Abortion Industry / Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Overcharging Medicaid in Yet Another State

Another Planned Parenthood affiliate has been caught defrauding taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

An audit recently conducted by Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services revealed the Spokane abortion business overcharged the state Medicaid program by at least $629,142.88 from 2004 to 2007.

“This isn’t the first time Planned Parenthood has overcharged taxpayers,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League.

“Last year, American Life League revealed a Planned Parenthood affiliate in California overcharged the state more than $5 million.”

The announcement comes just weeks after Rep. Mike Pence introduced an amendment to the Health and Human Services Appropriations bill, to defund Planned Parenthood of hundreds of millions of dollars in Title X family planning funding. The amendment garnered 42 percent of the vote.

“Had these audit results been known at the time,” said Sedlak, “we are confident the Pence Amendment would have passed. The American people shouldn’t be forced to pay the nation’s largest abortion chain to cheat them out of tax dollars and use these funds to pay for abortions, protect child predators and sexualize children.”

American Life League has long called for an end to taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and state-by-state attorney general investigations into Planned Parenthood’s use of tax dollars.

“With the revelation of these audit findings in Washington, we ask every community with a Planned Parenthood business to demand a state audit of its operations.”

Coverage:
Abortion in Washington: Planned Parenthood Spokane Slapped with $700,000 bill from Audit (11 August 2009)
http://abortionstate.blogspot.com/2009/08/planned-parenthood-spokane-slapped-with.html

Planned Parenthood Audit Documents:
http://www.scribd.com/people/documents/15599048/folder/110070?secret_password=1gd0gi8bgsln4mfaxkf8

[Lifenews.com, Washington, DC,11 August 2009)