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New cases show child sexual abusers use Planned Parenthood to cover crimes

Posted in child predator, Planned Parenthood Complicit Machine covering sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2018 by saynsumthn
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Planned Parenthood covers for child sexual predators by failing to report suspicion of sexual abuse when a minor is taken to them for birth control services or abortions. This can be seen in Live Action’s newest docuseries, Aiding Abusers:

In January of 2017, Live Action News published a state by state list of criminal cases where Planned Parenthood failed to report these abuses. Part one demonstrated Planned Parenthood’s failure to report child sexual abuse in Alabama, Arizona, and California. Part two added Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. Another egregious case was found in Washington State. Below are more cases:

Alaska – Dana Ray Thompson 

Image: Dana Ray Thompson

Dana Ray Thompson

In Alaska, where Planned Parenthood abortionists have stated that they believe all abortions are “medically necessary,” Dana Ray Thompson was convicted of multiple counts of first and second degree sexual abuse of a minor, plus multiple counts of exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography following his sexual abuse of a teen victim — which included at least one trip to Planned Parenthood for birth control pills.

According to the court document, Thompson was in his mid-forties when he began a sexual relationship with his victim, referred to as “J.C.” The victim was 13 years old when Thompson began grooming her, telling her that “she had grown up,” asking about her bra size, and mentioning to J.C. that he wanted a sex slave.

According to the report, when J.C. turned 14, Thompson began talking to his victim about pornography and master-slave relationships, he then showed J.C. adult pornography. In 2005, Thompson began his sexual encounters with J.C. She was just 14 years old. Thompson then began engaging in more sexual activity with J.C., such as taking nude and sexually suggestive photographs of the young victim.

The court document states that when J.C. turned 15 years old, Thompson took her to Planned Parenthood “so that J.C. could obtain birth control,” after which, the predator and victim engaged in “multiple types of sexual intercourse.”

Given this timeline, it seems obvious from the court record that Planned Parenthood did not report suspicion of abuse. The abuse did not become public until the summer of 2008, three years after Thompson began his sexual assaults on the victim and at least two years after he took her to Planned Parenthood. According to the court document, the abuse became public when “J.C. spoke with a childhood friend who described being molested by an older man.” J.C. eventually told her mother who called the police. By this time, J.C. was 18, and had suffered additional abuse due to Planned Parenthood’s neglect.

Image: Court document shows sexual abuse became public years after visit to Planned Parenthood

Court document shows sexual abuse became public years after visit to Planned Parenthood

Image: Court document shows sexual abuse became public years after visit to Planned Parenthood

Court document shows sexual abuse became public years after visit to Planned Parenthood

Court document shows sexual abuse became public years after visit to Planned Parenthood

Thompson is now registered with the state as a child sex offender and child kidnapper.

Arizona – Mark Joseph Tovar

Image: Mark Tovar

Mark Tovar

According to the Puma County Attorney’s Office, Mark Joseph Tovar began his deviant molestation and sexual assault against his step-daughter when she was about seven years old. He intentionally and maliciously abused her for her entire childhood, grooming her by his gradual sexual advances over a period of about 14 years. According to a court document, when the victim, referred to as “M.G.,” was just 15 years old, Tovar impregnated her. As a result, M.G.’s mother arranged for an abortion in July of 2004, and the documents states that “Tovar knew about M.G.’s pregnancy and abortion.”

Image: Sexual abuse victim taken for abortion

Sexual abuse victim taken for abortion

The court record indicates that a total of two abortions took place and they both occurred at Planned Parenthood. The second abortion took place after the victim had turned nineteen. In total, the documents indicates that, after Planned Parenthood obviously failed to report suspicion of abuse in the first instance, the victim became pregnant two other times, and kept the baby in one of the instances.

Image: Sexual abuse victim taken for abortion at Planned Parenthood

Sexual abuse victim taken for abortion at Planned Parenthood

The sexual abuse wasn’t revealed to police until the victim was 22, nearly seven years after she was taken to Planned Parenthood at the age of 15.

ImageSexual abuse victim taken for abortion at Planned Parenthood

Sexual abuse victim taken for abortion at Planned Parenthood

Tovar was convicted of two counts of child molestation, three counts of sexual conduct with a minor under the age of fifteen, and four counts of sexual conduct with a minor. In March of 2014, the trial court imposed two life sentences and multiple presumptive terms totaling seventy-four years’ imprisonment, all to be served consecutively.

