On March 4, 2020, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case June Medical Services v. Gee, the first significant case to deal with abortion that the court has taken up since 2016. The court will determine the constituently of a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. 

In a shocking twist to the case, The Washington Times has reported that the Louisiana Department of Justice has uncovered evidence that, “Hope Medical Group for Women, an abortion provider in Shreveport and subsidiary of June Medical Services, hid evidence of criminal and professional misconduct from the high court.” 

This recent discovery seems to lend further credence to the contention that this clinic, and abortion clinics in general, may not be interested in protecting women’s health despite their claims to do so.

In a horrifying revelation, “the Louisiana attorney general’s office said the state’s abortion clinics have a disturbing pattern of failing to report rapes, and that a survey it conducted showed that between 2013 and 2018 at least 66 abortions were performed on girls 11, 12 or 13 years old. The ages indicate that the girls were survivors of rape.”

Though abortion clinics often tout their mission of protecting women’s health, this provides further evidence that they do exactly the opposite.

When an abortionist performs an abortion on a young girl, often the evidence of the sexual abuse is covered up, and the crime isn’t reported. The girl is then sent back with her abuser, where the abuse continues.

In 2015, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) released a report detailing seven instances where Planned Parenthood helped cover up the abuse of a young girls. In one instance out of Colorado, “A 13-year-old girl was brought to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains by her abusive stepfather for an abortion. Despite different last names and requests for birth control made by the rapist, Planned Parenthood did not report any suspected abuse, performed the abortion and sent her home with her rapist who continued to abuse her.”

In an even more horrific case from Connecticut, “A 14-year-old girl was impregnated by a 21-year-old three times in six months. Each time, she was taken to the Planned Parenthood clinic in Norwich for an abortion.” Planned Parenthood’s thrice-over failure to report the possible instances of rape, combined with their abortion services for the girl, allowed the sexual abuse to continue. 

About the Hope Medical case, Louisiana Attorney General (AG) Jeff Landry tweeted, “We have a legal obligation to report potentially criminal activity to law enforcement & licensing authorities. Shockingly, Hope Medical is refusing to unseal this evidence & permit us to carry out our legal duties.” 

AG Landry also released a statement, which read, “I am deeply concerned about the basic health and safety of Louisiana women. Hope’s continued efforts to hide this information from the Supreme Court and to block reporting to proper authorities casts serious doubt on Hope and its abortion providers’ claims that it represents the interests of Louisiana women.”

In addition, AG Landry has asked the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a seal placed on the case by a lower federal district judge. Allowing the release of the information would permit a criminal referral against the clinic to go forward. 

Hope Medical Group did not respond to emails from The Washington Times seeking a comment about the revelations. 

Once again, we have seen that abortion clinics are generally more concerned about making a quick dollar than they are about truly protecting women’s health.

Let’s pray justice is done in this case, for the sake of all the young girls that have been harmed by Hope Medical’s aiding and abetting of rapists.