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Pro-choice lobbyist pleads guilty to arranging to have sex with 12-year-old

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Last week, I missed this item:

Scott Richard Swirling, 62, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pled guilty today to traveling interstate to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr.; Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

I wrote about Swirling when he was arrested in January:

He was executive director of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, where he took the lead on a lawsuit arguing that it was unconstitutional to ban federal subsidies for abortion and abortion referrals. Earlier, Swirling was government affairs director — that is, chief lobbyist — of NFPRHA.

The group is something of a DC lobby for family-planning organizations including Planned Parenthood chapters.

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