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Planned Parenthood promised to train workers to help sexual abuse victims. They lied.

Posted in Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Lila Rose, Live Action, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2018 by saynsumthn

Image: Sex Abuse coverup at Planned Parenthood report Aiding Abusers

Next in Live Action’s multi-part docuseries showing irrefutable evidence of a decades-long sexual abuse cover-up at Planned Parenthood is an interview that will reveal how the taxpayer-funded organization lied when they told the American people and the media that they were “retraining” staffers. The interview originally aired last year; however, in this current climate of the TimesUp and MeToo movements as well as a growing intolerance for enablers of abuse, it is imperative that the American people know the kind of organization they are being forced to fund through Title X, Medicaid and other state and federal tax dollars.

“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,” Live Action president and founder Lila Rose stated in her group’s initial press release.

READ: Former Planned Parenthood manager exposes abortion industry’s treatment of women

“Time and again, rather than reporting abuse to authorities, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly looked the other way and committed 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.” (See the video on the recorded cases in which Planned Parenthood covered up sexual abuse here.)

“Live Action is releasing this report as the TimesUp movement is exposing both sexual abusers and those who help them cover up their crimes — the people who knew about the abuse but stayed silent,” Rose added.

The Aiding Abusers report, according to Rose, “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.”

The next video release of the docuseries reveals how Planned Parenthood lied after being caught on film in an undercover Live Action investigation, displaying a willingness to turn a blind eye to child sex trafficking.

Image: CNN Planned Parenthood to retrain

CNN Planned Parenthood to retrain after covering sexual abuse

As Live Action News has previously reported, in 2011, Live Action investigators exposed eight Planned Parenthood staffers at seven different Planned Parenthood facilities willing to aid and abet child sex traffickers by suggesting how to get abortions and birth control for their 14- and 15-year-old victims. After Live Action released the undercover footage exposing Planned Parenthood, the abortion chain informed the media that it would retrain thousands of staff members across the country to properly report suspected sexual abuse of minors to authorities.

Proof of those “claims” can be seen in this Live Action News report.

Image: Planned Parenthood lied about retraining staffers on sexual abuse

Planned Parenthood lied about retraining staffers on sexual abuse

Ramona Treviño, who was employed as a Planned Parenthood manager in Sherman, Texas, when these so-called retraining sessions were to have occurred, revealed that these “retraining sessions” actually instructed staff how to identify undercover journalists and whether they were being recorded instead of helping employees identify and report potential abuse.

“Planned Parenthood Federation of America went out publicly saying that they would retrain all of their staff on how they reported abuse,” Treviño states in the video interview below:

The alleged retraining was pitched to the media as a way to ensure that Planned Parenthood staffers knew how to identify victims of child sexual abuse or sex trafficking. And, of course, as Live Action News had previously documented, the media accepted Planned Parenthood’s words with zero follow-up.

Treviño, who attended the “retraining,” describes it instead as a training on how to detect if employees were being recorded.

“And, when we were called into this meeting, I – um – went in really believing that Planned Parenthood could redeem themselves. They are going to prove that they really do care about women and  this is something that really concerns them,” Treviño tells Rose in the video.

Image: Ramona Trevino said Planned Parenthood lied about retraining staff to identify sexual abuse

Ramona Trevino said Planned Parenthood lied about retraining staff to identify sexual abuse

The former Planned Parenthood manager continued:

I walk into the room and it’s dark – we sign in – and there’s a projector screen pulled down. And, they begin to play all of the previous undercover investigations that had been put out about Planned Parenthood. And I became very perplexed. I thought, you know, what’s going on here? Are we showing these things because they’re trying to show us, you know, what not to do? You know, the things that are wrong- that we don’t do these things?

… I raised my hand and I said, “I’m confused. Like, 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 abuse, sexual abuse in any way?” Because, that’s a difficult subject to talk about, if you ever have a patient come in who expresses that. And so, I really wanted to know how we dealt with that.

Image: Planned Parenthood staffers aid sex traffickers (Image Credit: Live Action)

Planned Parenthood staffers aid sex traffickers (Image Credit: Live Action)

However, despite Treviño’s continued questions, the former Planned Parenthood worker claims she was simply shot down.

… She 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.”

At that moment, my heart just sunk. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I couldn’t believe that we were actually, um, there to train on how to identify if we’re being recorded. Again, it goes back to…do we have something to hide? Why, why is this an issue for us?

“That experience for me left me so disgusted that I couldn’t see how Planned Parenthood could ever redeem themselves after that,” Treviño adds.

