See Planned Parenthood at it again in Ohio over parental consent... for a report on the other case in Ohio and how the two relate and how the media ignores these cases.
Also, see Hats off to ABC for taking on an issue that concerns pro-lifers with fair and balanced coverage..
Providence or Coincidence: Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Christmas Gift Certificates, ABC News and the pro-life movement
Pro-life video subpoenaed in Indiana as Providence unfolds this Christmas season...
Colmes defends Planned Parenthood on Hannity and Colmes for same thing in Indiana with video documented proof....
Ohio and Idaho
Planned Parenthood Covers Up Ohio Incest-"According to a press release from the Idaho Values Alliance, Julia Piercey, who served as the Director of Education and Training for Boise's Planned Parenthood (PP) affiliate, will be named as a defendant in a civil suit against PP. Ms. Piercey allegedly broke Ohio state law by refusing to report the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl at the hands of her own father.
The complaint alleges that:
Ms. Fairbanks' father had not only abused her since she was 13, he got her pregnant at age 16, at which point he brought her to the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Cincinnate where Ms. Piercey, as the Vice President of Education and Training, was in charge of training Planned Parenthood's employees. She was responsible to ensure that they understood their legal duty to report knowledge or suspicion of the sexual abuse of minors.
Alarmingly, a note in Ms. Piercey’s own handwriting reveals that Planned Parenthood had adopted a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy with regard to the sexual abuse of minors.
Despite the fact that Ms. Fairbanks informed Planned Parenthood’s staff that she had been forced to engage in sexual acts, Planned Parenthood staff did not report the suspected abuse to law enforcement officials, as they were required to do under Ohio law.
Since the Southwest Ohio PP went ahead and performed the abortion requested by Ms. Fairbanks' father to cover up his crime, and did not report the abuse of Ms. Fairbanks' to authorities, the incest continued. In fact, Ms. Fairbanks' continued to be abused for another year and a half. It was stopped only when Ms. Fairbanks' confided in her future college basketball coach, and he reported the abuse to authorities.
No thanks to Planned Parenthood, the father is now in prison.
Unfortunately, that is not the only case that Ms. Piercey's clinic covered up. In another similar situation, a 21-year-old soccer coach started a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl on his team, impregnated her, and took her to the same clinic for an abortion. He claimed to be her brother (despite a different last name) and paid for the abortion using a credit card. PP never even bothered to verify whether or not her parents had given consent to the abortion or tried to find out how old the girl's sexual partner was.
Eventually the coach was found out and spent three years in prison for sexual battery - again with no thanks to PP.
Amazingly enough, Ms. Piercey's clinic did not report a single instance of suspected sexual abuse from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2004. The latter case is tied up in court right now because PP is resisting requests to divulge statistical information on the number of abortions it performs.
The bad news is that Ms. Piercey now serves in that same capacity for the Boise, Idaho, PP affiliate.
There seems to be a pattern of failing to report minor sexual abuse going on here. Bryan Fischer, Executive Director of Idaho Values Alliance, says "It's hard not to suspect that Planned Parenthood avoids reporting requirements for the crassest of reasons: money. Doing abortions on minors is a gravy train for them, and they don't want a little think like obeying the law to interfere with that. If adult perpetrators know they'll get reported, they will be less inclined to bring minors in for abortions. And abortions represent big money for Planned Parenthood."Seconding the complaint of Big Media willingful ignorance thus public ignorance
Media Ignores Sexual Abuse of Idaho Girls-The Idaho Values Alliance issued a press release earlier this week, raising serious questions about a Planned Parenthood staffer who transferred here after being accused of covering up the sexual abuse of a teenage girl in Ohio.
Ms. Julia Piercey serves as the Director of Education & Training for Boise Planned Parenthood.
She used to have the same job in Ohio until she was named as a defendant in a civil suit for failing the abuse of a 16 year old girl at the hands of her father.
Attorneys for the girl presented a note to Ohio staffers, written in the hand of Ms. Piercey, informing them that the Planned Parenthood had adopted a policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” when confronted with girls seeking abortion or contraceptive services. This note serves as prima facie evidence that Planned Parenthood of Ohio willfully determined to violate Ohio Law – which requires medical personnel to report suspected cases of abuse to law enforcement.
In his Monday press release, Bryan Fischer, Executive Director of IVA, observed “Ms. Piercey evidently teaches Planned Parenthood staff to operate like this with young, pregnant, teenage girls: ‘We won’t ask if you if you’ve been sexually abused by an older male, we hope you won’t tell us if you have, and even if you do, we will do our best to find a way to cover it up.”
Pastor Fischer called on the media and public to demand an accounting from Planned Parenthood of Idaho: Is Ms. Piercey still training staff to cover up the abuse of teenage girls?
But his plea for protection and accountability went ignored by the state’s major media.
Perhaps they had bigger stories; after all, what are a few dozen, or few hundred, victimized girls?
But, more likely, the big TV and newspaper outlets simply don’t want to further damage the reputation of Planned Parenthood. (Don’t forget the fact that the Statesman is a big donor to Planned Parenthood of Idaho).
This brewing scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. All across the country, Planned Parenthood operates largely outside of the law which applies to others. And they are almost never brought to account.
Long before Ms. Piercey arrived in Idaho, there was strong evidence to believe that Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers were systematically avoiding their responsibilities under Idaho’s Child Protective Act (IC 16-1619) to report the sexual abuse of Idaho girls.
Research we began several years found a disturbing discrepancy between known cases of teenage pregnancy/abortions and reported cases of teenage girl sexual abuse. In 2000, for example, there were 822 pregnancies among Idaho girls under 17; yet only 106 cases of suspected sexual abuse were reported to Idaho law enforcement. Even more disturbing, we estimated that only 7 of those reports came from medical personnel. (And these figures don't even begin to touch the number of girls being preyed upon by an adult male, but who did not become pregnant due to contraceptives provided without question by Planned Parenthood).
Granted, these figures are only estimates – the shroud of “privacy” around abortion makes it very difficult for an organization like ours to get to the truth. Officials like Attorney General Lawrence Wasden would have to find the will to use their power to subpoena records and demand accountability from the “missionaries of misery” at Planned Parenthood.
But we DO know from numerous national studies that a large proportion of teenage pregnancies are the result of older sexual predators.
At this point, we can only wonder how long Idaho’s media will serve as co-conspirators in the widespread victimization of Idaho’s vulnerable teenage girls."
I second this article and also apply it to Big Media.