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Former Planned Parenthood staffers explain how Medicaid fraud is being committed

Posted in Abortion Quota, Planned Parenthood Abortion Quota, Planned Parenthood former employee, Planned Parenthood illegal activity, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2017 by saynsumthn

|  (From Live Action News)

In 2015, seven former Planned Parenthood (PPFA) employees informed the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that Planned Parenthood should be investigated for a number of potentially criminal and fraudulent acts. These former employees told Committee members in a formal letter that because Planned Parenthood receives half a billion in taxpayer funding annually, Planned Parenthood should “[…] merit close Government attention as to whether or not these funds are being spent appropriately.”

The former Planned Parenthood staffers’ letter noted, “we are of one mind that the extent of theses problems with the organization is not fully understood by the American people….” They added that they “could personally attest” that Planned Parenthood has “operated as a law unto itself, gladly accepting tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer support while using the rubric of ‘reproductive rights’ to claim exemption from the normal standards of accountability that every other recipient of public funds is expected to meet.”

In recent years, additional former Planned Parenthood staffers have come forward to accuse the abortion corporation of fraudulently overbilling Medicaid, milking American taxpayers for millions of dollars.

READ: Half of WI Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid payments were fraud, auditors say

Karen Reynolds

In August 2013, the whistleblower case of Karen Reynolds, a former employee of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, resulted in the Houston-based Planned Parenthood affiliate paying $4.3 million to resolve civil allegations made by Reynolds under the False Claims Act in the Eastern District of Texas. According to a Department of Justice release:

The government alleged that between 2003 and 2009, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast billed and was paid by government programs, Texas Medicaid, Title XX, and the Women’s Health Program, for certain items and services related to birth control counseling, STD testing and contraceptives when such items and services were either not medically necessary, not medically indicated or not actually provided.

According to a 2017 report called “Profit No Matter What,” published by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), Planned Parenthood’s facilities were required “to constantly increase their ‘pay per visit’ goals which were the bills charged to Medicaid for every patient visit.”

A recent interview with former Planned Parenthood manager, Sue Thayer, indicated that Planned Parenthood also had abortion quotas:

Patricia Carroll

Patricia Carroll was employed as the Accounts Receivable Manager by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and stated in her claim against Planned Parenthood that she noticed “a large revenue increase” of 314.76% for PP in Huntsville “while preparing the monthly Projection report.” The Dallas Morning News said about Carroll’s Medicaid fraud accusation:

Carroll worked as the accounts receivable manager at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast from 2007-2012. In that position, she said she discovered “a fraudulent Medicaid scheme” that dated back to 2002. She alleged that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Huntsville had an employee visit a charter school called Gulf Coast Trade Center and perform STD/HIV tests on the students there, all of whom receive Medicaid benefits.

Carroll said Planned Parenthood incorrectly coded the visits to collect Medicaid reimbursements, estimating the clinic received about $200 per student. “Thousands of claims were filed” in the ten year span, according to Carroll’s original complaint.

In May 2014, a federal district judge in Houston ruled that Carroll had “adequately pleaded factual content that allows the court to draw the reasonable inference that Planned Parenthood knowingly filed false claims.”

The ADF/CLI report added that “at least some of the services were not medically necessary due to the duplication of visits, teens already having been tested at the jails or court systems they came from, and the higher-level staff already onsite at the school who could provide the same testing and education at no cost.”

Carroll’s lawsuit was dismissed on January 29, 2016, for an undisclosed settlement amount, the ADF/CLI report states.

Victor Gonzalez’s complaint against Planned Parenthood

P. Victor Gonzalez

P. Victor Gonzalez was employed as Vice President of Finance and Administration by Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (PPLA). Gonzalez accused Planned Parenthood affiliates in California of marking up the cost of birth control drugs between 1997 and 2004 for government reimbursement, resulting in improper reimbursements — at taxpayer expense — far in excess of $200 million.