This first hand account of that alleged “retraining” has been virtually dismissed by members of the mainstream media, which is regularly rewarded by Planned Parenthood for its silent complicity. Live Action’s Aiding Abusers docuseries and investigative report come on the heels of new proposed rules from The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which would require recipients of federal Title X dollars to report sexual abuse.

Image: Planned Parenthood rewards journalists that ignore fact that PP covers sexual abuse

Planned Parenthood rewards journalists that ignore fact that PP covers sexual abuse

In addition to one former Planned Parenthood worker testifying to systemic sexual abuse cover-ups at Planned Parenthood, Live Action previously released video testimony from other former workers, corroborating Live Action’s claims.

“Because of flagrant violations like these, the proposed Title X rule tightening on reporting abuse is absolutely necessary,” Lila Rose stated in the aforementioned press release.

She then called for Planned Parenthood to be investigated and defunded immediately:

“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.”

Rose has also called for the TimesUp movement to join Live Action in exposing Planned Parenthood for decades of enabling sexual abusers.

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

Planned Parenthood has been covering up child sexual abuse for a decade

Posted in Lila Rose, Live Action, Planned Parenthood Complicit Machine covering sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , on June 24, 2018 by saynsumthn

The latest release in Live Action’s seven part docuseries, Aiding Abusers, demonstrates that, as far back as ten years ago, Planned Parenthood was covering-up child sexual abuse. This systemic child sexual abuse cover-up at Planned Parenthood, an organization receiving millions in tax dollars through federal Title X family planning programs, often results in sexual abuse victims being returned to their abusers for additional days, weeks, and even years of abuse. At a time when just about every industry has been held to task for their years of silence and complicity in covering up the sexual abuse of countless victims, it is past time for an honest look at Planned Parenthood.

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 Statutory Rape Investigation video of the Aiding Abusers docuseries, Rose asks:

“How is it that sexual abuse of multiple victims can continue within an institution for years, sometimes decades?

“We get some answers from the case of Larry Nassar the US Gymnastics coach who was accused of molesting at least two hundred and fifty young girls, dating as far back as 1992. People heard about the abuse, they knew about the abuse, but they did nothing.”

Image: Just like Larry Nasser Lila Rose says nothing being done about Sex Abuse cover up at Planned Parenthood

‘Just like Larry Nassar’: Lila Rose says nothing being done about Sex Abuse cover up at Planned Parenthood

Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, one of Nassar’s sexual abuse victims, told the court, “Larry Nassar did not arise in isolation. Rather, we saw the worst sexual assault scandal in history unfold because a predator was left in power for decades, despite warning signs, despite red flags, direct reports of assaults.”

Image: Rachael Denhollander Larry Nasser Aiding Abusers video from Live Action

Rachael Denhollander Larry Nasser Aiding Abusers video from Live Action

 

 

Similar red flags, warning signs and reports exist where Planned Parenthood is concerned, and tragically, the organization’s complicity has also enabled sexual predators to remain in power and continue to use its services to cover predators’ crimes.

In 2008, Live Action investigators found out first hand how Planned Parenthood views victims of sexual abuse. Time and again, Live Action’s investigators, posing as 13- to 15-year-old girls with boyfriends as old as 31, were instead told how to protect their abusers. Just as in the Nassar case, the predator remained in control.

In this edition of the Aiding Abusers docuseries, Live Action will demonstrate how Planned Parenthood was covering-up child sexual abuse ten years ago, just as they are today.

“Our investigation found eight Planned Parenthood facilities in six different states that were willing to cover-up sexual abuse including, disregarding mandatory reporting laws of suspected statutory rape,” Lila Rose states.

The following is a compilation reel of that investigation:

At the Planned Parenthood in Bloomington, Indiana, the counselor tells Live Action’s investigator that she does not want to know how old the “boyfriend” is because “…[I]n the state of Indiana, anyone 13 years and younger… there has to be a report done to CPS….” Apparently, the 31-year-old abuser was more important to Planned Parenthood than the teen victim.

Image: Planned Parenthood Bloomington In doesn't want to know how old sexual abuser is

Planned Parenthood Bloomington, Indiana doesn’t want to know how old sexual abuser is

The Indianapolis, Indiana, Planned Parenthood was no different. In fact, not only did the Planned Parenthood counselor refuse to protect the young “victim,” but told the investigator, posing as a 13-year-old girl, that “surrounding states” do not have parental consent, hinting that the child would be easily able to access an abortion somewhere else.

In Tucson, Arizona, the Planned Parenthood counselor was also more willing to protect the abuser, an adult male manipulating a young girl into a sexual relationship. Rather than get more information and file a report, the counselor told the investigator that having sex with an adult was her “choice,” as long as she wasn’t “being forced to have sex,” despite clear laws against statutory rape.

