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Why is Planned Parenthood ignoring these red flags of sexual abuse?

Posted in Abortion and Sex Trafficking, Abortion and Sexual Assault, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape, Planned Parenthood sex ed, Planned Parenthood Teens, Rape and Abortion, Red Flags of Sexual ABuse, Teen Pregnancy, Title X with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2018 by saynsumthn

Girl, sad, Planned Parenthood

Live Action has just released stunning evidence in its Aiding Abusers docuseries, showing how Planned Parenthood has systematically and repeatedly aided abusers. There is a horrific, growing list of criminal cases against adult sexual predators who preyed on children as young as 12 years of age, taking them to Planned Parenthood for abortions to cover their crimes. Undercover investigations and testimony from former Planned Parenthood staffers proves that the taxpayer-funded organization is fast becoming the nation’s largest complicity machine in the cover-up of child sexual abuse.

Adolescents and teen girls are being sexually abused and taken to Planned Parenthood for a variety of reasons, including abortions. And, as Live Action’s investigative report and docuseries, along with Live Action News articles demonstrate, Planned Parenthood continues to turn a blind eye to victims of sexual abuse and rape, often returning them back to the arms of their abusers. Despite the data — which shows that younger sexually active girls are likely involved with partners three to six years older — Planned Parenthood views these girls as sexually promiscuous and in need of its “services” instead of suspecting abuse.

According to data researched by Mike Males, senior researcher at the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, San Francisco, and published in Yes Magazine in 2016:

[T]he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that two-thirds of all marital births and 44 percent of unwed births among mothers age 18 and younger were fathered by adult men 20 years of age and older. Some 10,000 of those cases involved men older than 24. And these are just births; total sexual encounters would be many times higher…

Research published in 2006 on the website of Planned Parenthood’s own former special affiliate, the Guttmacher Institute, states, “… [A]mong sexually experienced teenagers, the youngest are the most likely to report having had an older first sexual partner.”

In 2013, Planned Parenthood claimed in a report that 6.7% of teens between the ages of 15 and 17 “have partners six or more years older than they are.” That means that nearly seven percent of girls who are just 15 years old, could be having sex (willingly or unwillingly) with an adult male who is 21 or older. Census estimates show that there were roughly 6.3 million females between 15 and 17 in the US in 2016. Within that age group, less than half are reported to be sexually active. Knowing this, and if Planned Parenthood’s claim is correct, that would indicate that there are potentially 210,000 15- to 17-year-old girls who may be at risk for statutory rape. Some states set the age of consent at 16 years old, while some set it at 17 or 18.

Planned Parenthood’s own glossary of terms describes statutory rape as “[l]egally, sexual contact between an adult and anyone who is below the age of consent, whether or not the contact is voluntary.”

 

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2016 Census data females ages 15 to 17

But the problem is even more magnified when the victim is not “consenting” or is much younger. Studies show that younger girls are less likely to engage in sex, yet when a sexually active adolescent or teen girl presents at Planned Parenthood, she fails to invoke suspicion of abuse. Why?

According to research published on Guttmacher’s website, “On average, young people in the United States have sex for the first time at about age 17… ” Of those who are sexually active at a young age, additional data shows that young girls with a much older “romantic partner” are more likely to engage in sex.

Yet, Planned Parenthood continues to miss all these red flags.

A study published by the Journal of Women’s Health in 2011 found that “[i]n national surveys, nearly 50% of sexually active adolescent females reported having a sex partner ≥2 years older, and 36% reported a partner ≥3 years older.” Participant demographic from the study “were, on average, 14.6 years old at first vaginal intercourse. Their first vaginal intercourse partners were, on average, 17.5 years old. Sixty percent of the sample had a first sex partner who was ≥2 years older, and 41% of the sample had a first sex partner who was ≥3 years older.”

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Journal of Women’s Health study of older sexual partners of teens

The report goes on to state that “[f]or adolescent females, having sex with an older male partner correlates with a variety of negative health outcomes… adolescent females who had a sex partner who was ≥6 years older had a pregnancy rate almost four times that of adolescent females with a similar-aged sex partner.”

report from 2014 found that “[n]early 36 percent of girls who first got pregnant before age 15 had sex for the first time with a partner at least six years older, compared to 17 percent of girls who got pregnant between 15 and 19.”

In Planned Parenthood’s previously mentioned 2013 report, the abortion corporation states:

  • Forty-six percent of teenage girls and 22 percent of teenage boys who engage in their first sexual experience before the age of 15 have been involved in a pregnancy.

