuse. When Live Action exposed Planned Parenthood for covering up statutory rape in eight separate clinics, liberals said it was an anomaly. When Lila posted videos of three offices accepting racially-motivated donations, it was a “rogue element.” Then, there were the seven tapes of Planned Parenthood aiding sex traffickers and enabling pimps. If there’s a zero tolerance policy, you could have fooled us.
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.
(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)
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