Photo of President Obama making an ‘historic’ address to Planned Parenthood in April of this year. No sitting president has ever done so. Planned Parenthood has been a major donor to Obama’s campaign and to the Democrats in general. All the major networks, which did not cover the Kermit Gosnell trial, covered this ‘history making’ speech.
Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay millions in restitution for defrauding the government through over-billing. It is only one of many such cases. Planned Parenthood (PP) operates with negligible monitoring despite the huge financial support they receive from the government. PP has wasted, abused or defrauded taxpayers to the tune of at least $12.5 million that we know of.
In April of this year, Obama addressed a Planned Parenthood audience and accused pro-life advocates of wanting to “turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century.” It’s an absurd and patently false accusation but it resonates.
Obama gave this address during the Kermit Gosnell trial and as people were starting to notice that abortion clinics are unsupervised. Indeed, Gosnell’s clinic had not been monitored since 1983.
Obama continually seeks ways to increase funding to PP and has put this private organization on the government payroll in perpetuity through Obamacare. There will be no defunding them now. As Obama said in his PP address, Planned Parenthood ‘is not going anywhere.’
Planned Parenthood put an estimated $15 million into re-electing Obama. They endorsed him with a $1.4 million dollar ad. They have given countless millions to Democratic campaigns.
PP’s business is primarily abortion. That is where they make their money. The US taxpayer is funding this practice though PP claims taxpayers are only funding other segments of their business. The government money, they say, goes into a different budget code.
Everyone realizes that is nonsense.
Since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973, more than 55 million unborn babies have been killed.
Abortion is a profitable business in the US and PP is the major player. Last year, they collected $542 million tax dollars and performed over 330,000 abortions, one every 95 seconds.
The Alliance for Defending Freedom reported that PP is settling with Texas for $1.4 million for ‘fraudulently over-billing’ the state’s Medicaid program. The settlement will actually reach $4.3 million to be awarded to US and Texas taxpayers with unspecified amounts to lawyers. Our tax dollars will pay this settlement, at least in part.
This is not the first or last case. There are many more to come. In only a handful of audits in about six states, auditors and investigators have found at least $12.5 million in waste, abuse, and ‘fraudulent over-billing.’ (View the Alliance Defending Freedom full report on the state audits here.)
Former PP employees claim millions more.
PP says the settlement proves nothing and they want to merely get on with their business. Their business is abortion.