2002 review of 1,975 female participants from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health found that substantial age gaps play a large role in whether a young girl will engage in sex:

Adolescent females involved with an older partner have higher odds of having intercourse with that partner than females with partners their own age, after adjustment for demographic covariates. The magnitude of this association is most dramatic among the youngest females—for example, the odds of intercourse among 13-year-old females with a partner six years older are more than six times the odds among 13-year-old females with a same-age partner (odds ratio, 6.4), while 17-year-old females with partners six years older have about twice the odds of intercourse when compared with those who have a same-age partner (2.1).

The report also noted that “[f]emales aged 13 or younger with a partner at least four years their senior were more likely to have had sex than were those with a partner of the same age or younger (41% vs. 9%)… It thus seems that while sexual intercourse is less common for females who are 13 or younger at the onset of their relationships, substantial age gaps between partners may play a larger role in the progression to intercourse in this age-group than in others.”

In other words, if a child at this young age is showing signs of sexual activity, it is likely they are engaging in a sexual relationship with an older partner. Therefore, when a young girl at the age of 12, 13, or 14 shows up at Planned Parenthood pregnant or in need of birth control or seeking an abortion, it should automatically trigger a suspicion of abuse. Yet, this red flag is being deliberately overlooked by Planned Parenthood.

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Report: Age difference between adolescent females and their romantic partners

Demographic information of participants in the report, shown in Table 2, indicate that of participants who were younger than 13:

  • 23.3% had a sexual partner that was one to three years older.
  • 40.8% had a sexual relationship [most likely with men] who were four years or more older.

In addition, out of participants who were between the ages of 14 and 15:

  • 42.9% engaged in sex with partners that were one to three years older.
  • 67.4% had sex with men who were four years older or more.

2008 study found that young females who admitted to authors that they had an older sexual partner were more likely to also claim that the sexual encounter was non-consensual. The report, entitled, “Older Sexual Partners During Adolescence,” found that “[y]oung females with older sexual partners are less likely than other sexually experienced teenage women to report that the relationship is ‘steady,’ and are more likely to report that their first sexual intercourse was nonvoluntary or unwanted.”

In addition, a 2015 review of available data, published by the non-profit group Child Trends, found that younger teens are more likely to report first sexual experiences as “statutory rape”:

Among those whose first sexual experience was before age 16, the youngest sexually experienced teens were most likely to report their sexual experience as “statutory rape.” Overall, in 2011-13, 17 percent of males and 33 percent of females who had sexual intercourse before age 16 reported that their first time was with someone who was at least three years older than them. Males who were 15 at first sex were less likely than males ages 14 or 13 or younger at first sex to have reported this experience as “statutory rape” (7 percent, compared with 22, and 24 percent, respectively). Females who were 15 at first sex were also less likely to have experienced “statutory rape” than females ages 14 or 13 or younger at first sex (21 percent, compared with 45, and 48 percent, respectively).

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Report by Child Trends shows younger teens are victims of statutory rape

In the table from the report shown below, 47.8% of 13-year-old-, 44.5% of 14-year-old-, and 20.8% of 15-year-old female adolescents from the data Child Trends reviewed had a first sexual relationship with someone three years or older. The report does not indicate whether the partners were adults, necessarily, but it does show a pattern that is troubling and should cause concern when sexually active teens present to a medical facility or clinic.

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Child Trends shows younger teens are often victims of statutory rape

A report published in June 2017 by Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, which looked at partner age gaps among females and males who first had intercourse before age 18, found that out of those who first had sex before age 15:

  • 19% had a partner who was 5+ years older than them and
  • 30% had a partner who was 3-4 years older.

What this reveals is that very early sexual experiences are more likely to happen with an older partner.

This information was found in Table 2, from the report entitled, “Associations of Partner Age Gap at Sexual Debut with Teenage Parenthood and Lifetime Number of Partners. The table of data also revealed that even though the percentages of older partners was reported as lower among females in the study who first had sex at ages 15-17, they are still alarming and demonstrate that the possibility of substantial incidents of statutory rape may be occurring:

  • 11% had a partner who was 5+ years older than them and
  • 13% had a partner who was 3-4 years older.
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2017 report shows early sexual experiences of girls are most common with older partners

As Live Action’s “Aiding Abusers” series has documented, when a young girl is taken to Planned Parenthood, the abortion corporation’s solution is not to view them as potential victims of sexual abuse but to hook them on contraceptives or sell them abortions, which fuel Planned Parenthood’s bottom line. This negligent attitude traps these victims of sexual abuse and grants aid to the abusers, by giving them a way to avoid getting caught.

