Washington, D.C. – Today, Live Action released a new investigative report and the first part of a docuseries, revealing Planned Parenthood’s decades-long pattern of helping child sex abusers cover up their crimes. The abortion chain has been caught repeatedly performing abortions on abuse victims as young as 12 and 13 years old, failing to report suspected sexual abuse to authorities, and sending victims back to their abusers.
The report, titled “Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood’s Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse”, comes less than a week after the Trump administration proposed new rules for the Title X “family planning” grant program that contained a provision requiring Title X recipients to comply with state laws for reporting suspected child sexual abuse and rape.
Since 1999, federal regulations have made clear the expectation that Title X grantees would follow state laws mandating the reporting of suspected child sexual abuse and rape. The proposed rules would strengthen the reporting language, now requiring all Title X recipients to follow the laws and document how they handle reporting sex crimes against children.
Planned Parenthood is the largest recipient of Title X funding, receiving about $60 million annually through the program, as well as the nation’s largest abortion provider. The group has organized protests at congressional offices across the country this week in response to the proposed rule changes.
The Live Action report contains a series of court cases, state health department reports, testimonies from former Planned Parenthood employees, interviews with sex trafficking survivors published by Loyola University, and two of Live Action’s previous undercover investigations that all show a deliberate pattern of child sexual abuse and human trafficking cover-up at Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood abortionists and their staffs are mandatory reporters of suspected abuse in most states, yet former employees have spoken of an unwritten “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding the potential sexual abuse of children.
“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,” said Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action. “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.”
Click here for the full report.
Click here for first two short videos in the series.