WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Jim Banks (IN-3) and Todd Rokita (IN-4) have sent a letter to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill regarding the alleged failure of abortion doctors to report abortions done on girls under 16 years of age to the Department of Child Services as required by law.
On Wednesday, Indiana Right to Life announced 48 complaints have been filed with the Indiana State Department of Health and Hill against nine abortion doctors employed by at all six licensed abortion facilities in Indiana.
Banks and Rokita’s letter to Hill raises concerns about the abortion facilities receiving federal Title X funds. The letter begins:
“It has come to our attention that since July 1, 2017, 48 abortions were performed on minors under 16 years of age by nine abortion doctors in six facilities within the state of Indiana. We are concerned that these entities may be recipients of federal Title X grant funds, which require compliance with state laws to ensure proper precautions by taken by doctors and staff to flag any potential child abuse, molestation, sexual abuse, rape or incest. These facilities face allegations of failing to report the abortion procedures on minors to the Department of Child Services as required by state law, which, if they had received Title X funds, would be a violation of federal law.”
Banks and Rokita go on to say, “We support an immediate investigation into these providers for their use of Title X funds as well as the purported violations of the law.”
“We commend Reps. Banks and Rokita for recognizing the seriousness of the allegations against nine Indiana abortion doctors,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “The apparent failure of the abortion doctors to report abortions done on girls under 16 has likely enabled sexual perpetrators and sex traffickers to continue abuse against young victims.”