At the Planned Parenthood at 302 North Jackson Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the counselor was told that the adult “boyfriend” knew how old the 14-year-old investigator was when she asked, “Ok, so would he be paying for [the abortion], then?” The only advice the counselor gave Live Action’s investigator was that she “had the right to an abortion.” Despite disregarding mandatory reporting laws on child sexual abuse, this Planned Parenthood facility is currently listed as receiving Title X funds.

Image: Title X funded Planned Parenthood covers child sexual abuse in Milwaukee, WI

Title X-funded Planned Parenthood covers child sexual abuse in Milwaukee, WI

In Phoenix, Arizona, when the Live Action investigator posed as a 15-year-old with an adult boyfriend, Planned Parenthood implied that giving the counselor the man’s age was totally up to the victim, shutting down any chance that this adult pedophile could be caught.

Then, in Memphis, Tennessee, the Planned Parenthood counselor at first stated that she would speak with her manager because the adult boyfriend “is gonna get in trouble” — after all, the Planned Parenthood counselor initially tells the investigator, posing as 14, “he’s your age – doubled.” Then, she has a change of heart and tells Live Action’s investigator, “I’m not going to tell anybody…. Please don’t say that I told you this…. Just say you have a boyfriend 17 years old….”

In Birmingham, Alabama, the Planned Parenthood counselor tells Live Action’s investigator that as long as she “consented” to having sex with her 31-year-old boyfriend at the age of 14, then “there is nothing we can truly do about that.”

Live Action’s Aiding Abusers series contains horrific accounts and testimonials from actual victims taken from criminal and civil court records, health department agencies as well as news reports. Although the information may not be new in most instances, it is eye opening in light of the current #MeToo and #TimesUp movements now rightly demanding that those who are complicit in covering up abuse be exposed. The evidence has mounted, the silence from the media, politicians and Hollywood alike has been deafening. It’s time to stop protecting abusers who use Planned Parenthood to cover their crimes and to start holding this taxpayer-funded organization accountable.

It’s past time for Congress to both investigate Planned Parenthood and to remove Title X dollars and the balance of the half billion federal dollars from Planned Parenthood, once and for all. To do nothing is to also be complicit in this abuse.

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

WATCH: Attorney describes Planned Parenthood’s appalling treatment of abuse victims

Posted in Abortion and Sexual Assault, child abuse, child predator, Live Action, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape, Planned Parenthood lawsuit with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2018 by saynsumthn

Image: Attorney Brian Hurley sued Planned Parenthood for covering child sexual abuse

The latest in a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s complicity in covering child sexual abuse features an attorney who represented actual victims of the abortion corporation’s “don’t ask/don’t tell” policies on reporting sexual abuse. The interview, conducted by Live Action, comes at a time when society has demanded that organizations who are complicit in covering sexual abuse be held to account. This call has been loud in the media, politics, Hollywood, and sports. The one place this has been glossed over and nearly ignored has been with regard to Planned Parenthood’s complicity.

The “Prosecution” video in Live Action’s multi-part series, Aiding Abusers, opens with a statement by Steven Spielberg addressing the sexual abuse scandal in Hollywood that catapulted the #MeToo movement: “The other thing we have to think about is this: Hollywood and celebrity gets a lot of recognition. You can’t just think of this as a Hollywood problem. And we can’t forget the people that can’t afford attorneys. We can’t forget those people that are afraid to come out to say what happened to them because they have nobody to represent them or to stand up for them. I am more concerned about that group than I am about the celebrities that are being exposed and immediately get a huge amount of attention…. [T]hese kind of crimes of sexual assault are happening daily.”

Image: Steven Spielberg in Aiding Abusers video from Live Action

Steven Spielberg (Image: Screen shot from Aiding Abusers video published by Live Action)

What the Hollywood producer said is especially true when it comes to Planned Parenthood’s victims of abuse cover-up. This multi-million dollar tax funded organization has influence in very powerful circles like the media, Hollywood, and political power structures, outed for covering abuse in the past.

No one knows this more than Ohio litigator Brian Hurley, Esq., whose track record of going after those complicit in covering up sexual abuse is stellar. Hurley dared to face off against Planned Parenthood to defend the young victims of abuse covered-up by this powerful organization. He also once brought charges against the Catholic Church for its role in covering up the sexual abuse of young boys, and later brought two civil cases against Planned Parenthood for covering up the rape of teenage girls.

“I’m a devout Catholic, and I believe the Catholic Church had to be taken to task for what it did and didn’t do with respect to the abuse of boys, mostly boys,” Hurley told Live Action News. “And I was proud as being part of a prosecuting attorney’s office that we brought claims – charges – against the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for its conduct. And I think it gave me credibility.”