Live Action founder and president Lila Rose stated in a press release:

Despite Planned Parenthood’s public rhetoric as well as laws requiring it to report suspected abuse, its failure to report has been deliberate and widespread. Time and again, rather than reporting abuse to authorities, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly looked the other way and performed abortions on victims as young as 12 years old. These girls deserved advocacy but instead Planned Parenthood staff ignored their abuse and returned them to the waiting arms of their abusers.

Because of flagrant violations like these, the proposed Title X rule tightening on reporting abuse is absolutely necessary. Planned Parenthood has proven that its priority is selling abortions, not caring for the most vulnerable of girls. Planned Parenthood’s culture of cover-up must end, the cycle of abuse of innocent children must end, and Planned Parenthood’s half a billion dollars in annual federal funding must end. Taxpayers cannot be forced to subsidize these abuses of children.

In the #MeToo and #TimesUp era of intolerance against sexual abusers and those who are complicit in aiding the abuse, it is past time to open up investigations in every state to see just how prevalent the failure to report sexual abuse is within the largest taxpayer-funded abortion chain in the United States. Anything short of a full-on investigation and removal of tax funds through federal programs like Title X and Medicaid would be to diminish the agonizing suffering endured by victims of sexual abuse routinely ignored by Planned Parenthood, often in violation of state and federal law.

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

Obama’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative giving millions to abortion giant Planned Parenthood

Posted in Guttmacher, OAH, Planned Parenthood and teens, Teen Pregnancy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2014 by saynsumthn

When President Obama said that he did not want his daughters punished with a pregnancy- he wasn’t kidding.

Perhaps that was the motivation behind his creation of the The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) a government agency and division of the Health and Human Services Department.

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According to Siecus, the OAH is part of President Obama’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI), first funded in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 at $110 million, in public and private grants. The Initiative funds programs that “reduce teen pregnancy”.

TPPI is administered by the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), in cooperation with the Administration for Children and Families and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In 2012, OAH or TPPI was funded at $105 million.

OAH Initiatives

Planned Parenthood’s research arm, the Guttmacher Institute describes OAH this way, “The program emerged during final negotiations over the health care reform legislation enacted in March 2010. As partisans argued over provisions to prohibit insurance coverage of abortion when government funds are involved,Sen.BobCasey(D-PA)and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pressed for the fund’s inclusion as part of the final legislation, characterizing it as a way to make it easier for vulnerable women to decide to carry their pregnancies to term.”

Guttmacher’s continues, they write, “Melinda Delahoyde, president of Care Net, a network of crisis pregnancy centers, in an article published by the Christian News Service. “Our hope is that the White House will be true to its word and use this money to reduce abortion by giving it to those organizations that truly help women choose life.”The Family Research Council’s criticism of the program was more direct: “How can [President Obama] find common ground on abortion if the Fund never mentions it?” Other activists, particularly in the antiabortion blogosphere, opposed the creation of the fund as a “social spending” program. Financial rewards, they say, incentivize the nation’s teens to have children.”

On the OAH website they claim to, “support and evaluate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs and implement the Pregnancy Assistance Fund.”

In addition the OAH coordinates HHS efforts related to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention; and communicates adolescent health information to health professionals and groups, those who serve youth, parents, grantees, and the general public. OAH is the convener and catalyst for the development of a national adolescent health agenda.

What is interesting are the goals that the Center for Disease Protection (CDC) lays out for OAH:

According to the CDC, “The purpose of this program is to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative, multicomponent, communitywide initiatives in reducing rates of teen pregnancy and births in communities with the highest rates, with a focus on reaching African American and Latino/Hispanic youth aged 15–19.

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To achieve these goals for FY 2011–2015, nine state- and community-based organizations, including two Title X agencies, and five national organizations were funded through the cooperative agreement, Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies Through Communitywide Initiatives. These awards were made through two competitive funding opportunity announcements (FOA): one through a joint FOA from OAH and CDC, and one from a joint Office of Population Affairs and CDC FOA.

OAH seeks grantees to work in areas of high teenaged pregnancy and recently solicited applications to give away $890,000 in grant monies.
OAH Grantees

In addition, grantees of the OAH include….abortion giant Planned Parenthood, something the national office bragged about in 2010.

