Planned Parenthood held statutory rape victim hostage: police report
KENNEWICK, Washington, February 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A police investigation report reveals that staff at a Kennewick, WA Planned Parenthood abortion facility held a pregnant teen and victim of statutory rape hostage against the wishes of her father.
The September 2008 report, recently obtained by pro-life blogger ‘Abortion in Washington,’ documents the police investigation of the case of a 14-year-old un-named teen at the hands of Planned Parenthood (PP) staff worker Andrea Smasne. The girl, 22 weeks pregnant, was held by Smasne at the abortion mill against the express wishes of her father and even police directives.
The release of the documentation comes on the heels of recent Live Action sting operation, which found that Planned Parenthood staffers around the country were willing to aid and abet the sex trafficking of minors. Live Action has released videos of seven PP facilities in four different states.
The police report indicated that the 20-year-old father of the girl’s unborn child was under police investigation for sexual misconduct in relation to the young girl’s pregnancy. By law, the young girl’s pregnancy would have been considered statutory rape and her father would have been legally responsible for her.
However, according to the report, Planned Parenthood staffer Smasne defended her right to refuse the father access to his daughter, saying the girl was afraid of her father and did not want him to be there. Police officer Wayne Meyer indicated that he asked the staff worker to release the teen to her father and was told she was “emancipated” according to the legal staff at PP.
“I then asked Smasne how old the patient was. She advised the female patient was 14yoa,” reads the report. “I then asked why they would tell the father he had to leave if his juvenile age daughter was there. At that point Smasne stated that once the juvenile is pregnant, the juvenile is emancipated, and further stated the father had no right to be present if the patient did not want him there.”
The police report indicates that the officer contacted the City Attorney’s office to find whether the girl was in fact emancipated. “A Juvenile,” said the city attorney, “is not emancipated simply by becoming pregnant” and further, “becoming emancipated required a Court process.”
The Attorney advised a criminal investigation of PP if they could not provide such Court documentation.
Smasne told the officer that even though they could not do a late-term abortion at the Kennewick location, she was providing a “service” to the girl by giving her a referral to a Seattle abortion mill. She refused to release the girl until the police threatened the facility with charges of Custodial Interference.
However, when Officer Meyer heard that the girl refused to sign the referral form, he demanded that the girl be brought out “right now.” At that point, he said, Smasne became very “dramatic,” asking him what he was going to do when the girl’s father “murdered her, and dumped her in a ditch on the side of the road.” The officer, however, told the Planned Parenthood staffer that “the matter was not up for debate.”
Later, during a private interview with the pregnant teen, Meyer reported that PP staff continued to walk by the open door to the room where he conversed with the girl.
The girl was finally released to her father.