Monday, October 30, 2017

Psychological association says 14-year-olds can't safely cross the street alone. Have an abortion? Sure.

Did your parents ever let you walk home from school? If so, the American Psychological Association (APA) wouldn’t have been pleased. According to the APA, kids shouldn’t even be crossing the street. Its Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance published a study that found children under 14 “lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to safely cross a busy road consistently.”

Apparently their judgement isn’t totally useless, though: the APA doesn’t have a problem with minors walking into an abortion clinic (provided they don’t cross any streets, of course). Claiming “there is no empirical evidence to suggest that adolescents by about age 14 are less competent to consent to abortion than adults,” the APA has opposed laws requiring both parents to be notified if their minor child seeks one.

For child sex predators, that’s great news. When minors get pregnant, people should ask questions. Colorado’s Office of Children, Youth, & Families thinks so, anyway. It advises caution when a child under 14 “becomes pregnant or contracts a venereal disease.” Staff at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains weren’t so worried: they said nothing when Timothy Smith brought his 13-year-old stepdaughter in after impregnating her. As one employee admitted, “being thirteen and pregnant alone is not a red flag” there. After the evidence was killed, the abuse resumed.

The staff that helped Edgar Ramirez took a similar approach. He got them to perform an abortion on his 13-year-old daughter and then another one less than 6 months later. And while she didn’t receive much concern, Planned Parenthood did give her something: an IUD.

Planned Parenthood also didn’t report Cary Cross when he brought his 13-year-old stepdaughter in either. Instead, they referred her for an abortion at 20 weeks. Other child rapists like John Blanks, Jr., Luis Gonzalez-Jose, Andrew King, John Haller, Adam Gault, and Grey David Woods got a hand from America’s largest abortion chain too. And cover-up abortions aren’t just an American problem. A man in Canada made his 13-year-old stepdaughter have two abortions to hide the fact he was abusing her. His crimes only came to light when he was caught assaulting another girl.

These are only a few of the cases that have come to light; there’s no way to know how many victims suffer in silence. Even when they do speak up, there’s no guarantee it’ll do any good. As Live Action’s Sarah Terzo has documented, “choice provider” Willie Parker has acknowledged at least one incident in which he knowingly turned an incest victim back over to her abuser. That fits with how a New Jersey Planned Parenthood clinic director responded to people claiming to be human traffickers; she had no problem arranging abortions for child prostitutes who “can’t speak English” and “won’t know what’s going on.”

If this doesn’t sit right with you, tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions you want an investigation into the abortion industry, starting with Planned Parenthood—the recipient of over half a billion dollars in federal funding. Because while there may be some debate over when children should start crossing the street, the threat posed by child abusers and those who enable them is perfectly clear.

[Today's guest post by Adam Peters is part of our paid blogging program.]

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