After watching a video in which a Littleton Planned Parenthood employee coaches a woman pretending to be a 15-year-old girl to engage in dangerous sexual activity, shop at an adult sex store and read pornography, a Colorado prosecutor concluded the recording did not disclose any action violating state criminal statutes.
Review of the video released July 15 by pro-life new media organization, Live Action, was requested by Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler. Brauchler, who is Catholic, requested that Senior Deputy District Attorney Rich Orman, an experienced prosecutor, assess the information following an inquiry from the Denver Catholic Register, according to office spokeswoman Michelle Yi.
“No law enforcement agency has submitted this matter for our consideration or review and therefore it would be inappropriate for this office to further comment on the matter,” Orman wrote in a statement provided by Yi.
“At the request of Mr. Brauchler, I have reviewed the recording that is publically available regarding this matter,” he continued. “Based on that review, it is my conclusion that the recording did not disclose any actions on the part of any medical practitioner that would constitute a violation of any Colorado criminal statute.”
Numerous governmental entities have jurisdiction related to incidents that happen at medical facilities, according to Orman, depending on whether issues are regulatory or criminal. In the event of investigations into alleged violations of state regulations, the district attorney does not participate in any aspect of the related regulatory process.
“The district attorney prosecutes criminal cases brought to us through investigations conducted by state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies,” Orman wrote. “If the local police, the attorney general’s office, or any other law enforcement agency investigates a matter and concludes that there are criminal charges to pursue, they then refer a case to us.”
A call to Attorney General John Suthers’ office indicated they do not comment on investigations, to confirm or deny their existence. The Littleton Police Department did not return messages from the Register.
In addition to the video from the Littleton facility at 131 W. County Line Road, a second video was recorded in Colorado at the Lakewood branch at 1400 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
“Further building on previous investigations where we noted willingness to cover up sexual abuse or child-sex trafficking rings, Planned Parenthood is telling underage girls that they can actually enjoy abuse, and that they should try dangerous activities in pursuit of it,” Drew Belsky, Live Action’s media spokesman, told the Denver Catholic Register. “Authorities need to take our extremely disturbing footage seriously. We urge Mr. Brauchler to reconsider his decision.”
Not only is Planned Parenthood telling what they think are 15-, 16-year-old girls to perform dangerous pseudo-sexual acts, he continued, but also to go into sex shops or view Internet pornography.
“And, of course, to hide all of this from their parents.”
Belsky encouraged action.
“We’ve been really clear from the start that concerned citizens, in particular concerned parents … need to get in touch with their legislators and demand that action be taken regarding the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood,” he said.
The organization received $540 million from government health services grants and reimbursements in the year ending June 30, 2013, according to their latest annual report. They also receive funding from the Department of Health and Human Services for sex education initiatives, he said.
“When we’ve got Planned Parenthood counselors in multiple facilities advocating that 16-year-old girls do the kind of depraved and dangerous things that we’re seeing in these videos,” Belsky said, “it makes it pretty clear that this organization is not worthy of sex education funds.”
Not to mention the taxpayer funds that go toward “the destruction of hundreds of thousands of children every year.” Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, performed 327,166 abortions in 2012 according to their 2012-2013 report.
He also suggested contacting school districts, superintendents and principals.
“Ask them: Do you have a relationship with Planned Parenthood? Do I have to worry that when I send my child into school (they’re) going to get the same sort of agenda like we’re seeing in these counseling sessions?” he said, “that by the way, are funded by taxpayers.”