Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson has revealed that staff at her abortion clinic would regularly shun laws to report sexual abuse. In a recent webcast, several abortion workers revealed that their clinics would fail to report cases of minor’s who were receiving an abortion that was likely to be as a result of sexual abuse.
Former abortion worker at Delta Women’s Clinic, Shelley Guillory explains how her place of work got around the laws that require a minor to be accompanied by an adult and given parental consent for the abortion.
“When a minor came in, what was originally supposed to be done was that the parent was supposed to come in with the minor, [and we] verified [that they were a parent] through her birth certificate and mom or dad’s driver’s license. And then they would go through with the counseling process,” she said.
“Well, that was never done at our clinic,” she added. Indeed, many of those adults bringing a minor in for an abortion were not the child’s parent – a red flag for a case of sexual abuse. The former abortionist continued:
“Because we found that a lot of our minors were not being brought in by parents. So to get around that, we stopped doing the birth certificate verification, and just started doing this process where, okay, their driver’s license is verified – if “mom or dad’s” name was different than the child’s name, then the child had mom’s last name and then dad brought her in, and mom was remarried, and the child had dad’s last name. Now mind you, we have no idea who this child is and who is bringing this child in.”
However, in order to fill out the required paperwork, the workers went even further in their deceit and professional misconduct.
“We were also taught to prep this child from the beginning that when they came in for abortion that the person they were pregnant [by] was no more than a year older than them,” Guillory explained. “That way, no investigation had to be done as to, “How did this child get pregnant? Who got this child pregnant, and how old was the person?” So every minor that we had in, the person was only a year older than them or the same age. Which we knew was not true.”
So why would workers actively hide what is likely to have been a case of statutory rape? Really, all it came down to was convenience.
“That way we didn’t have to get any law enforcement involved because – you have to stop and think,” she said. “When we have a minor that’s come in and there’s suspected child abuse or sexual abuse we have to get law enforcement involved. Law enforcement has to be there from the beginning of the procedure to the end. They’re samples and specimens that have to be collected so they can do DNA analysis.
“Well, this makes a lot of our other patients uncomfortable. So to get around that, we started lying about ages. So we had no conflicts as far as that was concerned.”
In a case of such heinous malpractice, you would anticipate inspectors to arrive at the facility and immediately notice the doctored medical records. Instead, those tasked with enforcing state regulations simply overlooked the glaring breach of professional ethics, as Guillory explained.
“Because we always had the same state surveyors that came in. They became our friends,” she said. “We would feed them lunch. We had social chitchat. We laughed. It was never, ever a question. Never.”