Illinois – Kenneth Mitchell

Image: Kenneth Mitchell

Kenneth Mitchell

Kenneth Mitchell was arrested by the Chicago Police Department on January 14, 2016, and was charged with sexual assault of a minor less than 13 years of age and sexual assault of a family member under 18. According to the Chicago Tribune, Mitchell sexually assaulted one of his victims from 1999 to 2002. The girl was eight years old when the attacks started, according to Assistant State’s Attorney April Gonzales. The report states, “The victim told a Planned Parenthood counselor of the assaults at some point in 2006 or 2007, Gonzales said. Prosecutors and court record information did not indicate whether the counselor reported the incidents to authorities.” However, the allegations were not reported to police until the fall of 2015, many years after the victim claims she told Planned Parenthood, leaving questions as to whether Planned Parenthood filed a report.

Indiana – Christopher Jewell 

Christopher Jewell was the stepfather to a young victim who is referred to as “T.S.” in court documents.

According to the court record, he engaged in a sexual relationship with T.S. from March 25, 2004, through June 30, 2007, while she was between the ages of thirteen and sixteen. The activity included fondling, oral sex, and sexual intercourse. While only six counts were filed against Jewell by the State in this case, the victim testified that he sexually assaulted her over thirty times and maybe as many as fifty times over the three-year period.

The court document states that during the course of the abuse, Jewell took the victim to Planned Parenthood to get her birth control pills without her mother’s knowledge. No other details were mentioned, but this shows that young teens are being taken to Planned Parenthood by their abusers to cover their crimes.

Image: Christopher Jewell took sexual abuse victim to Planned Parenthood

Christopher Jewell took sexual abuse victim to Planned Parenthood

Jewell was not arrested as a result of his visit to Planned Parenthood.

Instead, Jewell was arrested in August 2008, after taking the minor for a tattoo. It was while he was in jail for the charge of aiding or abetting the tattooing of a minor that the victim finally went public about the sexual abuse and revealed to her boyfriend and mother that Jewell sexually abused her. The disclosures were then relayed to authorities.

Image: Sexual predator used Planned Parenthood to cover abuse

Sexual predator used Planned Parenthood to cover abuse

The State charged Jewell with two counts of Class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor, one count of Class C felony child molesting, one count of Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor, and two counts of Class D felony child seduction. A jury found Jewell guilty on all six counts, and he was sentenced to an aggregate 40-year term for six counts of sexual misconduct and child molesting.

Texas – James Aaron Lenox 

Image:  James Aaron Lenox (Image credit: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force)

James Aaron Lenox (Image credit: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force)

51-year-old James Aaron Lenox took his victim to Planned Parenthood in Austin because she had never been to a doctor. He was arrested in early 2017 by the Texas’ Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, according to a report by KXAN. The article states that Lenox is accused of sex trafficking the 16-year-old.

According to reports, Lenox allegedly “gained guardianship over the girl, removed her from school, vowed to marry her and at one point threatened to kill her family.”

At the time of his arrest, police found nude pictures of the victim, with documents saying Lenox was the victim’s “uncle.” According to MySanAntonio.com:

After Lenox consented to a vehicle search, deputies found a briefcase containing separate folders. In one folder with a girl’s name on it, the deputies found several nude photos, documents state…. Lenox also allegedly took the girl to Planned Parenthood to get an IUD implanted, the documents said… the girl… was sexually assaulted by him…. Lenox is a registered sex offender who was convicted of indecency with a child via sexual contact in January 1989. The girl he molested was 8 years old.

KXAN reported Lenox told police that “he took the victim to Planned Parenthood in Austin because she had never been to a doctor. He told investigators the victim was worried about having some kind of disease. In an interview, the victim told police she had sexual encounters with Lenox.”

There was no indication in the article that Planned Parenthood contacted police. But whether they did or they did not, this tragic story illustrates how predators use Planned Parenthood, boldly taking their victims to the organization.

The article also notes that Lenox has been charged with trafficking a child — causing the child to engage in sexual conduct, a first degree felony.

Utah – Jose Cazares-Montalvo

Image: Utah sex predator takes teen to Planned Parenthood

Utah sex predator takes teen to Planned Parenthood

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a 34-year-old man has been charged with 12 counts of rape, after sexually abusing a 15-year-old teen and allegedly taking the child to three Planned Parenthood facilities to attempt to obtain an abortion after he impregnated her.

The only roadblock this male sex predator received from Planned Parenthood was that it was required by state law to obtain parental consent for the abortion. When the predator was told that a parent or guardian must sign for the procedure, he took matters into his own hands, by allegedly giving the teen “a drink to induce a miscarriage.”

