April 5, 2005
Cincinnati, OH (LifeNews.com) -- A southwest Ohio Planned Parenthood abortion business is the subject of lawsuit filed by the parents of a 14 year-old girl who they say was coerced into having an abortion after she was statutorily raped by her 21 year-old boyfriend.
Attorney Thomas Condit filed suit against Planned Parenthood of the Southwest Ohio Region on behalf of a Hamilton County couple.
The case, filed in Hamilton County's Court of Common Pleas, involves a girl who obtained an abortion at Planned Parenthood's Auburn Avenue facility on March 30, 2004.
The complaint alleges that Planned Parenthood violated Ohio law, which requires parents of a teenager to be notified before an abortion can be performed. The couple says the abortion business never told them they would be performing an abortion on their daughter.
The lawsuit contends the teenager provided Planned Parenthood with her father's name and contact information before the abortion.
The suit alleges that the girl's boyfriend misrepresented himself as her stepbrother to cover up the statutory rape and he paid for the abortion with a credit card.
Condit is associated with the Life Legal Defense Foundation, a pro-life law firm, and the group believes this case is one of many instances where Planned Parenthood has attempted to cover up statutory rape in order to sell abortions.
"Tom Condit is doing a wonderful thing by helping to expose Planned Parenthood in the case of Jane Roe," said Dana Cody, the director of the firm. "We've suspected for a long time that Planned Parenthood frequently abets sexual predators in their exploitation of minor females. We're glad that one of the victims has finally come forward to call Planned Parenthood to task."
Planned Parenthood abortion businesses in Kansas and Indiana are currently under investigation by attorney generals in those states for allegations of covering up statutory rape and performing abortions on minors who are victims.
The couple's lawsuit seeks $50,000 in damages, any further relief determined by the court, plus any attorney or court fees.
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