Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Planned Parenthood investigation called for in Indiana

An Indiana state representative wants a full-fledged investigation of Planned Parenthood facilities in that state.

The call is from Representative Jackie Walorski in the aftermath of a recorded undercover investigation by Lila Rose, president of Live Action Films, that revealed staffers trying to help what they believed to be a 13-year-old girl who was impregnated by a 31-year-old man, get an abortion -- allegedly pushing aside the responsibility to report it as statutory rape.

"Indiana state laws...are in place to protect that minor, and there were so many egregious violations from the employee not wanting to know the age of the supposed man that impregnated this minor, which in this case was a statutory rape charge, which is a felony in Indiana," she explains. "And then we have a mandatory reporting of a sexual abuse crime in Indiana which is a misdemeanor. They blew through that as well."

Walorski, who notes that two clinics were caught red-handed, wants her call for an investigation to be taken seriously because of the number of potential victims. "I think that an agency like Planned Parenthood in the state of Indiana services, I believe something like, 95,000 women a year; and of those 95,000, just a little over 11,000 are girls under the age of 17," she points out.

She hopes the state will cut off Medicare funds to Planned Parenthood if the allegations prove to be true. ChristianNewswire.com notes Rose's footage is the second video revealed in a series of investigations that document "how secret abortions keep young girls trapped in cycles of sexual abuse."


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