The paper did not name the perpetrator (though a second media outlet published the name as Jose Casares-Montalvo), but indicated that the call to police originated not from Planned Parenthood, but from the victim’s mother after she “found a plastic bottle of the liquid mixture in the teen’s room,” telling police that “she suspected her daughter had been raped, according to court documents.”

According to the media report, the predator admitted to police that he took the victim to Planned Parenthood, and “other documents accuse the man of trying to get the abortion ‘to hide what he had done.’”

Live Action News has previously documented cases in which Planned Parenthood staffers were accused of sexual abuse or harassment, as well as cases documenting what happens when sex trafficking victims are taken to abortion and Planned Parenthood facilities. A 2014 report from the Annals of Health Law, “Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking,” quotes one victim claiming that the reason she was taken to Planned Parenthood was because “Planned Parenthood didn’t ask any questions.”

Live Action previously released its own child sexual abuse investigation, 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.

In addition, another undercover investigation by Live Action caught Planned Parenthood staffers willing to aid undercover investigators, posing as sex traffickers. Below is a compilation reel of that investigation:

Today, Planned Parenthood receives half a billion in tax dollars annually, thanks to Congress, which continues to fund the organization despite its known abuses and despite regulations showing that government dollars can be removed when providers of Title X Family Planning funds fail to report child abuse. And, just like the Harvey Weinsteins of the world, Planned Parenthood has its own complicity machine made up in part by the media and politicians who give them cover while they aid in the continued abuse of children.

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

Planned Parenthood “discredited” by horrific Live Action report of sexual abuse cover-up

Posted in Abortion Worker, child abuse, child predator, Former Planned Parenthood Employee, Live Action, Planned Parenthood Complicit Machine covering sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood fails to report rape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2018 by saynsumthn

In calling Live Action’s investigation ‘discredited,’ Planned Parenthood attacks abuse victims

Image: Live Action Aiding Abusers report and docuseries on Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood responded to Live Action’s new investigative report that reveals the abortion chain’s pattern of helping child sex abusers cover up their crimes. Live Action released the first part of a docuseries which features court cases concerning Planned Parenthood’s unreported sexual abuse of children. The cases went into explicit detail. The abortion chain has been caught repeatedly committing abortions on abuse victims as young as 12 and 13 years old, failing to report the suspected abuse and returning the victims to their abusers.

In response to Live Action’s mountain of evidence, according to Politico, Planned Parenthood has stated that “Live Action’s report draws on discredited evidence.”

In a Tweet last night, Live Action responded to Planned Parenthood about this so-called “discredited evidence”:

Image: Planned Parenthood claims Aiding Abusers report discredited (Image credit: Live Action Twitter Page)

Planned Parenthood claims Aiding Abusers report discredited. (Image credit: Live Action Twitter Page)

Live Action’s evidence is public and available for anyone to see. Below is a sample image from just one of the horrific criminal cases unearthed in Live Action’s investigation. It shows that the victim of George Savanah suffered years of additional abuse. This was due in part to Planned Parenthood’s willingness to turn a blind eye to victims. (Read more on this case here.)

Image: George Savannah sex predator took victim to Planned Parenthood

Sexual predator George Savannah took his victim to Planned Parenthood.

Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, responded to Planned Parenthood’s smear in a press release:

When Planned Parenthood calls our report “discredited,” they are attacking the testimonies of the very girls who endured horrific abuse and then had it covered up by their own abortion centers.

To be clear, the report 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.

Image: Lila Rose introduces Live Action's Planned Parenthood Aiding Abusers series

Lila Rose introduces Live Action’s Planned Parenthood Aiding Abusers series

Planned Parenthood has said repeatedly that victims of sexual abuse should be believed, yet when they call these cases that are documented in court records and media accounts “discredited evidence,” they are calling the victims liars, just like their abusers did. At a time when Planned Parenthood’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on sexual abuse continues to put girls in danger every day, their callous attempt to discredit victims and their stories is especially abhorrent.

In today’s #MeToo and #TimesUp climate of intolerance against complicity in covering for sexual abusers, it is no surprise that Planned Parenthood is pointing a finger not only at Live Action, but even more disturbing at the very victims the cases represent.

Today, Rose also announced the release of a new video, in the docuseries, featuring eyewitness testimonies from four former Planned Parenthood employees confirming the organization’s failure to report sexual abuse.

 

In the video, former managers and workers share their eyewitness accounts and confirm Planned Parenthood’s failure to report sexual abuse. One former manager, Sue Thayer, said:

We were all required to be mandatory reporters, but, if we saw a case – questionable abuse or even for sure, I mean, this kid is being abused – we really were discouraged from calling it in, just because they didn’t want to have the trouble – the angry parent, the angry boyfriend, whatever it was. So, more than once I was told, ‘No, that is not reportable. You don’t need to call it in.’