But Hurley noted nothing would prepare him for what would take place when he agreed to represent two victims of Planned Parenthood’s sexual abuse cover-up. Hurley said that Planned Parenthood, with its half a billion in tax dollars annually, has a litany of attorneys in its arsenal, which it uses against anyone who dares to challenge the organization in court, even when the case is filed to get justice for victims of rape or sexual assault.

“I will tell you I grossly underestimated what I was getting involved in. I’d been involved in very complex litigation for many years as lead counsel and I thought that would prepare me for litigating against Planned Parenthood. And I was wrong,” Hurley said, adding:

Planned Parenthood, when it is sued, hires the best lawyers in the United States. Planned Parenthood will fund the defense of litigation in a matter that, from what I could tell in our cases, it was limitless…. In both of our cases, Planned Parenthood’s lawyers fought every single issue, every aspect of discovery. Every aspect of the case was litigated. Much more so, in fact, than I had seen in any of the other cases I had been involved in my 35 years. Which, I think, from my perspective — and this is argued throughout our pleadings — was an attempt to make it prohibitively expensive for us to continue.

The majority of the plaintiffs in these cases are very poor people, are people from backgrounds where they don’t have much money. And it’s hard to find lawyers who are willing to spend six years litigating against an organization that is going to require you to devote thousands of hours to litigate those claims. And I think that is something that Planned Parenthood and its lawyers are very good at.

The first case involved a 14-year-old girl who went to Planned Parenthood for an abortion after being impregnated by her 21-year-old soccer coach. According to Hurley’s interview with Live Action News, when the adult predator, John Haller, found out that his minor victim, Chelsea, was pregnant, he understood that “he was going to be in serious trouble if that… was ever disclosed.” So, Haller convinced the teen, in Hurley’s words, to “have an abortion, and told her that that was the only way they could stay together, that he loved her and if she had the abortion they would stay together — and, she thought, would get married.”

But rather than investigate or report suspicion of abuse, Planned Parenthood asked few questions and simply took the word of Haller over the phone that he was the victim’s parent, after Haller instructed the girl to give his number to Planned Parenthood. Then, according to court documents, after the abortion, the abuser resumed having sex with the teen. As a result of a subsequent report made by a teacher, Haller was later found guilty of seven counts of sexual battery.

Image: lawsuit Planned Parenthood failed to report child sexual abuse

Planned Parenthood failed to report child sexual abuse lawsuit Ohio

Hurley told Live Action News that the victim’s parents sued Planned Parenthood on several claims, that included a failure to report suspected abuse and a failure to obtain the consent of her parents before the abortion or even notify them. Planned Parenthood settled the case out of court.

The second case involved another teen who had been sexually abused by her father since she was 13. When she became pregnant at age 16, the abuser forced her to have an abortion at Planned Parenthood.

Image: Denise told Planned Parenthood she was raped and they did NOTHING (Image credit: Live Action Twitter page)

Denise told Planned Parenthood she was raped and they did NOTHING (Image credit: Live Action Twitter page)

The victim, Denise Fairbanks, told Planned Parenthood’s staff that her father was raping her, but instead of reporting the abuse to authorities, Planned Parenthood sent Denise home with the abuser where he continued to assault her for another year and a half. The abuser was stopped only after Denise spoke to her coach — and the coach, not Planned Parenthood, went to law enforcement.

Image: Sexual abuse victim Denise Fairbanks sues Planned Parenthood

Sexual abuse victim Denise Fairbanks sues Planned Parenthood

According to Hurley, who also represented Denise in her lawsuit, when the victim was taken to Planned Parenthood…

The Planned Parenthood employee said to her something to the effect, “If you’re going to sleep around you need to get on birth control.”

And Denise was stunned, and she took that as really an insult, that she was being called a whore. And, so, what Denise… said in response was, “This was not supposed to happen, I was forced to do things I didn’t want to do.”

Image: Brian Hurley talks about Planned Parenthood sexual abuse cover up

Brian Hurley talks about Planned Parenthood sexual abuse cover up

Of Planned Parenthood’s failure to report the sexual abuse being inflicted on this young victim, Hurley told Live Action, “It was clear to me that they had a duty to report suspected abuse. I think known abuse, but, at least suspected abuse. They didn’t. And her father continued to rape her for another year.”

Hurley told Live Action News, “Had they reported Denise’s abuse immediately, the abuse would have stopped…. Unfortunately, it was a year later.”

Hurley also told Live Action News he believes the media has given Planned Parenthood a pass and that, as a result, more sexual abuse will be covered up:

While they’re correct in terms of the way they have handled and exposed or or attempted to expose, the abuse that took place in the Catholic Church up in Michigan State, and now even in the #MeToo movement, I think that’s great. What I find to be hypocritical is the media’s refusal to do a serious investigation of what occurs at Planned Parenthood.

