During the 2011 legislative session, Republican legislators cut family planning by two-thirds, slashing family funds from $111 million to less than $38 million over two years. They also instituted a three-tiered funding scheme that placed family planning providers like Planned Parenthood last in line for state dollars. As a result, more than 50 reproductive health clinics have closed, and nearly 40 have been forced to reduce their hours. Pro-life Texas Governor Rick Perry has approved the funding cuts citing Planned Parenthood as the nation’s top abortion provider. he vows to keep the cuts final.
Planned Parenthood on the other hand is doing a lot of belly-aching, but a quick look at their staff salaries indicate to me that Planned Parenthood could continue to serve women w/o Texas Tax Payers footing the bill. They pay their Staffers enormous salaries and then cry when the money dries up from the state – interesting !
According to a 2010 Planned Parenthood of North Texas 990:
James T Roderick CEO Resigned took home a whopping $274,037
Patricia Leger VP Of medical Services took home $ 114,992 plus $ 27,825 in other compensation
Lynn Marrable took home a total of $160,118
Kathryn Allen , SVP Comm Director took home $122,283 plus $26,431 in other compensation
Betty Meis SVP Finance, took home $125,187 plus $13,769 in other compensation
Similiar salaries were earned in 2009, 2008 , 2007 , 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001
Planned Parenthood of Lubbock was lucky – they only paid their under $100,000 year after year after year according to their 990’s , which is a good thing because he turned out to be a CREEPER !
LUBBOCK, TEXAS — The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has fired the President and CEO of their Lubbock, Texas branch, following an arrest for indecent exposure.
Tony Ray Thornton, 56, allegedly exposed himself to another adult male on Monday afternoon at the MacKenzie Park baseball field, according to a police report .
Patricio Gonzalez of PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOC OF HIDALGO COUNTY TX INC MISSION UNIT, took home $149,440
According to a 2009 PLANNED PARENTHOOD GULF COAST INC 990:
Peter J Durkin CEO, took home $197,860 plus $15,597 compensation from related organizations plus $14,756 in other compensation
Malaney Linton COO made $105,726, plus $62,524 compensation from related organizations plus $12,239 in other compensation
Robin Howard VP Development made $92,895 plus $14,285 compensation from related organizations plus $4692 in other compensation
Laurilynn McGill made $93,193 plus $15,183 compensation from related organizations plus $10,836 in other compensation
Jeffrey l Palmer CFO made $95,577 plus $42,320 compensation from related organizations plus $12,011 in other compensation
Cynthia Grant VP Development made $119,707 $5457 in other compensation
Bonnie Smith VP Medical Services made $82,184 plus $26,979 compensation from related organizations plus $10,672 in other compensation
Year after year after year ( Here)
Karen Hilderbrand made $94,463 as Exec Director according to a 2010 Planned Parenthood of West Texas 990
Similar salaries were made in previous years ( View here)
these type of salaries are repeated Over and Over again in Texas, begging the question, if they are so concerned for women’s health- why not take a lower salary????
Planned Parenthood received $349.6 million in tax dollars in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, and $363.2 MILLION Dollars on Government Grants ( Tax Dollars) in 2009– that is ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER DAY of taxpayer money !!!
Cecile Richards; Planned Parenthood President
Planned Parenthood then took those hard earned dollars away from poor and middle class hard working people and it paid its president, Cecile Richards, $385,163, plus another $11,876 in benefits and deferred compensation. ( View 2008 990 here )
The $385,163 in pay Planned Parenthood President Richards received in the organization’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 was recorded in the group’s publicly available Internal Revenue Service Form 990 filed for that year.
Richards also received $346,285 in total compensation from Planned Parenthood and $38,476 in total compensation from related groups in the organization’s fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2009, according to the organization’s Form 990 for that year. In a 2010 PPFA 990, Cecile Richards reported earning $319,245 from PPFA and $35,471 from related PP organizations
What you may not know is how much money , in a time of economic depression, Cecile Richards and her crew at Planned Parenthood are making, paid for by hard working American Tax Payers like me and you. Here
Many reasons to defund Planned Parenthood: eugenics, racism, abortion, audits, misappropriation of funds, Medicaid billing practices, hiding sexual predators
Posted from the ACLJ Aug. 13, 2012
Our federal lawsuit against Planned Parenthood in Texas alleges that the abortion giant defrauded taxpayers by charging state and federal governments for services not actually provided, medically unnecessary services, and services that are not covered under Medicaid and other programs.
On Friday, a federal court agreed with the ACLJ that these allegations, if proven, constitute fraud in violation of federal law. The federal court in Texas denied Planned Parenthood’s attempt to have this critical case against the abortion giant thrown out.
This is a major victory as this case to hold Planned Parenthood accountable moves forward to trial. At stake are literally hundreds of millions of dollars, and it is a case that could have a substantial impact on one of Planned Parenthood’s largest affiliates in Texas.
