Texas Investigators Raid Planned Parenthood Centers After Houston PP Caught Selling Aborted Babies

After a Houston-based Planned Parenthood abortion site was caught selling aborted baby body parts, state investigators conducted a raid today on multiple Planned Parenthood abortion sites across the state. Texas officials raided several Planned Parenthood facilities today in an unprecedented move that follows on the heels of pro-life Governor Greg Abbott announcing earlier in the week that the state would further de-fund the abortion business. [Texas Gov Greg Abbott Defends De-Funding Planned Parenthood: They’re Lawbreakers http://www.lifenews.com/2015/10/20/texas-gov-greg-abbott-defends-de-funding-planned-parenthood-theyre-lawbreakers/ ] The raids were carried out at Planned Parenthood abortion centers in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio by representatives from the Texas Office of the Inspector General and the state served subpoenas on five total Planned Parenthood centers. The Houston Chronicle has more: Officials with the inspector general’s office at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission went to two facilities in Houston as well as clinics in Dallas, San Antonio and Brownsville. The Brownsville center does not perform abortions. Planned Parenthood was given 30 days to respond to the move; a legal challenge is likely. On Thursday, Planned Parenthood officials decried the subpoenas as politically-motivated, saying officials were “looking for an excuse to take health care away from thousands of women and men who rely on Planned Parenthood for preventive care.” “The investigators were seeking hundreds of pages of information, from patient records to employee home addresses, involving 10 Planned Parenthood facilities across the state” the Austin newspaper reported. “Officials would not confirm details of the investigation, but the sources said it’s related to suspicions of misspent Medicaid money.” Three state health investigators entering the Planned Parenthood site in San Antonio on...

Aurora IL Life Advocates Sue City over Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

Pro-life advocates in Aurora, Illinois have filed suit against city officials for voting to dismiss motions they filed to reverse permit decisions allowing the building of a new Planned Parenthood abortion business. The Aurora Zoning Appeals Board voted unanimously to dismiss the motions last month. City officials disagreed with their contention that the approval of the building permit for Planned Parenthood’s abortion center violated zoning rules. The zoning board dismissed the case saying the appeal didn’t fall within its jurisdiction. The board also claimed the appeal wasn’t filed in time. A group of citizens teamed up with a local pro-life group for a lawsuit filed for them by the Thomas More Society, a pro-life law firm. Planned Parenthood, the City of Aurora, Illinois and the Aurora Zoning Board are named in the suit and accused of depriving the families of their right as citizens to voice their concerns about the impact of the abortion business. The suit contends Planned Parenthood used a fictitious name, the Gemini Office Development corporation, to hide its identity during the zoning approval process. [14Feb08, Aurora, IL...