Sunday, September 18, 2005


Pro-life activists met with one of Colorado’s Deputy Attorney Generals, Jason Dunn, and prosecutor Jeanne Smith to inform them of abortion industry violations state-wide of the mandatory reporting law for suspicion of sexual activity with underage children.  Colorado’s law does not empower the Attorney General’s office to investigate or prosecute local crimes.  However, Colorado Right to Life vice president Leslie Hanks, sidewalk counselor Jo Scott, and Denver Bible Church pastor Bob Enyart argued that this matter rose to the level of the Attorney General’s office because of its multi-jurisdictional nature.  Also, the pro-lifers asked Dunn to recommend that Attorney General John Suthers use the lawful authority he does possess to issue a statement to make statewide local law enforcement aware that, because of apparent violations of mandatory reporting, abortion clinics are systematically aiding those who commit incest and rape against children in the cover-up of these crimes.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and the National Abortion Federation, operate facilities across the state, from Ft. Collins, through Denver and Colorado Springs, to Durango.  Longtime prosecutor Smith was familiar with the frequent prosecutions throughout Colorado of sexual predators for crimes against minors, but could not recall any examples of cases arising from abortion clinics complying with Colorado’s mandatory reporting law.  Smith, and Deputy Attorney General Dunn, stated that in preparation for this meeting they had discussed the possibility of multi-jurisdictional issues.  The pro-lifers played recorded phone-call evidence, obtained by Life Dynamics of Denton Texas, of Colorado abortion clinics telling a woman posing as a 13-year-old to forget that you told us the 22-year-old age of the man who had impregnated her.  Both lawyers indicated that such information seemed insufficient to prompt the AG to investigate.  Enyart indicated the statistical evidence, since studies show that 60% to 80% of young teens impregnated have been violated by adults, and many of those children are brought to abortion clinics, and yet Colorado’s law requiring reporting from such workers who “suspect” is utterly ignored.  The officials asked if the pro-lifers had direct evidence that any abortion organization had centralized training procedures or policies specifically designed to evade the mandatory reporting law, which the pro-lifers did not.  Leslie Hanks then said, “These are children’s lives that are being ruined.  This seems so wrong, that you are telling us that, as citizens, Colorado’s Attorney General’s office cannot look into the evidence, and that we, as citizens, are the ones who would have to investigate.”

Aside from informing these officials of this concern, the September 16, 2005 meeting yielded three action items.  The Deputy AG agreed to raise the matter with Suthers of the AG issuing a statement to law enforcement; the Deputy agreed to inform the pro-lifers of the outcome of that request; and it was agreed that both parties would gather further information and meet again, possibly next month.

This report should not be understood to imply that abortion clinics would be less condemnable if they reported rather than systematically ignored their suspicion of child rape.  Abortion clinics murder unborn children.  And abortion is always wrong.  In this instance, our love and concern for violated young teenagers who get brought to an abortion clinic, often by the very adult who raped them, parallels our effort to save the life of each and every unborn child, and to expose the wickedness of the abortion industry.