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Planned Parenthood awards journalists who ignore their sexual abuse scandals

Posted in Media Bias, MeToo, Planned Parenthood Complicit Machine covering sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood media mouthpieces with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2018 by saynsumthn
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Past Live Action investigations and court cases have demonstrated Planned Parenthood‘s willingness to cover for child sexual predators and abusers, even returning victims to their abusers and failing to report underage pregnancies or suspected sexual abuse to authorities. This taxpayer-funded organization, receiving half a billion dollars in these funds annually, should be called to account, especially in a society so aware of sexual assault. So, why is Planned Parenthood’s corruption in this area being silenced by politicians, media and Hollywood alike?

It is possible that these Planned Parenthood-friendly groups know but choose to say nothing, because, like the New York Times recently discovered with Harvey Weinstein, Planned Parenthood has a network of complicit “bodyguards,” so to speak, protecting the organization from damaging scrutiny.

And yet, grueling testimonies and police reports of actual criminal cases in which Planned Parenthood patients, victimized by sexual abuse and rape and then taken for abortions, are available to read at Live Action News (herehere, and here).

Planned Parenthood-covers child sexual abuse


The media has repeatedly been caught in Planned Parenthood’s web of lies — though willingly, it seems, as many pro-choice “journalists” allow their support of abortion to keep them from doing real investigative reporting. Even in the face of proof, Planned Parenthood’s media complicity machine remains quiet, resulting in sexual abuse victims being forgotten.

In one example, physician and HLN host Dr. Drew Pinsky, a former employee of Planned Parenthood, came to Planned Parenthood’s defense when pro-lifers made allegations that the abortion corporation covered up child sexual abuse. Rather than do his own investigation, Dr. Drew lashed out at Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) Director of Alliance Relations. Watch the exchange in the video below, where ADF includes the very “evidence” Dr. Drew failed to find on his own:

Dr. Drew admitted on his show that he worked for Planned Parenthood… hardly a non-biased reporting source. He said, “I was there. We were working for Planned Parenthood to create an environment where young women could feel safe….”

Safe? I don’t think so, Dr. Drew!

The complicit media machine

Planned Parenthood regularly rewards the media complicity machine by “honoring” them with the “Media Excellence” and “Maggie Awards.”

2014 Planned Parenthood Maggie Award to Media

Recently awarded were media outlets and journalists from:

  • Yahoo-Health
  • Buzzfeed
  • The New Yorker
  • CBS
  • Washington Post
  • Austin Chronicle
  • Huffington Post
  • The Plain Dealer
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • US News & World Report
  • Waco Tribune-Herald
  • Chicago Tribune
  • CNN
  • NBC
  • New York Daily News
  • PBS Frontline
  • The Kansas City Star
  • People magazine
  • San Diego Union-Tribune
  • ABC News
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • The Metro Times
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette
  • The Houston Chronicle
  • Concord Monitor
  • The Philadelphia Daily News
  • The San Diego Union
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • Newsweek Magazine
  • Lifetime Television
  • ABC Radio
  • Arkansas Gazette
  • Los Angeles Times
  • NBC Radio
  • The Boston Globe
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • The Bergen Record
  • Charlotte News and Observer
  • Gannett News Service

Rolling Stone’s Alex Morris, Dani McClain of The Nation, and Kayla Webley of Marie Claire are all featured in this Planned Parenthood promotional video below highlighting “media excellence.”

1. Irin Carmon – national reporter and Planned Parenthood awardee

Carmon is one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media and was a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News. Yet, this “journalist” was recently highlighted at a Planned Parenthood event and has been awarded by the abortion corporation. To date, she has failed to report the way Planned Parenthood covers for child sexual predators.

2015 Planned Parenthood Maggie Award to media

And she is not alone.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America bestowed Media Excellence Awards to 13 journalists during its 2016 National Conference Gala. Such as…

2. Amy Goodman – executive producer and Planned Parenthood awardee

Goodman, executive producer of Democracy NOW, received the “highest honor” from Planned Parenthood, according to Katie Yoder at NewsBusters.

Goodman, who regularly defends Planned Parenthood, has never spoken out about the organization’s covering of sexual assault crimes.