The federal court noted that our lawsuit on behalf of former Planned Parenthood employee turned whistleblower, Karen Reynolds, “asserts that these false claims were submitted to the United States and Texas governments for reimbursement and, to support its claims for payment, [Planned Parenthood] regularly falsified patient charts.”
H/T Texas Watchdog
Planned Parenthood of North Texas PAC fined $3,000 for campaign finance violations
Aug 26, 2010 By Mark Lisheron
The Texas Ethics Commission has fined Cary Jennings, the campaign treasurer for Planned Parenthood of North Texas‘ political action committee, $3,000 for failing to disclose spending $26,695 to support four political candidates in the November, 2008 state elections.
The Ethics Commission also found Planned Parenthood of North Texas Action Fund Political Committee had either failed to report or made mistakes with political contribution and expenditure totals on more than 17 monthly reports required by state law.
The political action committee in a November 2008 report said it spent $26,695 for mass mailings the previous month. However, the report failed to say the mailings were made in support of Wendy Davis, who was running for state Senate and Dan Barrett, Carol Kent and Chris Turner, who were running for state House seats, according to the Ethics Commission findings.
The following month, the political action committee reported spending $15,410 in one day to the same company for a blitz of campaign telephone calls on behalf of Davis, Kent, Turner and Robert Miklos, who was running for the House. The Commission took note that this disclosure of candidate support was not reflected on the report’s cover page.
The committee filed 17 corrected campaign finance reports on Sept. 14, 2009. Texas Watchdog has a call in to Planned Parenthood, and will update the blog if we hear back from the group here .
Davis, Kent, Turner and Miklos won their legislative races, while Barrett lost to Republican physician Mark Shelton.
The Ft. Worth Telegraph reported it this way: Planned Parenthood PAC failed to disclose campaign support
Posted Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010
The Planned Parenthood of North Texas Action Fund PAC fouled up 17 monthly campaign expense reports and omitted an expenditure of about $27,000 that supported four local candidates for the Legislature.
The Texas Ethics Commission posted a report this week that said the political action committee failed to identify the candidates and improperly disclosed expenditures on their behalf.
An amended finance report filed by the PAC shows that the candidates supported by the mailings were Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, and House candidates Chris Turner, Dan Barrett and Carol Kent, all Democrats.
The committee’s treasurer, Cary Jennings, declined to comment. He was fined $3,000, according to a commission order.
The PAC has made internal changes, Director Kathryn Allen said.
“We feel we have fixed the problem and will not make this mistake going forward,” she said. “We weren’t trying to conceal our support for those candidates.”
At question was $26,695 paid on Oct. 14, 2008. The PAC corrected filings in September 2009 to show that it paid Gold Communications to send mailers that benefited the four legislative candidates. The original November 2008 monthly report disclosed the expense but not that the money directly benefited candidates.
The commission found the error when examining a complaint about monthly reports. Between April 2008 and August 2009, the PAC filed reports that inaccurately stated the balance of cash on hand. Balances changed on average by about $6,700. The two largest changes to the contribution balance were a decrease of $25,100 and a decrease of $44,560.
Once the mistake was found, the PAC filed corrected reports within a week, Allen said.
“Our PAC is fairly new, and being new to reporting, we had some technical errors that were found,” Allen said. “They were related to cash on hand. Those have been corrected.”
Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/08/26/2428025/planned-parenthood-pac-failed.html#ixzz0xobkyfYd
An Audit Shows Planned Parenthood Owes Thousands, sources say debt stands at $1 million
According to this story by KFOX: Planned Parenthood Owes $154K To UMC from November 13, 2009
EL PASO, Texas — KFOX has confirmed Friday that Planned Parenthood Center of El Paso owes more than $150,000 to the county’s University Medical Center.
Through an open records request, KFOX has learned that PPCEP owes UMC $154,814. Sources close to PPCEP claim their total debt stands at more than $1 million.
University Medical Center declined any comment on PPCEP’s current balance. They did not disclose what type of contract was established.
As KFOX reported, a state audit found that PPCEP violated its state contracts after it requested reimbursement for bills that were never paid.
State representatives have told KFOX that it is unclear if the money will ever be collected, and PPCEP is currently under bankruptcy protection.
KFOX has not been able to confirm PPCEP’s bankruptcy status
View Story Here:
Inspector General Report Here
Former Lufkin clinic employee alleges fraud in suit against Planned Parenthood
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:15 am
By JESSICA COOLEY/The Lufkin News
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is a defendant in a federal lawsuit after a former Lufkin clinic employee alleged a multi-million-dollar billing scheme.
The complaint names Karen Reynolds as the whistle-blower in the allegations brought against her former employer of 10 years.
The updated complaint, filed in October 2011, alleges that while Reynolds was employed as a health center assistant, she was instructed by the organization to maximize billing revenue when the government was fitting the bill through Medicaid and the Women’s Health Program.
She claims this was the procedure in all 12 Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast locations across Texas and Louisiana.
The suit alleges that, in addition to falsifying patient records, billing the government for unwarranted services and services not covered by Medicaid, Planned Parenthood tacked on services patient did not receive.