Image: Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood former manager Sue Thayer says PP covers child sexual abuse

Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood former manager Sue Thayer says PP covers child sexual abuse

Monica Cline, a former health educator who worked with Planned Parenthood in Texas and New Mexico, shares this:

[Planned Parenthood workers] adopted George Bush’s ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ [policy]… If we don’t ask how old her partner is, we don’t have to tell. And so Planned Parenthood actually allows victims of human trafficking to continue to be victims of human trafficking. And they’re okay with that. I went back to my office and I told my supervisor, listen, I’m trying to teach them about key concepts on Title X; they’re admitting that they’re not going to report cases of statutory rape.

In addition, Ramona Treviño, a former Planned Parenthood manager, discusses what the abortion corporation really did after it was caught aiding people posing as human traffickers:

Image: Ramona Trevino

Ramona Trevino, former Planned Parenthood Manager.

I raised my hand and I said, ‘I’m confused, 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 sexual abuse in any way?’ [The trainer] 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.

As more details of the horrific criminal and civil cases come to light through this docuseries, the American public will see if the typically silent complicity machine surrounding Planned Parenthood responds to this evidence.

It is not Live Action’s evidence that is discredited, but Planned Parenthood.

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

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:

  • MSNBC
  • 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

Planned Parenthood, sexual abuse enabler, joins #MeToo against Trump

Posted in Cecile Richards, MeToo, Planned Parenthood CEO, Tarana Burke with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2018 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW) were among the top sponsors of this month’s State of Our Union response, which included a speech from Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. Planned Parenthood is America’s number one abortion provider, and Richards has been at the helm for the past decade. She recently announced that she will be stepping down from that position this year. Richards is a political organizer who presumes to speak as the voice for all women. But the very idea of speaking for all women is ridiculous, given the changing culture on abortion and the virtual army of pro-life women opposing Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood and NOW sponsor State of Our Union

To date, Richards is responsible for presiding over the deaths of millions of preborn babies. She has led Planned Parenthood through scandal after scandal, including the deliberate cover-up of child sexual abuse, Medicaid fraud accusations, failing to protect the privacy of patients, and harvesting aborted baby body parts for “compensation,” to name a few.

On the day of President’s Trump 2018 State of the Union Address, Richards joined Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Alicia Garza, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter, and others at an event they dubbed “The State of Our Union,” (SOOU), to organize against the president and the Republican majority. The press release, published by The People’s Action, read in part:

While President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, leading women activists from throughout the country are hosting an alternative event in Washington, D.C. – The State of Our Union – to provide our voice and vision for the country, and to address and defeat persistent gender inequality and racism.

People’s Action is joining other national leaders including Ai-jen Poo (National Domestic Workers Alliance), Tarana Burke (Girls for Gender Equity and ‘MeToo’ movement), Mónica Ramirez (National Farmworker Women’s Alliance), Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood, Kristin Rowe Finkbeiner of MomsRising, Arisha Hatch of Color of Change, along with Congressional champions like Pramila Jayapal, to lift up the stories and voices of our communities.

Organizers boldly praised Planned Parenthood, ignoring the fact that it was founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist who once bragged about her meeting with members of the Klu Klux Klan. To date, Planned Parenthood “honors” Sanger, calling her a hero. Some Planned Parenthood centers still proudly wear Sanger’s name. In addition, Planned Parenthood’s top award is named after Margaret Sanger.

Live Action News has repeatedly documented how Planned Parenthood had direct ties to the eugenics movement, sharing board members between the organizations, and even receiving free rent from eugenics organizations.

Prior to the State of Our Union event, Richards appeared on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell show to discuss efforts to  resist president Trump — specifically, his pro-life policies. Richards, who receives a million dollar salary from Planned Parenthood, has now set her sights on the 2018 Congressional elections.

Image: Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards discusses abortion during State of the Union speech (Image: MSNBC)

“I think it is really important not to forget, as we’re discussing the way forward, is that there’s a whole other branch of Government – that’s the US Congress, that we have to focus on. The things that they have already pledged to do – you know. Paul Ryan, practically the first day, saying that they were going to defund Planned Parenthood….”

After hearing from several women, many who recounted emotional stories, the group at the SOOU welcomed Cecile Richards to give the “women’s response.”

