Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

December 22, 2005

Protecting Rapists in the Name of Choice

Filed under: — Different River @ 3:46 am

Dawn Eden found this interesting item:

The Web site for Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, the San Francisco chapter of Margaret Sanger’s organization, features a section of “Shared Stories,”, which it describes as “real stories” from its customers. Here is what was, at the time this post originally appeared (Dec. 12), the top story listed in the section, exactly as it appeared on the site (before Planned Parenthood Golden Gate covered its tracks [i.e., deleted the item from its web site --DR]):

It Keeps Us Safe

I was raped at 11, by my 17 year old boyfriend. I chose not to tell my parents because I didn’t think their involvement would help, that was the right choice for me. Planned Parethood helped me deal with the aftermath of the rape allowing me to deal and cope as best as I could in my own way. I was 14 when I decided to start having sex, the day I made that choice I made an appointment to get birth control pills. I’m 17 now, I’ve been with my current boyfriend for about two years. During that time i’ve been HIV and STD tested four times. Right now I’m sitting in the waiting room while my boyfriend gets the results for his HIV test. We love each other so we’re responsible and Planned Parenthood helps us to do that.

- name withheld -

“It Keeps Us Safe”? Safe from what? Safe from parents finding out their little girls were raped? It certainly doesn’t keep children safe from rapists.

To recap: An 11-year-old girl walked into Planned Parenthood, saying she had been raped. Not just statutory rape, either; forcible rape.

Planned Parenthood assured the girl that it would not contact her parents, and it was true to its word. Likewise, it must not have contacted the authorities either, otherwise the parents would certainly have been notified.

Thanks to Planned Parenthood, the rapist remained at large, still free to attack other little girls.

This is, of course, not the first time something like this has been reported. It’s just the first time Planned Parenthood has been caught bragging about it.

Mark Shea summarized it quite succinctly:

If you cover up the rape of a minor and you are a Catholic bishop, this is what is known as “crime.”

If you cover up the rape of a minor and you are Planned Parenthood, this is what is known as “heroism.”

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