Washington D.C., Jun 7, 2018 / 13:04 pm
Several members of Congress have asked the federal government to investigate allegations that Planned Parenthood has covered-up acts of sexual abuse.
At a press conference held Thursday outside the Capitol Building, the members of Congress, along with pro-life group Live Action, asked the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate Planned Parenthood and other Title X fund recipients to determine if there is a widespread practice of covering up sexual abuse.
Planned Parenthood is the largest recipient of Title X family planning funds, and is required by law to report any suspected abuse.
Last week, Live Action released the first videos of its ongoing docuseries "Aiding Abusers: Planned Parenthood's Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse," as well as a report containing decades worth of examples of Planned Parenthood acting negligently in failing to report sexual abuse. Many of the stories detailed in the report were re-told on Thursday by members of Congress.