We are grieving and deeply in prayer over the Planned Parenthood scandal regarding the harvesting and sale of aborted babies. Just when we think we have finally heard the most depraved practice, another video is released with yet another atrocity.
There is growing state opposition to funding the organization.
While we are reeling from the reckless disregard for God’s law, we learn that Planned Parenthood also breaks man’s law—freely—and apparently without consequence.
The law designates certain organizations and persons as “mandatory reporters,” which means that if they have knowledge that abuse is perpetrated against a minor, they are required to notify law enforcement. Mandatory reporters include teachers, pastors, doctors, and many others.
Planned Parenthood apparently believes it is above the law. From a recent news story: “A new report from the Alabama state health department confirms that the Planned Parenthood abortion business failed to report the rapes of a fourteen-year-old girl who ultimately had two abortions during a four-month time period” (source).
Under the law, Planned Parenthood, as a mandatory reporter dealing with a minor, had a legal burden to report this to law enforcement, yet chose not to. This is not the first incidence of such disregard.
Will Planned Parenthood face any consequences for their actions?