Rapist Luis Gonztalez Jose Takes Young Girl to Planned Parenthood for an Abortion to Hide His Crime

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A shocking story is coming out of Everson, Washington, where a pre-teen was raped,  impregnated and coerced into aborting her child.

The girl’s attacker brought her to Planned Parenthood, where she lied about how she was impregnated and subsequently had an abortion.

It was August 2012 when the preteen told clinic workers that her 14-year-old boyfriend was the baby’s father — a lie that was apparently told to protect the adult male who had perpetrated the crime.

It wasn’t until six weeks later that she told authorities what really happened. As a result, in April, Luis Gonztalez-Jose, 31, pleaded guilty to second-degree rape of a child.

The horrific incident apparently occurred at a home in Whatcom County, while her mother was in the shower, reports The Bellingham Herald. Gonzalez-Jose will serve nearly seven years in prison as a result of the crime and will be deported upon release.

The case has sparked intense critique from LifeNews, a pro-life organization. In a recent article highlighting the girl’s tragic story, the outlet wrote, “The abortion business apparently did the abortion without hesitation.” The original report in the Herald noted that the girl told the clinic she could not provide her boyfriend’s address or name — key elements that, if pressed, could have helped solve the crime before her admission.

The issue here is clearly one of disclosure. If information is hidden and not given to children’s parents, then sexual crimes may go unreported. In this case, the girl did tell an investigator what happened, but what if she hadn’t? Would Gonzalez-Jose still be free to continuing assaulting her and other young women?

In an interview with LifeNews, Mark Crutcher, head of Life Dynamics, another pro-life group, said that Planned Parenthood and other clinics are sometimes used to hide sexual crimes against minors.

“The abortion lobby is engaged in a pedophile protection racket and protecting pedophiles who rape underage girls,” Crutcher said. “These abortion clinics receive money from the federal government. We are literally paying for the rape of our young daughters.”

Rapist Luis Gonztalez Jose Takes Young Girl to Planned Parenthood for an Abortion to Hide His Crime

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards introduces US President Barack Obama before he addresses the Planned Parenthood Gala in Washington on April 26, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

This is certainly a bold accusation — one that may come with some caveats. While these clinics may not purposefully be protecting pedophiles and sexual criminals, inadvertently, by not collecting the adequate information and by not informing families of what is happening with their children’s health, it is true that these crimes may — and sometimes do — go unreported (LifeNews has additional analysis).

Planned Parenthood has made it known that the organization, if state law permits it, will treat young people without the consent of their parents; the practice is highly controversial. Consider this description, published on the organization’s web site, of parental consent as it pertains to the state of Ohio (emphasis added):

At Planned Parenthood, we support healthy family communication about sexuality and sexual health issues, and will help you get a conversation going with your kids. We also know that for many young people, talking with their parents about sexual behavior and sexual health issues can be difficult or impossible. While we do encourage our younger clients to involve a parent or another trusted adult in decisions to use birth control, Ohioans under the age of 18 do not need parental consent to access sexual health care. Planned Parenthood provides confidential support and sexual health services for young people without the need for parental consent.

Washington State also does not require parental involvement in these decisions, which is likely why the girl in this incident was able to have an abortion, while giving minimal details about how the pregnancy occurred. There are clearly some troubling ramifications to this dynamic, as evidenced in how the story turned out.

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(H/T: LifeNews)

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