“An internal email from Gonzalez states that PPLA’s actual acquisition cost for oral contraceptive pills was $1-2, but that it was charging the government $12-48 per pack – a ‘hefty markup’ ‘proscribed by DHS regulations.’ Gonzalez estimates the impact on PPLA alone as approximately $4 million in revenues in a single typical year,” the ADF/CLI report states.

Sue Thayer

Sue Thayer, former manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s Storm Lake and LeMars facilities in Iowa, claimed Planned Parenthood defrauded Medicaid out of millions by overcharging for services, illegally billing for abortion-related care.

In 2015, Thayer testified before a Congressional committee about the claim, accusing Planned Parenthood of filing “[…] false claims totaling about $28 million with Iowa’s Medicaid program for (1) illegally dispensing “medically unnecessary” quantities of oral contraceptive pills and birth control patches to C-Mail Medicaid patients and doing so without a prescription; (2) fraudulently billing the Iowa Medicaid program for abortion-related services; and (3) coercing “donations” from Medicaid patients.

In an op-ed Thayer wrote in 2017, she elaborated further:

Planned Parenthood advertises that services and supplies are free, but when Medicaid-eligible women are served, it is expected they donate fifty percent of the total cost for the visit…. Planned Parenthood receives $542,000,000 in federal funding, yet asks women who live at or below the poverty line, who depend on federally-funded healthcare to make a donation — proof that Planned Parenthood is much more concerned about its bottom line than women in need.

“Planned Parenthood counted those payments as voluntary donations and billed the full amount to Medicaid,” Thayer recounted in her 2015 testimony, adding, “There is a reason that, despite technically being a nonprofit, Planned Parenthood has reported $765 million in excess revenue over the last 10 years. It is run very much like a business – focused on increasing revenues, placing its own bottom line above the interests of women. And yet leadership would take expensive trips to Europe and Russia and throw elaborate parties at fancy venues.”

In addition, Thayer discussed the alleged fraud accusations in the video below:

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson, the former director of an abortion center operated by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, (formerly Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas) accused Planned Parenthood in her lawsuit of “repeated false, fraudulent, and ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” through the Texas Women’s Health Program:

In violation of its duty to report such false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims and/or to reimburse the United States and/or the State of Texas for monies wrongfully received by Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast knowingly or willfully concealed the making of such false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims and knowingly or fraudulently retained funds which Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast knew it was not entitled to retain.

According to the ADF/CLI report, Johnson “alleged that Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas filed at least 87,075 false, fraudulent, or ineligible claims with the Texas Women’s Health Program.”

As a result, Planned Parenthood wrongfully received and retained reimbursements totaling more than $5.7 million, Johnson alleged.

Abby Johnson alleges millions in fraud by Planned Parenthood

According to a report published by LifeSiteNews, the lawsuit also claimed:

… Planned Parenthood held a meeting in late 2008 or early 2009 to inform its clinic directors that it had been falsely billing the Texas WHP since January 1, 2007.  Johnson says that when she asked “what are we going to do about” the money that Planned Parenthood had improperly received, her supervisor answered, “Well, we are going to hope we don’t get caught.”

Ramona Trevino

A 2017 op-ed written by Ramona Trevino, a former Planned Parenthood North Texas facility manager, claimed further that “Medicaid patients are like mini cash cows for Planned Parenthood.” Trevino added, “Patients who went to Planned Parenthood abortion centers used federal funds to pay for post-abortion exams at Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion centers….”

Today, due in part to the broken promises of politicians to defund Planned Parenthood, American taxpayers are still forced to hand over $1.5 million per day to this fraudulent organization.

Government tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood in just the past ten years now total in the billions of dollars with little to no oversight, while Planned Parenthood continues to send hefty “campaign contributions” to its allies through its political arm. And, despite accusations of fraud, another half a billion in taxpayer dollars is slated to be handed over to Planned Parenthood in 2018.

It is past time to stop this abuse and defund Planned Parenthood.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

AHA releases video conversation which led to pro-choice attack outside abortion clinic in Oklahoma

Posted in Abby Johnson, AHA, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by saynsumthn

Abolish Human Abortion has published the video of what sparked an attack by a pro-choice boyfriend of an abortion bound woman outside a Norman, Oklahoma abortion clinic a few weeks ago.

