Hannity: Planned Parenthood covered up statutory rape
posted at 5:45 pm on April 14, 2008 by Ed Morrissey
Red meat doesn’t get much redder than this. Sean Hannity and Ainsley Earhardt revisit the calls where Planned Parenthood accepted donations specifically to abort black babies, but then add another issue: does PP follow the law in reporting suspected child abuse? Apparently not in the case of the Wallace family, whose 14-year-old daughter got pressured into an abortion by the child’s father — her 21-year-old soccer coach. In Ohio, sex with a 13- and 14-year-old girl would be statutory rape. The soccer coach paid for the abortion and later posed as the 14-year-old girl’s father to ensure that the clinic would perform the abortion:
Hannity and Earhardt fault the clinic for failing to notify the parents, but that charge seems a little thin. According to the reporting, they called the number provided by the girl for the parents. However, they have a duty to report child abuse, and this certainly had all the indications of that kind of situation. The family has sued the PP clinic, and the Ohio Supreme Court will rule on whether they can access the medical records at the clinic to determine whether they ever bother to do so.
One final thought: how many believed that the “What will you do when you see the baby in heaven” question was needlessly exploitive?