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From the Leader in Post-Abortion Research
Vol. 9, No. 18 -- Dec. 9, 2010


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New Jersey Woman Silenced During Senate Hearing Shares Her Story
"I Was Pushed, Silenced and Coerced
Before Abortion ... Now I Am Being Pushed,
Silenced and Coerced Into Shutting Up Again"


A woman testifying at a New Jersey Senate hearing about undergoing a coerced abortion was stopped from speaking after being told that she couldn’t talk about her experience with Planned Parenthood. Now she is sharing the story that she wasn't allowed to tell at the hearing.

Darlene Dunn was testifying at a budget hearing about a bill to provide government funds to Planned Parenthood and other “family planning” centers. She said she wanted to share her story to convince senators that they should not give funding to a group that violates women’s rights.

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Judge Rules Planned Parenthood
Violated the Law

Still to Rule on Other Aspects in Teen Abortion Lawsuit


A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Cincinnati violated the law by rushing an abortion on a then 14-year-old girl who was pregnant as a result of sexual abuse by her soccer coach, a judge has ruled.

The ruling found that Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio ignored a state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before abortion and instead performed the procedure anyway. The judge has yet to rule on other charges brought by the girl's parents in a lawsuit, alleging that Planned Parenthood failed to obtain consent for the abortion from the girl's parents and to notify authorities of suspected sexual abuse -- both of which are required under state law.

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