Lawsuit Says Planned Parenthood Failed to Report Abuse
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - A teenage girl is suing Cincinnati's
Planned Parenthood claiming the agency didn't report her claim of
sexual abuse to the authorities.
The suit claims the girl told clinic workers that she was being
sexually abused by her father when he took her there for an
abortion in 2004. The suit, filed yesterday in Warren County Common
Pleas Court, says the abuse continued for another year and a half
because no police report was filed.
The president of Planned Parenthood's Southwest Ohio Region
disputes the claim, saying that they would have reported any abuse
allegations as required by law.
The girl eventually told her future college sports coach about
the abuse, and her father was sentenced to five years in prison.