Amy Goodman Planned Parenthood Award

3. Michelle Goldberg – columnist and Planned Parenthood board member

Michelle Goldberg became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in 2017. Previously, she was a columnist at Slate, and a radio and TV commentator appearing in The New Yorker, Newsweek, The Nation, The New Republic, The Guardian and other publications. She was also a keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood, attended several other Planned Parenthood events, and sat on the board of Southwest & Central Florida Planned Parenthood. No bias here, huh?

Rather than stand with sexual assault victims and expose Planned Parenthood, Goldberg defends them.

Journalist Michele Goldberg speaks to Planned Parenthood

4. Linda Greenhouse – Pulitzer prize winner and Planned Parenthood keynote speaker

Greenhouse is a New York Times journalist who has also keynoted for Planned Parenthood Houston.


Linda Greenhouse keynote for Planned Parenthood

According to a report by the Washington Post, Greenhouse wrote in her book “Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life and the Spaces Between,” that she regularly donates to Planned Parenthood and wasn’t content to just allow Planned Parenthood to deduct a monthly contribution from her bank account:

It was important to me to write a check every month and sign my name. It was the signature of a citizen. The stories that appeared under my byline, on abortion and all other subjects, were the work of a journalist. If anyone ever thought those failed to measure up to professional standards, they never told me or anyone else.

One look at Greenhouse’s writings should tell you all you need to know about whether her pro-abortion ideology informs her journalism.

5. Anna Quindlen – Pulitzer prize winner and Planned Parenthood Federation of America board member

Quindlen is a former columnist at The New York Times who won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism. She recently attended PP’s 100th gala and sits on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Board. Need I say more?

Journalist Anna Quindlen Board of Planned Parenthood

6. Sheryl WuDunn – writer, lecturer, and Planned Parenthood keynote speaker

WuDunn writes for the New York Times and lectures on political and social topics. She is married to husband Nicholas Kristof, who also writes for the New York Times.

She has been a keynote speaker for many Planned Parenthood events.

Sheryl Wudunn keynote for Planned Parenthood

In 2014, WuDunn helped Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic raise $275,000.

7. Roshini Rajkumar – radio host and Planned Parenthood fundraiser model

Rajkumar hosts CBS’ News and Views, heard on WCCO Radio in Minnesota and once modeled in a fundraiser called “Ready or Hot: Fashion Meets Passion,” for Planned Parenthood.

Media attend Planned Parenthood fashion show

8. Winston Ross – reporter and Planned Parenthood “naughty” fundraiser participant

Ross is a journalist for the Register-Guard, Newsweek, THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW and The Daily Beast and Serena Markstrom, reporter for The Register Guard both took part in a Planned Parenthood fundraiser called “Naughty Listed: Stories of Holiday Misbehavior.”

Media personalities take part in Planned Parenthood fundraiser

To date, Ross and Markstrom have yet to call out Planned Parenthood’s real naughty deeds.

9. Dee Dee Myers – political analyst, editor, and Planned Parenthood keynote speaker

Myers was the keynote speaker at a Florida Planned Parenthood event. According to HuffPo, Myers is a political analyst, commentator and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and lecturer on politics. After leaving her position as White House Press Secretary under President Clinton, Myers took a spot on CNBC political talk show, “Equal Time.” She brags that her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Time Magazine, O, the Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, Politico and the Los Angeles Times.

Interestingly, none of that “work” includes any real serious investigations into Planned Parenthood.

Journalist Dee Dee Myers and Planned Parenthood

10. Cynthia Tucker – Pulitzer prize winner, editor, and Planned Parenthood awardee

Tucker describes herself as a “veteran newspaper journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner and a highly-regarded commentator on TV and radio news shows.” Tucker was also editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper for 17 years and is a Planned Parenthood Maggie Award recipient. In 2014, Tucker, along with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Glamour Magazine, was “honored” by Planned Parenthood.

And none of them have spoken out about any of Planned Parenthood’s scandals other than to defend them.

Cynthia Tucker Rachel Maddow Planned Parenthood


11. Kate Sheppard – editor and Planned Parenthood awardee

Sheppard is currently an editor at the Huffington Post and previously reported for Mother Jones, Grist, and the American Prospect. She accepted a Planned Parenthood award and has never reported on Planned Parenthood’s coverup of child sexual abuse.