There’s been enough information provided to the press, with Lila Rose for example, when she did her exposés, both with respect to the attempts in those situations, based upon the video I saw, of people at Planned Parenthood coaching girls not to say certain things so they wouldn’t have to report abuse. Also, to the videos that talked about the sex trafficking and the prostitution. Clearly, the mainstream media has decided that they don’t want to expose or do an investigation… to find out what is actually going on at Planned Parenthood.

Hurley added, “[I]f I, as a devout Catholic, would participate in the prosecution of the Catholic Church for what it’s role was in failure to report abuse, then I have no problems trying to expose what Planned Parenthood does and doesn’t do.”

But, as Live Action News has previously documented, Planned Parenthood regularly rewards journalists for their complicity of silence on failing to accurately report their abuses, which include Medicaid fraudprivacy breaches, and a failure to report sexual abuse among others.

The evidence against Planned Parenthood is mounting.

Live Action President and Founder Lila Rose commented, “Without over half a billion dollars a year from taxpayers, it would be much harder for Planned Parenthood to litigate these abuse cases for years until they wore victims down, never formally admitting their cover up of these young girls’ rape. When Planned Parenthood gets taken to court, it’s the taxpayers who are paying for Planned Parenthood’s defense and helping to put these children through years of litigation and prolonging their agony.”

In the investigative report entitled, “Aiding Abusers, Planned Parenthood’s cover-up of child sexual abuse,” (which can be read here) evidence of Planned Parenthood’s history and corporate culture of failing to report incidents to authorities include:

  1. Court cases including testimonies of victims experiencing horrific abuse
  2. State health department records
  3. Testimonies from former Planned Parenthood workers
  4. Two Live Action Undercover investigations
  5. Loyola University study on sex trafficking

Live Action’s companion video docuseries includes tragic details of criminal and civil cases (many previously in the public record thanks in part to pro-life groups such as Life Dynamics) in which victims were returned to their abusers to be further assaulted. It also contains testimony from former Planned Parenthood staffers, who repeatedly witnessed the organization’s systematic and troubling disregard of mandatory reporting laws. The abortion giant currently receives $60 million from the federal Title X family planning program and hundreds of millions of dollars from Medicaid and other state and federal government money. In 2015, 474 of Planned Parenthood’s nearly 650 facilities were Title X recipients, according to a Guttmacher Institute report. In total, Planned Parenthood receives over half a billion dollars annually in federal and state tax dollars.

Under Title X, recipients are required to follow state and federal reporting laws on reporting sexual abuse.

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

Aiding Abusers: These seven sexual predators were helped by Planned Parenthood

Posted in child abuse, child predator, Planned Parenthood and Child Predators, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2018 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood

Live Action has begun releasing its docuseries and investigative report showing Planned Parenthood’s failure to report the ongoing sexual abuse of young girls who enter its facilities for abortions. Live Action News has documented many cases showing that this is not isolated where Planned Parenthood is concerned. Today, as the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements demand that those who help hide or cover abuse are also called to account, Live Action’s Aiding Abusersdocuseries is proving, yet again, that Planned Parenthood continues to get a pass from the media and Hollywood elites — as well as from the politicians who continue to fund them.

Tragically, because of the complicity machine surrounding Planned Parenthood and its refusal to view these young women as sexual assault victims, young victims of sexual abuse are often abused further. Live Action News continues to uncover cases that indicate Planned Parenthood is not doing its due diligence to protect young victims of sexual abuse — and in many cases, isn’t asking about it and is failing to report it.

Live Action president and founder 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.

Live Action is releasing this report as the Time’s Up movement is exposing both sexual abusers and those who help them cover up their crimes — the people who knew about the abuse but stayed silent. While Planned Parenthood has attached itself to the Time’s Up movement, the movement should be calling out Planned Parenthood for decades of enabling sexual abusers.

 

 

Texas: Patrick Charles Lee

When a 14-year-old sexual assault victim shows up at Planned Parenthood, it rarely raises alarm. In reality, it should. If the child lies or fails to tell Planned Parenthood that she was raped or assaulted, should this not still raise some red flags?

Such was the case of a 14-year-old rape victim in Texas who testified that on the day of the assault, she stayed home from school because she was not feeling well. That’s when the victim’s step father, Patrick Charles Lee came into her room and started “wrestling” with the young teen. Then, the girl told the court that he put a knife against her neck and instructed her to take off her clothes, after which he proceeded to sexually assault her. The victim testified that she kept screaming, “Daddy, why are you doing this to me?”

