FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2012
CONTACT: Dan Wilson
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Abortion Giant’s Cover-Up of Child Abuse, Sex Trafficking Belies Public Stance
Washington, D.C. – Today, Live Action slammed Planned Parenthood for its double-speak on coercive abortions, offering faint praise for Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng’s campaign against forced abortions while it has flouted laws against coercive abortions.
The abortion giant on Monday issued a statement lauding the activist and condemning the “scourge of coercive reproductive policies,” claiming that, “reproductive self-determination — free from coercion — is essential to strong and healthy families and, more broadly, our global society.”
There is mounting evidence that Planned Parenthood has been a key part of fostering this culture. As Live Action has previously uncovered, Planned Parenthood has helped enable sex trafficking. In a video sting in New Jersey, a Planned Parenthood manager was caught coaching a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers on how to obtain secret abortions, STD testing, and contraception for their female underage sex slaves, and make their whole operation “look as legit as possible.”
“Planned Parenthood claims to be against coerced abortions, but the abortion group’s institutional cover up of sexual abuse and sex trafficking reveals the opposite. Young girls are often coerced by their abusers and brought to Planned Parenthood abortion clinics–instead of reporting the abuse, Planned Parenthood partners with the abuser,” said Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action. “Despite any peppy words they can put out in a press release, Planned Parenthood’s cover up of sexual abuse and trafficking enables the victimization and coercion of vulnerable young girls.”
A recent report by Americans United for Life noted that, “Substantial and still-developing evidence indicates that many Planned Parenthood clinics fail to report all instances of suspected abuse, and instead advise minors and their abusers on how to circumvent the mandatory reporting laws.
Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights injustice of abortion. They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless. More information at LiveAction.org.
For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.