Planned Parenthood Maggie Award Kate Sheppard with HuffPO


And multiple others, including…

… MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, who called Planned Parenthood part of “my spirit and my soul.” She was given a Maggie Award.

Planned Parenthood Maggie Award MSNBC Melisa Harris-Perry

… Lawrence O’Donnell, who is host of The Last Word on MSNBC, and is also a Planned Parenthood keynote speaker:

Lawrence O’Donnell MSNBC pp-choice-affair-2015

… Katha Pollitt, who is a contributor to The Nation, and also a Maggie Award recipient:

Planned Parenthood Maggie Award The Nation

… Essence editor Lauren N. Williams, who is a Maggie Award recipient:

Essence editor Lauren N. Williams Planned Parenthood Maggie Award

… Essence journalist Jeannine Amber, who is a Planned Parenthood awardee:

Jeannine Amber Planned Parenthood Maggie Award

… ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who is a recipient of the Maggie Award:

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent awarded by Planned Parenthood

 Dahlia Lithwick, who is senior editor at Slate and contributing editor at Newsweek, is also keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood:

Dahlia Lithwick Planned Parenthood

 John Young, who is with the Waco Tribune Herald and is a recipient of the Maggie Award:

John Young Waco Tribune Herald Planned Parenthood Media Award

 Jordan Smith, who is with the Austin Chronicle and is a recipient of the Maggie Award:

Jordan Smith Austin Chronicle Planned Parenthood Media Award

The list goes on and on.

Media elites are more eager to prop up Planned Parenthood than courageously take the side of young sexual abuse victims to expose Planned Parenthood. We can only hope that one day, light will shine on Planned Parenthood and the media complicity machine that protects them.

This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News

Planned Parenthood ignored another victim’s sexual abuse and multiple abortions

Posted in child abuse, child predator, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape, Tarana Burke with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2018 by saynsumthn

A November 2017 Court of Appeals document from the state of Washington indicates that a sexual predator raped his daughter over a period of seven years, taking her to Planned Parenthood for multiple abortions to cover his crimes. Planned Parenthood failed to report the incidents, as it has failed to report child sexual abuse in violation of both state and federal law many times in the past.

Live Action News has documented numerous criminal cases (read here and here), showing that Planned Parenthood is covering for these sexual predators. Yet the news media, politicians, and Hollywood stars continue to rally around this abortion corporation, while young sexual assault victims are left unprotected and continue to be abused for years.

In the November 2017 case, court records show that George Edward Savanah, who was convicted of two counts of third degree rape of a child and two counts of first degree incest, sexually abused his daughter, impregnating her three times. He then took her to Planned Parenthood for abortions.

The victim, referred to as “R” in the court documents, testified that her father raped her for the first time when she was just 14 years old.

Savannah rapes daughter three abortions at Planned Parenthood

Father impregnates daughter three times and takes her to Planned Parenthood

A brief filed in the case reveals:

  • Savanah raped his daughter for the first time on Christmas Eve of 2007, when R was 14 years old.
  • Savanah had sex with R several times a week for the next seven years.
  • When she cried, he told her to “shut up and take it like a woman.”
  • The last time Savanah had sex with R was about a week before Easter in 2014.

The young rape victim told authorities that Savanah impregnated her a total of three times at the ages of 14, 16 and 17, and each time he took her to Planned Parenthood for abortions to cover the crime. Any pregnant 14-year-old brought in for an abortion should automatically trigger suspicion from a medical provider, including mandatory reporters like Planned Parenthood. But Planned Parenthood, as has been shown time and again, sees no red flags with such victims. After all, Planned Parenthood sees no problemwith a majority of teen girls being sexually active.

As is fairly typical, there was no indication made in the document that Planned Parenthood contacted authorities to report the crime. Instead, as seems to be Planned Parenthood’s pattern, they returned the young rape victim into the hands of her abuser, and Savanah continued to sexually molest the young child for the next seven years.

