On April 3, 2008, state authorities carried-out an armed raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) facility in Eldorado, Texas. They were acting on suspicions that some members of this religious sect were sexually exploiting children and others were concealing it.
Before long, the State of Texas had taken custody of more than 400 children and isolated them from their parents. Now, even the most ardent defenders of this action are conceding that the evidence being acted upon may turn out to be a little flimsy and the roundup overly broad. Time will be the judge of that. My suspicion is that unless mass indictments are eventually returned, the State of Texas is going to have a lot of explaining to do.
Obviously, any decent person understands that society has an obligation to protect children against sexual predators. They also have an obligation to act against adults who fail to protect children against sexual predators. In fact, that is the most common justification given for separating the children in the Eldorado raid from their parents.
If this all turns out to be legitimate, I say drop the parents in jail right along side the perps. They deserve each other. But I also want to know why everyone suspected of being involved in the cover-up of child sexual abuse are not the targets of such investigations.
As you may recall, we conducted a three-month undercover investigation in which we recorded over 800 calls to Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facilities across America – including Texas. Our female caller portrayed a 13-year-old girl who was pregnant by an adult and wanted an abortion in order to hide the illegal sexual relationship from her parents and the authorities. On the tapes, many of the clinic workers are heard telling the caller that this situation was unlawful and that they were legally mandated to report it to the state. However, even after acknowledging this, 91% of the 800 facilities contacted agreed to illegally conceal it. Representatives of these organizations—often operating on tax dollars—routinely instructed a child who they believed to be a sexual assault victim to:
• lie about or conceal her age
• lie about or conceal the age of the man who impregnated her
• participate in illegal activity in order to circumvent the state’s parental notification law
• use a fictitious name, phone number or address when she came to the facility
• keep the situation hidden by altering what she would say when she came to the facility
• be more careful about what information she gave out and to whom
Many clinic representatives told the caller that they deal with this situation “all the time” and that the advice they were giving her is the way they normally handle it. Any way you cut it, we caught these people red-handed. The tapes from our investigation prove beyond any reasonable doubt that Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation are running a nationwide pedophile protection racket. To read our complete report on this issue, take your blood pressure medicine and go to ChildPredators.com.
The reality is, we have an epidemic of child sexual abuse in this country. The most reliable studies show that among girls 15 and younger who get pregnant in the United States, 60% to 80% are impregnated by adults. We also know that 15 to 19 year old girls have the highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the country and that the majority were contracted from adult men. The evidence goes on and on but it always leads to the same conclusion. Underage girls are being sexually abused at a rate that is unprecedented in American history.
I would also point out that facilities which offer pregnancy tests, STD treatments, birth control and abortions are, by far, the most common places these girls are going to show up. So while the situation in Eldorado affects only a tiny fraction of the potential child sexual abuse victims in America, Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facilities see them by the tens-of-thousands every year. Yet we have been spectacularly unsuccessful in getting law enforcement to investigate the undeniable fact that these two organizations are openly flaunting every state’s mandatory reporting laws. As amazing as it sounds, in the overwhelming majority of jurisdictions, when pro-lifers bring this up to the authorities – they threaten the pro-lifers! What we have discovered is that most law enforcement agencies in this country are simply afraid of the abortion lobby.
The bottom line is, America’s epidemic of child sexual abuse is a national disgrace and the response of law enforcement to it is a scandal. I challenge anyone to show me the difference between an adult who chooses to ignore the sexual abuse of children in the FLDS facility, and the law enforcement official who chooses not to enforce laws designed to protect children who end up at Planned Parenthood or the National Abortion Federation. Like I said, it’s a national scandal.