This piece first appeared online at Human Events on March 5, 2012.
Calls for Planned Parenthood oversight hearings get louder
by Audrey Hudson
Denise Fairbanks was 16 years old when her father took her to the Planned Parenthood clinic in southwest Ohio for an abortion in 2004.
Her father gave his consent for the procedure, helped his daughter do the paperwork, and was by her side nearly every step of the way, according to court documents.
But when Planned Parenthood, which bills itself as “America’s most trusted provider of reproductive healthcare,” goes before a judge in May to defend its actions in this case, it won’t be for violating parental consent laws.
Instead, Planned Parenthood must tell the court why it did not report to police that she had been raped. According to the court complaint, Fairbanks said she had been repeatedly sexually abused by her father since she was 13 years old.
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