Planned Parenthood Alabama ‘Bending the Rules’ of Mandatory Reporting

Employee Admits ‘Bending the Rules’ for Sexual Abuse

This is an attempt by pro-abortion folks to deliberately undermine enforcement of current laws against statutory rape.  Does anyone reading this have standing and cause to file a complaint with the Alabama Medical Association against this Dr. Bates?  I ask rather than encourage.  This is hearsay evidence; this doctor might instead be of the complete opposite mind.

BIRMINGHAM, June 30, 2009 ( – A Planned Parenthood counselor in Birmingham was caught on hidden camera telling an alleged 14-year-old statutory rape victim that the clinic “does sometimes bend the rules a little bit” rather than report sexual abuse to state authorities. This is the seventh Planned Parenthood clinic implicated in a multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate and unlawful suppression of evidence of statutory rape. (View video here )

She then tells Rose that the clinic manager, OB/GYN Dr. Desiree Bates, “sometimes does bend the rules a little bit” and states that “whatever you tell us stays within these walls” and “we can’t disclose any information to anybody.”

However, Alabama code 26-14-3 requires [emphasis mine] health professionals to disclose suspected cases of sexual abuse to state officials immediately.

See the entire article at

Thanks (yet again) to the Alliance Defense Fund and their email alert to the Life Site News article.  These are two excellent organizations and resources to us.


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