In Houston, the feds have made several arrests in a sex slave ring involving underage prostitutes from Mexico:
The federal indictment, unsealed on Thursday, paints a vicious picture of Maria Rojas, aka “Nancy,” an alleged ringleader in an international sex trafficking ring that pimped out girls as young as 14 inside a compound on the city’s east side.
It was Rojas, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, who prosecutors say co-owned La Costeñita Bar and a neighboring compound in the 8000 block of Clinton Drive, where the Mexican pimps — the padrotes — brought the girls, prosecutors charged. And it was Rojas who decided which girls worked the bar, who was friends with the pimps, who once held a gun to the belly of a young, pregnant woman and threatened to kill her and her baby.
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The indictment details the evolution of the ring over more than a decade, charging that it started out recruiting girls and women from Mexico with promises of work in restaurants in the U.S., but instead forced them into prostitution to work off smuggling fees. The ring would double the fee charged by a smuggler, forcing women to repay $4,000 for a $2,000 smuggling debt, prosecutors said.
Did any of these girls, or girls in similar rings that continue to operate, ever get pregnant?
Did they go to Planned Parenthood for the abortion?
What did Planned Parenthood do to protect them?
These are real questions. It is why the Live Action stings are important. They put abortion providers on notice: that when they suspect something like this is going on, they had damn well better not turn a blind eye.
Planned Parenthood employees have behaved irresponsibly. And all the left cares to do about it is smear the people trying to uncover it.
UPDATE: When I say “Planned Parenthood employees” I don’t mean “Planned Parenthood” and I don’t mean “all.” But I suspect that the organization’s ethics and training have something to do with the employees who have acted irresponsibly.
I note also that the House today voted to defund Planned Parenthood.