Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Planned Parenthood and Human Trafficking

A little background: A man went into Planned Parenthood, posing as a pimp and saying he wanted his underage prostitutes to get abortions and birth control. The idea was to expose the organization, so they can point a finger and say "hey look, everyone, this abortion mill aids in human sex trafficking!!!!"

And it pissed me off.

The clinic wasn't supporting the pimp, they were supporting women. The truth is, most teenage prostitutes don't choose "the life," they're conned into it and are forced to stay by their abusive pimps. Their lives are bad enough, why can't they have birth control? Why can't they terminate their unwanted pregnancies? Especially since those pregnancies weren't from boyfriends, or even consensual one-night stands, but basically arose from rape that someone else benefited from. I'm just shocked they didn't recommend the girls get HIV testing as well. Yes, they were technically aiding and abetting, and they should have reported the man, but in that position, I would have been more than willing to make sure those girls got birth control.

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