State systems are more apt to protect offending abortion clinics than sex abuse victims
Mason, Ohio — At age thirteen, she was coerced into sex by her father, and was forced to share his bed for the next five years. She did not even have her own bedroom. In November of 2004, the repeated rapes resulted in a pregnancy that her father forced her to abort. By then she was 16.

Taken to a nearby Planned Parenthood, she told a clinic worker about the incestuous relationship, but Planned Parenthood did not report the abuse, condemning her to an additional year and a half of abuse where she was essentially her father’s sex slave.
By age 18, she yearned for the abuse to stop, and began to fear that her younger sister would also fall victim to her predatory father. In May, 2006, she told an official at her high school, who finally reported the abuse.
The report led to the arrest and conviction of her dad, John Blanks, Jr., who was sentenced to five years in prison.
Now this courageous teen is suing the Planned Parenthood that aborted her child because, as mandatory reporters, if they had followed the law, it would have spared her from nearly two years of unspeakable abuse.
This case highlights the growing awareness that abortion clinics, thinking themselves to be above the law, protect sexual predators at the expense of their innocent victims.
Kansas Abortionists Unaccountable

In Wichita, Kansas, Robert Estrada was sentenced to 25 years last October for repeatedly raping his two young step-daughters beginning when they were 11 and 12 years old. The repeated attacks resulted in a total of four pregnancies, the first of which ended in an abortion. As in the Ohio case, both the abortionist, Sherman Zaremski, and the clinic workers failed to reported the abuse of the 12-year old girl, condemning the sisters to three more years of terror and rape.
Medical records obtained by former Attorney General Phill Kline discovered the abuse, but a system slow to respond to abortion-related crimes did nothing until the abuse was reported by an adoption agency a month later.
Action has yet to be taken on a complaint that was filed with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts requesting disciplinary action against Zaremski for not reporting Estrada’s abusive behavior. In fact, Zaremski successfully sued the state to make the mandatory child sex abuse reporting law discretionary.
Upside Down Indiana
In Indiana, Planned Parenthood successfully sued to block Attorney General Steve Carter from receiving abortion clinic medical records of 12 and 13 year olds in his criminal investigation into the non-reporting of child rape by abortion clinics. In a decision that turned the law on its head, the Indiana appellate court ruled that the privacy concerns of underage rape victims outweighed the state’s interest in catching and punishing their abusers.
Life Dynamics, Inc. Brings Crisis To Light

A Texas pro-life group led by Mark Crutcher, Life Dynamics, Inc., was the first to discover that abortion clinics routinely conceal known cases of child sexual abuse. It conducted an investigation by having a woman call 800 Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation offices around the country posing as a 13-year old girl who was pregnant by her 22-year old boyfriend. This age disparity would qualify the relationship as criminal sexual activity in every state. In nearly every case, the clinic either instructed the caller how to avoid having the boyfriend go to jail, coached her to maintain secrecy about the age of her boyfriend, or referred her to another abortion facility with instructions not to mention her boyfriend’s age. (Click here to read Life Dynamics, Inc.’s full report.)
The report dramatically showed how abortion clinics routinely provide cover for sexual predators, often returning vulnerable or helpless children back into the hands of their rapists, as in the tragic cases in Ohio and Kansas.
In fact, statistics provided by Life Dynamics, Inc. show a situation of crisis proportions. Adult men are responsible for 60-80% of girls under 15 who become pregnant. As the age of the girl goes down, the age of the sexual assaulter goes up. Today, the average age of men who father children with girls under 14 is older than the average age of men who father children with 18-year olds.
Grassroots Fight Back
These sad facts show a growing epidemic of sexual exploitation of underage girls, as well as a growing resistance by the abortion industry to report such crimes. Activists in many states are beginning to recognize this.
For example, in California, a grassroots effort is underway to gather signatures to place an initiative on the ballot to address this growing crisis. The initiative, known as the Child Abuse Reporting Enforcement Act of 2008 (C.A.R.E), would guarantee that medical personnel who diagnose pregnancy, complications of pregnancy, or STD’s in a young girl or boy under the age of 16 shall report a reasonable suspicion of abuse to the proper authorities.
But such efforts face an up-hill battle as the radical supporters of abortion fight to prevent mandatory reporting, especially by abortion clinics, under the guise of privacy concerns, as they have successfully done in Kansas and Indiana.

“The bottom line is that criminal conduct does not enjoy privacy protection. End of story,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, whose group has been involved in exposing and reporting abortionists who protect child sex abusers by refusing to report the crimes.
“Abortionists look the other way, or in some cases actively encourage silence because secrecy works in their favor,” said Newman. “If a child predator knows that Abortion Clinic ‘A’ will report him to the authorities, but Abortion Clinic ‘B’ will not, where do you think he is going to take his young victim? And in the meantime, Abortion Clinic ‘B’ makes money off the sick human tragedy, and that could be very important in an industry where demand is decreasing and there is more competition for every abortion dollar.”
Meanwhile, the Ohio case gives some hope that at least one Planned Parenthood abortion clinic will be held accountable for their inaction that cost a young girl an additional 18 months of sexual abuse. But Newman says that is not enough.
“States need to start taking their mandatory reporting laws more seriously, because there are countless men like John Blanks and Robert Estrada out there right now abusing young girls under the protection of our nation’s abortion mills,” said Newman. “It’s time for states to be less concerned about shielding the abortionists and more concerned about protecting defenseless little girls.”