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Planned Parenthood fights Illinois bill requiring wider reporting of sexual abuse

Catholic World News - March 15, 2011

Planned Parenthood representatives are lobbying against passage of legislation in Illinois that would expand the number of people required by law to report suspected sexual abuse of children.

Current law classifies only paid professional staff members at Planned Parenthood clinics as mandated reporters. Live Action--the group that has exposed Planned Parenthood clinics for providing help to visitors who identified themselves as operating an underage prostitution ring--points out that the new law would require receptionists and volunteers to report abuse.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Mar. 16, 2011 9:37 AM ET USA

    What caring adult would ever send a child that has been sexually abused back out to be abused all over again? The more we hear about the shameful behavior of those working at Planned Parenthood, the more we should work to de-fund their gruesome work. Pray and work for the passage of this law in Illinois and in every state. Pray that both health professionals and volunteers will leave PP and go to work at the hundreds of Health Centers in our country that value women and their children

  • Posted by: rpp - Mar. 15, 2011 10:54 PM ET USA

    Why on Earth would anyone who actually has more than one chromosome, let alone 23 pairs, oppose this?

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