According to the court document:

After the assaults, appellant threw the victim’s clothes at her and told her to get dressed. The victim testified that she went to Planned Parenthood two days after the assault. She did not tell anyone at Planned Parenthood about the assaults because she was afraid. She stated that she did not truthfully answer the medical questionnaire from Planned Parenthood. The victim told her sister what appellant had done about a week after the offense. The offense was then reported to the Midland County Sheriff’s Office.

Thankfully, due to the courage of the victim and her sister, Lee was subsequently indicted on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to the court record, the jury convicted Lee and assessed his punishment at fifteen years confinement on each offense, and the trial court ordered the sentences to run consecutively.

Connecticut: Sage Robert Lanza

In January of 2018, a Connecticut man received a suspended 10-year sentence behind bars, after having sex with two underage victims, ages 12 and 14, one whom he impregnated and took for an abortion at Planned Parenthood.  According to media reports, the sexual encounters between 18-year-old Sage Robert Lanza and the then 14-year-old victim took place between February of 2014 and April of 2015, resulting in a pregnancy in November of 2014.

According to reports, after Lanza impregnated the teen, he pressured her to have an abortion, made the appointment for her and then drove her to the Planned Parenthood in Enfield.

Image: Sage Robert Lanza (Image credit Enfield Police)

Sage Robert Lanza (Image credit Enfield Police)

A closer look at this timeline indicates the possibility that Planned Parenthood failed to report any suspicion of abuse. Two news articles published by Journal Inquirer give the following specific dates:

  • Lanza impregnated the teen in November of 2014 and then made an appointment for her at Planned Parenthood in Enfield.
  • The victim claims Lanza forced her to have an abortion in January of 2015.
  • 197 text messages were exchanged between the victim and Lanza from September 2014 to May 2015, months after the Planned Parenthood abortion.
  • Police were not notified until July of 2015, nearly six months after the teen was taken to Planned Parenthood.

A report by the Journal Inquirer quotes from arrest records that also indicate Planned Parenthood never filed a report:

The older girl told authorities that her relationship with Lanza began in February 2014, when she was a 14-year-old virgin and he was an 18-year-old high school senior. She said the relationship continued to April 2015 and included intercourse “at least four times a week,” later waning to “a couple of times per week.”

…Although Lanza used birth control about “99 percent of the time,” according to the girl, she said she got pregnant by him in November 2014, when she was 14.

She said he forced her to have an abortion in January 2015. The affidavit doesn’t explain how the girl contends that Lanza forced her to have the abortion. But it does say that he made an appointment for her at Planned Parenthood in Enfield and that he and his father took her to a clinic, where she received pills to induce the abortion.

The girl’s mother reported that Lanza had the date of the abortion tattooed on his back. Thomas [the Enfield police detective in the case] reported that he found a public Facebook page with a photo showing the date “1-6-15” tattooed on what appeared to be Lanza’s back. The detective said medical records show that is the date the girl was scheduled to take the pill to cause the abortion. He added that a later medical examination at Planned Parenthood confirmed that her uterus was empty.

…She [the victim] reported the situation to police in early July 2015, when she was 15.

According to the Journal Inquirer, the now 15-year-old victim also revealed details of the sexual encounter between Lanza and the 12-year-old girl. Lanza was subsequently arrested in April 2016, and according to Deputy Chief Gary Collins, was charged with first degree sexual assault on a minor, fourth degree sexual assault on a minor and two separate counts of risk of injury to a child.

In 2018, Judge Laura F. Baldini gave Lanza a 10-year sentence, suspended after two years behind bars, followed by five years of probation.

Michigan: Lovell Charles Sharpe

Image: Lovell Sharpe Booking Photo (Image credit: Wayne County Sheriff)

Lovell Sharpe Booking Photo (Image credit: Wayne County Sheriff)

 

A 56-year-old Michigan man was charged by the state with multiple counts of first, third, and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after accusations that he sexually abused and impregnated a 14-year-old child with learning disabilities and then paid for her subsequent abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility.

According to an appeal filed in the case of Lovell Charles Sharpe to determine if evidence about the abortion and the fact that the victim had no sexual partners other than defendant could be submitted as evidence under the rape shield statute, Sharpe began abusing the teen (referred to in court documents as DM) between December 2013 and January 2014 when she was 13 or 14 years old.  The court documents indicate that Sharpe was staying with the teen while the victim’s mother, referred to as RL, was hospitalized. The child did not inform the mother about the abuse when she returned to the home.