Image: Cecile Richards State of Our Union event

Cecile Richards State of Our Union event

Richards began her speech by claiming that the Trump administration “wants to divide us.” She proclaimed, “It’s not that women haven’t been speaking out… but now, we have found a new frequency and folks are finally listening — alright — and we are not giving it up.”

That “new frequency” is due in part to voices from the #MeToo movement, arising to denounce sexual abuse and harassment. Richards wasted little time inserting herself into that movement to push Planned Parenthood’s political agenda, despite the abortion corporation’s own repeated history of covering up sexual abuse.

Despite numerous criminal cases documenting how sexual assault victims were not protected by Planned Parenthood but instead were returned to sexual predators, some women aren’t listening. The “State of Our Union” event was organized in part by #MeToo founder, Tarana Burke, who recently received an awardfrom Planned Parenthood. And what did Burke have to say about the event? “I could not be more excited and proud to…be a part of this evening…Standing in solidarity with these women, and organizations that are represented tonight.” As for the scandals of Planned Parenthood’s continued victimization of sexual abuse victims: silence.

MeToo founder awarded by Planned Parenthood (Image: Twitter)

Image: Tarana Burke awarded by Planned Parenthood

MeToo founder, Tarana Burke receives award from Planned Parenthood 2018.png

Burke said the event was organized as a deliberate effort to not attend the president’s speech at the Capitol building.  Burke claimed women’s voices have not been heard. She spoke of a “systemic dismantling of so many issues that affect women,” describing the “collective power” of women to work across “industries and issues.”

She then went on to tout the “power” of Planned Parenthood, which receives over half a billion dollars a year from taxpayers. “What does it look like when you activate the power of the Women’s March and Planned Parenthood in the fight for low wage earners?” Burke asked.

Image: Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke toutes power of Planned Parenthood

Burke noted the fight against sexual harassment and violence, stating passionately that the “trauma of sexual violence is probably one of the most devastating things a person can experience,” yet, she failed to call out Planned Parenthood for its systemic enabling of child sexual abuse.

“My name is Tarana Burke and I believe in our union. And, I pledge to stand for survivors of sexual violence from all walks of life. For the rest of my life,” Burke vowed.

But, sadly, Planned Parenthood Action Fund was one of the group’s host committee members and according to the MC, “has been working so hard to make sure this event was a success.”

Planned Parenthood Action Fund hosts State of Our Union event

Planned Parenthood Action Fund hosts State of Our Union event

Richards told the group that “Women have beaten the odds,” in part because “Planned Parenthood’s doors are open all across the United States of America.”

But in truth, Planned Parenthood has been losing patients for years, and has been closing centers in record numbers. In 2016, Planned Parenthood claims to have served 2.4 million patients — a near 23 percent drop from the 3.1 million they boasted just ten years ago in 2006. And, while Planned Parenthood’s patients are steadily declining, federally funded health centers, as identified by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, served nearly 26 million patients in 2016 alone.

But while Planned Parenthood is still receiving the full funding of the government despite its plummeting patients, Richards blamed Trump and Congress for allegedly limiting women’s access to “cancer screenings and birth control.” It’s just not true: According to Planned Parenthood’s own reports, Planned Parenthood is the one reducing those services for women, not Trump or Congress.

Cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood have plunged 67 percent since 2006, from 2,007,371 screenings to just 660,777 in 2016. Even contraceptive services there have dropped by more than 32 percent (3,989,474 in 2006 to 2,701,866 in 2016). And this decline occurred all while government funding for Planned Parenthood was skyrocketing. These are Planned Parenthood’s own reported numbers. But apparently Richards is counting on the idea that women will believe whatever lies she tells them.

Image: Cecile RIchards

Cecile Richards State of Our Union event with MeToo founder

During her speech, Richards touted the right to abortion. “You know what,” Richards said, “If the Government won’t change – we will change the Government,” Richards added, as if this were her first attempt to use her taxpayer-funded organization’s power in politics. In fact, Richards vocally and enthusiastically supported Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 run for President and some believe it failed due to Richard’s support.

“Women are the most powerful political force in this country,” Richards said, knowing that the vast majority of women support abortion restrictions, unlike Planned Parenthood. Richards then obliviously claimed that she was joining the group of women to transform the nation into a place where “everyone has the freedom and opportunity to live their best life.”

Tragically, not all women are free to life their best life, and that’s thanks to Richards and her friends in the abortion industry. They target millions of preborn females for wholesale slaughter in the womb. In addition, there are numerous women scarred from the effects of abortion, including some who have died after their so-called “safe and legal” abortions at Planned Parenthood.

These are a few of the forgotten women Richards left out.

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