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In 2010 – Planned Parenthood claims the following affiliates received funding from HHS:

The Planned Parenthood affiliates who have been awarded teen pregnancy prevention grants are:

Planned Parenthood of New York City
Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, partners with:
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette
Planned Parenthood of Montana
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon
Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, subcontractor with Youth and Family Alliance dba Lifeworks
Planned Parenthood of Hawaii, subcontractor with Hawaii Youth Services Network and subcontractor with University of Hawaii
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, subcontractor with University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, subcontractor with The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy
Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, subcontractor with the University of Texas Health Science Center
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, subcontractor with the City of Hartford
Planned Parenthood of Illinois, subcontractor with Chicago Public Schools, District #299

OAH Grantees by state

Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, Inc received $477,790 annually to implement Sisters Informing, Healing, Living and Empowering (SiHLE) and Safer Sex Intervention targeting teens 14-19 years old,
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That $477,790 annually amounts to $2,388,950 in grant funding for its “Teens Rise!” project.

Planned Parenthood of NYC (PPNYC) receives Annual Funding of $611,823
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Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region
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Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest in partnership with five Planned Parenthood affiliates collaborate to administer the Teen Outreach Program (TOP)® program in 73 sites across five states receives annual funding of $4,000,000, targeting children in grades 7-12 (ages 12-17 years old).

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Despite the above claim that PPGNW received $4,000,000 by the OAH, PPGNW claims it originally received $20 MILLION from the government organization in 2010 when the office was created.

PPGNW 20 Million

kappeler-leadershipEvelyn M. Kappeler is the Director of the HHS Office of Adolescent Health, a position she has held since July 29, 2012. Ms. Kappeler was first appointed in 2010 by the Assistant Secretary for Health to build and to lead, in an acting capacity, the newly funded Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). Kappeler previously served as the Acting Director of the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) where she managed the office and oversaw an expansion of the Title X National Family Planning Program.

In 2004, Kappeler contributed to a Guttmacher fund (read here)

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Nicole Bennett Nicole “Cole” Bennett is Fellow at the Office of Adolescent Health at US Department of Health and Human Services , just so happens that she was a Program Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles from September 2007 – August 2010, according to her LinkedIn page.

A 2009 post on “Cole’s” Tumblr page shows a letter by Cecile Richards after the death of late term abortionist George Tiller:

Cole Blog

Although, it seems obvious that this initiative to assist women in pregnancy or prevent teenaged pregnancies is aligning with abortion promoters, we will surely discover more connections as this new government agency continues.

So, I will end with this tid-bit: A 2011 OAH Training Initiative included former Planned Parenthood and Siecus members. Hmmmm.

Tax funded app from State sends teens to abortion clinics

Posted in Sex Ed, Teen Pregnancy with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

PARENTS BE WARNED:

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Teens in the abortion capital of America now have a city-sponsored smart phone sex app to help them find abortion facilities, Plan B, birth control, LBTQ services, STD testing, and more. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is promoting the new app – available in Apple and Google online stores – on its NYC Teen website. When opening it for the first time, a message tells minors: “Teens in NYC…have the right to sexual health services without permission from parents, girlfriends/boyfriends, or anyone else.” The app then helps minors find the most convenient place to procure sex supplies and services. “Where To Go” uses a teen’s phone’s GPS function to determine her location and provide her with the nearest facility that provides the services – including abortion and methods of birth control – she seeks. Read more at LifeSiteNews.com

NY Teens PDF

Of course, “Where To Go” will send the kids to Planned Parenthood among other abortion clinics.

Chicago Billboards show pregnant teen boys – tax funded site lead teens to Planned Parenthood

Posted in Planned Parenthood and teens, Sex Ed, Teen Pregnancy with tags , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2013 by saynsumthn

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) –

Chicago Teen Pregnancy Billboards 2013

A new billboard aimed at preventing teen pregnancies is causing a bit of controversy.

The Chicago Department of Public Health is using billboards showing pregnant teen boys in their 2013 campaign to prevent teenage pregnancies.

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According to a public health department spokesperson, they want to impress upon the young public that teen pregnancy is not just the girl’s responsibility.

The ad campaign is being rolled out this week in the city and suburbs, on transit buses, trains and billboards. They are placed close to local high schools where the teen pregnancy rate has recently increased.

Good Day Chicago took to the streets to see if these spreads, intended to spark conversation, will get the message across. The reaction was mostly positive on Michigan Avenue Wednesday morning.

As expected Be You Be Happy website leads teens right to Planned Parenthood:

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