The Court of Appeals record indicates that in October of 2014:

DM went to Henry Ford Hospital after her mother received a letter indicating that DM had an abnormal test result and needed to see the doctor again. At that time, DM underwent a pregnancy test, which came back positive. DM had not been showing any signs of pregnancy, and she and her mother were unaware that she was pregnant before they received the test results. Before she went to the hospital, DM was unaware of how a woman became pregnant, and Henry Ford staff had to explain the process to her.

In November of 2014, according to a brief filed before the Michigan Supreme Court, “Defendant offered to pay and did pay for half of the abortion, without any expectation of being reimbursed.” The court document indicates that, at the time of the abortion, the child’s mother was unaware that Sharpe had allegedly impregnated her daughter and goes on to note that, “RL continued to ask the victim how she got pregnant, but she would not tell her.”

As a result, the victim’s mother took her to Planned Parenthood, where she underwent an abortion:

Image: Lovell Charles Sharpe sexual assault victim taken to Planned Parenthood

Lovell Charles Sharpe sexual assault victim taken to Planned Parenthood

In his appeal before the state’s Supreme Court, Sharpe’s attorney is challenging whether the abortion should be admissible after the Court of Appeals found that evidence of the victim’s pregnancy, abortion, and lack of sexual partners was admissible. The defense contends the trial court was correct to suppress the abortion and the claim that the victim with learning disabilities was a virgin, prior to the alleged abuse. And, they also contend that because no DNA evidence was collected, the abortion cannot prove the defendant, in this case, Lovell Sharpe, was the the person who sexually assaulted the child.

The fact is, had the hospital or Planned Parenthood viewed the pregnancy of this 14-year-old girl with learning disabilities with suspicion of possible abuse, and actually reported the abuse, DNA would most likely have been collected and preserved during the abortion. But pedophiles know full well that abortions will protect them from criminal prosecution. Abortion benefits sexual abusers.

The state contended that by Sharpe paying for the Planned Parenthood abortion, this was evidence of Sharpe’s “desire to dispose of the evidence of his vaginal penetration of the victim.”

“Defendant would have the trial court exclude both evidence of the pregnancy and subsequent abortion because there is no DNA preserved to confirm defendant’s involvement. But defendant fails to accept responsibility for this lack of evidence, as defendant himself participated in destroying the evidence he claims is required, and now wishes to benefit from his actions.”

Image: Lovell Charles Sharpe sexual assault victim taken to Planned Parenthood

Lovell Charles Sharpe sexual assault victim taken to Planned Parenthood

Tragically, after the abortion at Planned Parenthood, the court record states that the young teen victim “kept to herself and became really depressed.” In fact, DM remained silent about her abuse until after Sharpe and her mother ended their relationship in April 2015. This was nearly five months after being taken to Planned Parenthood for the abortion. As of the writing of this article, the case is ongoing and is under appeal with Michigan Supreme Court.

 

 

Iowa: Ritchie Lee Lathrop

Ritchie Lee Lathrop was 27 years old when he met his 15-year-old victim, referred to in court documents as C.W.

Lathrop and C.W. began “dating” in March 2005, and soon thereafter they began a sexual relationship, which they kept secret upon Lathrop’s request. Although the record does not say that CW became pregnant, she did go to Planned Parenthood for birth control pills for “protection” while allegedly engaging in sex with the adult predator.

The court document indicates that the sexual relationship continued after the victim visited Planned Parenthood, and did not end for over a year after:

On March 25, 2005, C.W. visited Planned Parenthood. After she obtained birth control pills, she and Lathrop began having sex “at least every other weekend, if not more.” Lathrop gave C.W. a “promise ring” in the summer of 2005. He told her the ring meant, “You’re mine.” Their relationship ended in July 2006, when C.W. broke up with Lathrop.

Image: Ritchie Lathrop sexual assault victim goes to Planned Parenthood

Ritchie Lathrop sexual assault victim goes to Planned Parenthood

On December 1, 2006, the state charged Lathrop with third-degree sexual abuse. Following a jury trial which commenced on February 14, 2007, Lathrop was convicted of third-degree sexual abuse.

Alaska: Jason Thomas Rogers

In a case out of Alaska, where Planned Parenthood already believes that all abortions are “medically necessary,” an adult man took his 12-year-old stepdaughter to Planned Parenthood for birth control, and all indications are that Planned Parenthood did not file a report for suspicion of child sexual abuse. As a result, the child was returned into the arms of her abuser to be sexually abused for several additional years. In addition, the predator, Jason Thomas Rogers, was also accused of abusing the victim’s young friend.

Image: Jason Thomas Rogers (Image credit: Alaska Department of Public Safety)

Jason Thomas Rogers (Image credit: Alaska Department of Public Safety)

Media reports indicate that Rogers was arrested in 2009 on several charges of child molestation. According to Rogers’ criminal court appeal, his step daughter, referred to as E.C. in the court record, testified how “Rogers had sexually abused her from the time she was nine years old until the time she was sixteen.”

