Sex Trafficking Survivors: Some Abortions Performed by Docs who were also Clients
A new report on Sex Trafficking has revealed that many women who are victims of Human Trafficking have also had several abortions at Planned Parenthood and abortion facilities.
The authors interviewed several survivors of sex trafficking who stated that many of their pregnancies were forcibly aborted at abortion clinics and some of the doctors may have been clients of their pimps.
In the report entitled, Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking, published by the Annals of Health Law, it reads, “the prevalence of forced abortions is an especially disturbing trend in sex trafficking…The survivors in this study reported that they often did not freely choose the abortions they had while being trafficked.”
One survivor stated, “I was under serious pressure from my pimps to abort the babies.”
The report notes that survivors had “significant contact with clinical treatment facilities, most notable Planned Parenthood.”
Survivors also stated that they received birth control and other medical services from providers who knew they were being controlled by a pimp.
Perhaps the most disturbing fact is that even though abortion is supposed to be about choice many of these survivors were given forced abortions at majority Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics where the doctors may have been sex trafficking clients.
Roughly two-thirds of survivors who specified a location for their abortions, identified a clinic as the site of their abortion.
Mark Crutcher, president of the national pro-life group, Life Dynamics says that abortion clinics covering for forced abortions is nothing new, “Over the years, we have acquired tape recordings of National Abortion Federation (NAF) conventions in which discussions about women being forced to have abortions were held. The prevailing attitude expressed in these sessions may best be described as one of “convenient indifference.” Attendees will acknowledge the problem’s existence and talk about it in disapproving tones, while making it clear that they feel no obligation to let it influence the way they deal with these women. Their philosophical position seems to be that, even if a woman chooses to have an abortion she doesn’t want because of threats from others, it remains within the “pro-choice” purview since she was still the one who ultimately made the decision. In fact, on the NAF tapes mentioned above, some abortion clinic employees can be heard paraphrasing this very argument and using it to justify their habit of looking the other way. It is a truly bizarre rationalization analogous to saying that women who submit to sexual relations at the point of a gun are not really being raped since, technically, they are consenting.”
Another concerning fact is that survivors identified some of these abortion doctors as clients:
According to the report one survivor described her situation, “I got pregnant six times and had six abortions during this time. Several of them were from a doctor who was a client– he did them back door- I came in the back door after hours and paid them off the books. This kept my name off any records…At least one of my abortions was from Planned Parenthood because they didn’t ask any questions.”
This news is disturbing. Are abortion and Planned Parenthood doctors who are seeing minor girls for abortions also clients of sex traffickers? Planned Parenthood gets half a billion federal dollars in tax monies and this is something which should seriously be investigated.
Covering for Child Sexual Abuse:
We know that many victims of sex trafficking are minor children so the fact that survivors are reporting that their abortion doctors may also be clients is something we cannot take lightly.
In fact, Life Dynamics, has been exposing how child rapists use abortion to cover their crimes.
They have recently posted summaries of 60 criminal cases where hiding of sexual abuse occurred. The report they titled, The Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse is very damming of the abortion and Planned Parenthood industry.
Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics makes it clear that the failure of abortion facilities to report suspected child abuse is causing children to be repeatedly raped, sometimes for years after their abortions, “In almost every case of adult men having sex with minor girls, the perpetrators are aware that the relationship is illegal and could land them in prison,” Crutcher says, “They also know that one of the most likely ways for them to get caught is for their victims to become pregnant. When that happens, their back up plan is inevitably going to involve abortion. As a result, there is no place within the medical community where underage victims of sexual abuse are more likely to be found than at abortion clinics. The question is: how are these girls dealt with when they show up at those clinics?”
Crutcher continues, “It is important to understand that mandatory reporters are neither obligated nor authorized to investigate these incidents. Whatever conclusions they might reach about the legality or illegality of a child’s sexual activity has no bearing on their obligations as mandatory reporters. If they are presented with evidence of sexual activity by a patient who, by reason of her age, cannot legally consent to sexual activity, their only duty is to report to the authorities. The responsibility for determining whether a criminal act has or has not occurred belongs only to the state.”
In a press released issued at the time the group published their report, Crutcher states, “ it is almost universally accepted that sexual predators who target children almost never stop on their own. Instead, they continue until they are stopped by someone else. In reading the cases you will see incident after incident in which girls continued to be raped and sexually abused – sometimes for years – after the abortion clinic where they were taken ignored the state’s mandatory reporting law. But once the situation was eventually revealed to the authorities, the perpetrator was arrested and the abuse ended immediately. This illustrates why compliance with these laws is such an indispensable tool for dealing with our national epidemic of older males sexually exploiting underage girls.”
You can read the entire report here.
This entry was posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm and is filed under Abortion and Sex Trafficking, child abuse, child predator, human trafficking, Life Dynamics, Planned Parenthood and Sex Trafficking with tags Abortion, Annals of Health Law - Vol 22 Special Edition, child predator, clients, forced abortion, Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking, human trafficking, Life Dynamics, Parental Consent, pimps, Planned Parenthood, sex trafficking. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.