By Brittany Jones, Esq., policy manager for Family Policy Alliance®
You are probably aware that Planned Parenthood aborts well over 300,000 babies a year, they have been caught selling aborted baby body parts, and they are pushing their way into providing hormones for people to “transition to the opposite sex.” Now there’s yet another reason to oppose the government giving any more of our money to Planned Parenthood. They have been caught aiding child sex traffickers.
This information was brought to light in a LiveAction video showing a Planned Parenthood worker giving a pimp advice about how to evade parental consent requirements for medical services and advising him how soon after an abortion a girl could be sold for sex. In response to this video, instead of punishing those involved in aiding the sex trafficker and training their employees to recognize sexual abuse and trafficked victims – Planned Parenthood began teaching their employees how to recognize when they were being recorded. Former Planned Parenthood staffers have even said that reporting sex trafficking & sexual abuse was discouraged, when in fact in most states “health care providers” are mandatory reporters of sexual abuse.
Research shows that Planned Parenthood has repeatedly and flagrantly ignored mandatory reporting laws. A study of survivors of human trafficking found that forced or coerced abortions is a major problem in human trafficking, and that many of these coerced abortions are performed by Planned Parenthood. Notably the study reports one of the survivors saying, “At least one of my abortions was from Planned Parenthood because they didn’t ask any questions.”
LiveAction’s newest report, supported by their video work, details the pervasive culture in Planned Parenthood of covering up human trafficking and child sexual abuse. One video shows several former staff members of Planned Parenthood talking about how they were told to ignore clear signs of abuse, coercion, and the trafficking of young girls. A former Health/Title X Training Manager says, “Planned Parenthood actually allows victims of human trafficking to be victims of human trafficking. And they’re ok with that.” All of this evidence is compounded by LiveAction’s newest video, detailing the stories of abuse of several young girls by older men, and Planned Parenthood’s complicity in covering up their abuse.
There are signs of hope in ending one of the largest taxpayer funded gravy trains that supports Planned Parenthood. Proposed Title X regulations would deny Title X grant funding to Planned Parenthood and other organizations that commit abortions or refer for abortions, but it also requires organizations that receive Title X funds to follow state mandatory reporting laws. This seems like common sense, but before this new rule, the Title X regulation merely suggested that Title X recipients follow the law.
Along with our state and national alliance, Family Policy Alliance has been pushing for Title X funds to be withdrawn from abortion providers and for an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s illegal practices for years. If you haven’t yet, thank President Trump and the Department of Health and Human Services for proposing this new regulation to Title X. This is a huge step in the right direction, but we must continue to urge Congress to completely defund Planned Parenthood. We are thankful for your partnership as we all continue to fight for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.