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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Something Tells Me This Isn't What Planned Parenthood Paid for When They Bought Obama

or Pelosi or Sebelius for that matter.
A letter by Rep. Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican who is the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight & Investigations, that had been sent to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards was leaked by the Washington Post today.
In the letter Stearns said: “Pursuant to Rules X and XI of the United States House of Representatives, the Committee on Energy and Commerce is examining the institutional practices and policies of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its affiliates, and its handing of federal funding.
That Committee has questions about the politics in place and actions undertaken by PPFA and its affiliates relating to its use of federal funding and its compliance with federal restrictions on the funding of abortion
The letter also requested any information related to improper billing related to federally-funded programs, proof that federal funds are not being improperly used to pay for abortions by PPFA or its affiliates, audits by state agencies of any Planned Parenthood affiliate, & documentation of how many affiliates currently receive Title X family planning funding.
Thanks to investigations done by Live Action, Planned Parenthood has come under heavy criticism for covering up cases of statutory rape by failing to report abortions on done unborn children of teen girls who have been victimized to authorities and by aiding & assisting alleged sex traffickers in obtaining abortions & other “services” for the women & girls they victimize.
In a statement released by Planned Parenthood, they answered with their boilerplate standard claim: “Planned Parenthood is a trusted nonprofit health care provider that provides professional, reliable and quality health care, including birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, annual exams, and STD testing and treatment to three million women and men across the country.” Cecile Richards went on to say “This politically motivated investigation is a continuation of the efforts of earlier this year to undermine Planned Parenthood, and more disturbingly, women’s access to the primary and preventive care they need.”
Never mind that Planned Parenthood has been caught overbilling more than once. Never mind that it has faced charges for covering up criminal activities. PP is trying to paint themselves as the victim rather than the villian they have been documented to be. & doing under the guise of their being a "primary health care provider" for the poor & needy. They even found a PP supporter in Stearns district to speak out for them. Lorraine McGill of Gainsville said “Planned Parenthood has been my primary provider of women’s health care for nearly 20 years. I go there for my Pap tests, cancer screenings, and birth control. The doctors, nurses, and all other employees at Planned Parenthood have always been caring and compassionate.”
They may be compassionate, byt primary health care is a lot more than birth control, Pap tests & cancer screenings. & most of it isn't done at Planned Parenthood clinics.
Also long time PP cheerleader Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, along with Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations sent a letter to Congressman Stearns complaining about the investigation. In it they claim the investigation is purely political & ideological. They went on to say that this is in a similar vein as the earlier attempts to defund Planned Parenthood & that “It would be an abuse of the oversight process if you are now using the Committee’s investigative powers to harass Planned Parenthood again." Again, they clearly know the real reasons behind the earlier attempts to defund PP & this investigation are based in facts, not ideology. But they are willing to put their ideology that abortion in sancrosanct above the safety of those teens who have been sexually abused or raped etc.
Many Pro-life groups have applauded to move by Stearns to get the truth out there.
Americans United for Life President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the investigation “a historic first step in getting the American taxpayer out of the business of subsidizing abortion.”
She went on to add "We also want to congratulate Rep. Cliff Stearns, chairman of the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, for his leadership on this issue and for his willingness to look more closely at Planned Parenthood and its affiliates for their fraudulent use of taxpayer dollars, as outlined in AUL’s report.”
Live Action's Lila Rose said "We applaud Congress’s first concrete steps to investigate Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion business in the nation. Last February, the Live Action team released undercover videos showing seven Planned Parenthood clinics aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of children. In the wake of the videos, the House of Representatives voted to defund the abortion giant of the over $360 million they receive in federal funds. This step by Rep. Stearns to further investigate Planned Parenthood’s abusive and lawless activities is essential to protecting victims of abuse, our young girls, and our unborn brothers and sisters."
Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, also released a statement. In it she said “This is a critical step in holding accountable an organization that has been exposed as a billion dollar business centered on abortion and an unapologetic partner of those who wish to exploit young girls. We strongly believe that as Congress and the American people learn more about Planned Parenthood, they will see the urgency in defunding them immediately of the hundreds of millions of tax dollars they receive every year.”
Concerned Women for America president Penny Nance also issued a statement. She said “It’s about time Congress initiates an investigation into Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain. The abortion giant gets $350 million a year from taxpayers and should be subject to the same rules and regulations as any other government contractor. Concerned Women for America finds it hard to believe that the American people want to subsidize an organization that has been caught on tape aiding and abetting sex traffickers, covering up child rape and abuse, and even happily accepting donations to abort black babies.
During Congress’ investigation, all taxpayer funds should be withheld from Planned Parenthood until Congress issues its findings on the organization
In the days ahead, you can be sure that the main stream media will play along with PP's spin & paint this the way PP wants them to. & while that will provide cover for some of PP's supporters, the truth is bound to get out. & when it does, Obama, Sibelius, & PP's Richards will have a lot of explaining to do. & they will do their best to avoid doing so.
Meanwhile, I wish to add my kudos to what Cong. Stearns is doing to finally shed some light on the actions of Planned Parenthood that they would much prefer remain in the dark.

Sources: BREAKING: Congress investigating Planned Parenthood over sex abuse cover-up allegations
Congress to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
Democrats Object to Probe of Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
Pro-Life Groups Cheer Upcoming Probe of Planned Parenthood



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