Nine Indiana abortionists have been accused of breaking the law by failing to report abortions performed on girls younger than 16. Every single abortion clinic in the state is being accused facilitating abortions for minors — some as young as 12.
According to pro-life nonprofit group Indiana Right to Life, a staggering 48 consumer complaints have been lodged by parents who accuse doctors of failing to “follow the legal reporting requirements to protect young children from sex abuse.” Under state law, those who are involved in completing abortion procedures for girls younger than 16 must report the case to the Indiana Department of Child Services and the state’s Department of Health within three days of the termination.
“Some of the girls under 16 years old who had abortions that weren’t reported to DCS were as young as 12 and 13,” Indiana Right to Life stated Wednesday in a press release. “The alleged 48 instances of failure to report occurred since July 1, 2017. The 48 consumer complaints have been filed with Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and the Indiana State Department of Health. The Marion, Lake, Tippecanoe and Monroe county prosecutors have also been notified.”
“At these young and vulnerable ages, sometimes as young as 12 years old, it’s likely these pregnancies did not occur as a result of legal, consensual activity,” said Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem), author of SEA 404, the bill which introduced the new rules on reporting certain abortions.
“It’s the duty of the Department of Child Services and our law enforcement agencies to examine the circumstances behind each of the cases to determine what, if any action should be taking place to protect these young girls and to hold potential predators accountable.”
Every licensed abortion clinic in the state has been accused of the serious violations. Among them are Planned Parenthood clinics in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Bloomington and Merrillville. Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the country, has denied any wrongdoing.
“We cooperate fully with all ISDH inspections and immediately address any issues that officials share with us,” said Ali Slocum, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, according to the Indianapolis Star. “Our most recent routine ISDH inspection, conducted in March of 2018, confirmed that we are adhering to state reporting requirements for minors in our health centers.”
Abortionist Jeffrey Glazer, a physician at Women’s Med Center of Indianapolis, has had 11 complaints made against him.
“Abortion doctor Jeffrey Glazer, Medical Director for South Bend’s Proposed Abortion Site, allegedly failed to report an abortion on a 12-year-old,” Indiana Right to Life added in its press release. “Glazer was recently listed as the medical director for Whole Woman’s Health Alliance’s proposed abortion facility in South Bend. The state denied its license application citing poor character and integrity of that company.”
As noted in the release, in the state of Indiana it is a crime for “a person 18 or over to engage in any sexual activity with a child under age 16.”
In 2017, Indiana lawmakers clarified state reporting requirements, “instructing abortion doctors to report all abortions on girls under 16 to ISDH and DCS within three days of the abortion.”
(H/T: Indianapolis Star)