It goes on to state that the two engaged in vaginal sex, “after Rogers had taken the precaution of obtaining birth control for E.C.”

The court document notes that the birth control was obtained from Planned Parenthood:

E.C.’s testimony that Rogers took her to Planned Parenthood on her twelfth birthday to get birth control, and that Rogers then began to have vaginal sex with her. The State called a witness from Planned Parenthood to verify that E.C. had come to the clinic and had received birth control.

Image: Jason Thomas Rogers took victim to Planned Parenthood

Jason Thomas Rogers took victim to Planned Parenthood

The court record clearly indicates that police were not notified until the victim had turned 16, several years after the pedophile took the child to Planned Parenthood. According to the record, in 2009 the victim was admitted to the North Star Behavioral Health Center, where she “told a staff member that she had been sexually abused, and the Office of Children’s Services was notified.”

Rogers was charged with 11 counts of sexual abuse of a minor — 10 counts involving E.C., and one count involving her school friend. The jury ultimately convicted Rogers of five counts of sexual abuse.

West Virginia: George Michael Puskas II 

Image: George Puskas pedophile police officer took teen to Planned Parenthood

George Puskas pedophile police officer took teen to Planned Parenthood

A sexual predator out of West Virginia also drove his victim to Planned Parenthood for birth control so he could be assured his sexual encounters would be kept secret.

According to the Department of Justice, not only did former police officer George Michael Puskas II engage in a sexual relationship with the minor victim, but he took several pictures showing the two of them having sex. A review of the civil case filed by the victim and published by the West Virginia Record reveals that, the victim, “first met Puskas in 2001 when she accompanied her mother and brother to soccer games. At the time, she was eight years old, and he was a coach for her brother’s team.”

Then, three years later, according to the lawsuit, the victim claims that:

Puskas began grooming her sexually when she began refereeing soccer games. A year later, the relationship allegedly became physical when, after helping her off the field following an injury to her knee, Puskas said “he loved her and kissed her on the lips.”

…When she was 14 year old, she alleges he expressed his desire that her first sexual experience be with him, and, on an unspecified date, sent a nude photo of himself…. Sometime after her 16th birthday…[the victim] alleges Puskas checked them into an unspecified hotel in Ripley where they had sex…[the victim] says she was fearful of telling anyone about her encounters with Puskas because she alleges he threatened to kill her if she did.

According to a criminal action court order, which quotes from an affidavit submitted by Sgt. David C. Eldridge of the West Virginia State Police, “the victim advised that during the period that she and Puskas were sexually active, he would drive her to a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Parkersburg, West Virginia, so that she could receive birth control injections.”

Image: Pedophile drove victim to Planned Parenthood for birth control Michael Puskas case

Pedophile drove victim to Planned Parenthood for birth control Michael Puskas case

The criminal action court order goes on to state that Puskas and the victim, “engaged in sexual intercourse almost daily from March 2010 to April 2011, during a period when she would have been 16 and 17 years of age.”

The victim told authorities that Puskas would use a digital camera which she states was issued to him by the Ripley Police Department to take, “hundreds of digital photographs and several videos of the two of them engaged in sexual activities at different locations, including his residence.”

The court record does not say whether or not Planned Parenthood was suspicious of the couple, but it does reveal, yet again, how pedophiles are comfortable taking their victims to the abortion corporation.

In 2012, Puskas resigned from the Ripley Police Department, according to a report by WSAZ. In 2013, the 31-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Washington State: George Savanah

Earlier this year, Live Action News documented the horrific sexual abuse case of George Edward Savanah, who sexually abused his 14-year-old daughter, impregnating her three times, then took her to two different Planned Parenthood facilities for abortions.

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 first abortion at Planned Parenthood took place in 2007 and the third abortion occurred in 2012. Let that timeline sink in for one moment. In all those years, while Planned Parenthood appears to have failed to suspect and report the possibility of abuse, this victim was being repeatedly raped by her abuser. In fact, the court record indicates that no one else knew about the young victim’s pregnancies, which only came to the attention of the authorities 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.

Read more about this horrific case and Planned Parenthood’s complicity in the victim’s ongoing abuse here.

Planned Parenthood should not be exempt from the same scrutiny that recently cost Hollywood actors, producers, sports members, coaches, media personalities, and politicians their jobs, when it has been documented that the organization was complicit in the ongoing abuse of victims. The bar should be far higher for this organization, which receives over half a billion dollars from the taxpayer and millions in Title X funds while continuing to cover for child sexual abusers.

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