Abortion #1 (2007)

  • R became pregnant for the first time when she was 14.
  • Savanah, who tracked R’s menstrual periods, was the first to know.
  • He obtained a home pregnancy test for her, and when it was positive, took R to Planned Parenthood for her first abortion.

    Sexual Abuser used abortion planned parenthood

Abortion #2 (2008)
  • Savanah impregnated R for the second time the following summer, and again took her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion.
Abortion #3 (2012)
  • R became pregnant for a third time in October 2012, just before her 18th birthday.
  • This time, Savanah took R to a different Planned Parenthood because he did not want anyone to notice.

Records from Planned Parenthood used in court confirmed that Savanah took “R” to the Planned Parenthood facilities for the abortion procedures. The court record indicates that no one else knew about R’s pregnancies [except two different Planned Parenthood facilities] and that R had never had sex with anyone but Savanah.

The document also states that the sexual assaults only became public once the victim, not Planned Parenthood, spoke to her aunt about the abuse, nearly seven years after the victim was taken for her first abortion at Planned Parenthood. The fact is, had these rapes been reported by Planned Parenthood to authorities in 2007, when the victim was first taken to them, it could have prevented “R” from continued rapes and the trauma of additional abortions.

At sentencing for Savanah’s horrific crimes, the trial court imposed concurrent high-end standard-range sentences totaling 102 months of incarceration and 18 months of community custody. But for Planned Parenthood’s silence, they continue to receive millions of government dollars each year, while this victim is scarred for life.

Sadly she is not the only one betrayed by this taxpayer-funded organization.

In a 2014, a report from the Annals of Health Law, “Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking,” highlighted how victims of sex trafficking have stepped forward to testify about how they were forced to abort their babies, and also stated that they received other medical services from providers who knew they were being controlled by pimps. One victim said that the reason she was taken to Planned Parenthood was because “Planned Parenthood didn’t ask any questions.”

Planned Parenthood has been repeatedly silent in the face of sexual abuse, and yet, the media says nothing.

Case in point: In 2008, Live Action released its child sexual abuse investigation into Planned Parenthood, which found that eight Planned Parenthood facilities in six different states were willing to cover up sexual abuse, including disregarding mandatory reporting laws of suspected statutory rape. Facilities even provided instructions to the undercover investigators on how to circumvent parental consent laws.

Yet, this abortion corporation, which flaunts the law, continued to receive half a billion dollars every year from the taxpayer, while politicians and media alike approved.

In 2011, Live Action’s first investigation was followed by another, which set out to see how Planned Parenthood would respond to sex traffickers seeking services, including abortions, for their underage sex slaves.

In this investigation, Live Action sent a male and female undercover investigator into Planned Parenthood facilities in New Jersey, Virginia, New York, and D.C., posing as pimps seeking health services, including abortions, for underaged girls. Live Action claimed the videos proved Planned Parenthood was in violation of the law, which states that sex trafficking of minors is a crime and anyone who aids or abets a sex trafficker could also be punished with a crime.

And again, the millions in taxpayer dollars kept flowing to Planned Parenthood, despite the fact that government dollars can be removed when providers of Title X Family Planning funds fail to report child abuse.

Planned Parenthood’s response was to simply deny the accusation while claiming they would retain staffers. And they were able to get away with it, because instead of joining with Live Action and demanding an investigation, the media became part of Planned Parenthood’s PR machine, attempting to alleviate all concerns.

Even when, in 2016, Live Action produced FOIA documents disproving Planned Parenthood’s claim that it had contacted authorities to report the pimp, the media turned a blind eye.

Live Action FOIA Letters Planned Parenthood sex trafficking

Live Action then produced more evidence in the form of a video interview with former Planned Parenthood employee Ramona Trevino, who stated that Planned Parenthood lied when they said they would retrain staffers. Instead, they trained their staffers to spot undercover investigators like Lila Rose:

Planned Parenthood has access to our children through sex education programs in many schools. How can they continue to be trusted when they appear to care so little about children being sexually abused by rapists?

Why has Planned Parenthood been granted a pass from criticism and blame?

Live Action News will continue to expose how the media purposely lends a hand to the child sexual predators and abusers by covering for Planned Parenthood. Maybe one day, the complicity machine will end and Planned Parenthood’s silence breakers will be given a voice.

This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News