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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Friday, December 16, 2005

Planned Parenthood Seeks to Block Access to Records that Might Point to Child Abuse

On Wednesday of this week a panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals heard oral argument in an appeal brought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana. Planned Parenthood is seeking to block the Indiana Attorney General from gaining access to clinic records that might reveal the identity of children under the age of 14 who are sexually active. Indiana law regards sex with a child under 14 as child abuse, no matter the age of the other person.

The fascinating oral argument, which includes Planned Parenthood urging the court that clinic employees have no duty to "assist in protecting against [child] abuse," can be heard here.