The attack was originally caught on film and an effort has been made to salvage the entire video. At the time AHA could only salvage this part after the pro-choicer threw their cameras in an attempt to destroy all evidence:

On the video you can see the man punching AHA member Jeremy Brown. After the attack, Jeremy is heard telling the pro-choicer, “There’s forgiveness in Christ.”

Prochoice man aha

The man then viciously attacks AHA member Toby Harmon, kicking and hitting him several times.

Prochoice AHA cameras

The video shows the pro-choicer stealing and destroying most the group’s cameras and as he walks away he throws the camera at the group.

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He then threatens them further by saying,”You’re lucky I didn’t have my pistol on me too, I would have shot [y’all now]..

The group also reported that, “This attacker has come back to the abortion and threatened to shoot abolitionists if they did not leave before he got back…

In response to that video and the attack, former Planned Parenthood worker turned anti-abortion, Abby Johnson posted this on her facebook page: “When you peacefully pray outside of abortion clinics, offer hope and healing, and offer the love of Christ, you are less likely to be attacked by anyone who is prochoice. When you preach that people are going to hell, that the men going into the clinics are “girly men,” that they deserve to burn in hell, then you probably have a higher chance of being physically attacked. If you feel called to speak to those going into abortion clinics, always do so with a spirit of love and compassion.”

Abby Johnson on Prochoice Violence

What Ms. Johnson said in her analysis is like saying to a woman who is raped, “If you wear a short skirt you have a higher chance of being raped.”

In response to Abby Johnson, Abolish Human Abortion has today released the portion which shows the Abolitionist saying to the abortion bound woman, ” Did you have an abortion today, Ma’am? Well I want to offer you some help, actually, I can see that you’re in pain.”

As he says this, the attacker begins to aggressively approach them. He removes his jacket and begins to attack the Abolitionists.

AHA is asking, “Abby Johnson: Pro-life advocate, will you recant the vindictive statements you made if evidence were to surface contrary to what you asserted and assumed in these comments? #TheRestOfTheStory #WasAbbyRight”

AHA on AJ and attack

The girlfriend whose boyfriend attacked the Abolitionists called into AFR’s Bryan Fischer’s Focal Point radio show claiming the “Attacker was provoked.” The segment was during an interview with one of the victims of the attack.

Prochoice man aha

Fischer asked “Cindy” what happened that day. She said she came out to discuss with her boyfriend about her decision, and had not chosen the abortion at that time.

When asked why she went for the abortion she said, “The timing wasn’t right. I wasn’t ready and it wasn’t fair for the baby.”

Cindy said she did have the abortion that same day “after the cops left.”

Cindy claims that Abolish Human Abortion member Toby Harmon was videotaping her entering the abortion. She admits the protesters were 10 to 15 feet away from her when she was discussing her decision to have that abortion with her boyfriend the alleged attacker.

Cindy gave excuses for what her angry boyfriend did and told Fischer that what you don’t see in the AHA video is the first part when she and the attacker came out speaking loudly that she was murdering her baby.

Cindy said that she is not denying the assault, “Its all on video, he attacked them,” she says.

Fischer, calls her out, reminding her that she called it a “BABY.”

Cindy responded to Fischer in the vid below:

This is how AHA responded to her call on their FB page:

“Cindy, we heard your call to AFR today. We know you watch our page. We understand that you feel upset by what you saw and heard that day at the killing place. We know that you have pain in your heart from that terrible day, from what you did to your baby to the memory of that blood money changing hands, to the fact that Wes ignored you while you screamed at him, “You never listen to me!” It was a dark day all around. Yet one light shone in the darkness. It is what Wes heard after he punched Jeremy in the face. It is what you heard proclaimed before Wes began his assault. It is what the host of AFR told you as your call was coming to an end. It is the good news that Jesus the Messiah will still forgive you and Wes. That He delights in pouring out mercy on sinners, even sinners who assault His own people, pay rich fat cat “doctors” to murder their own flesh and blood, and then justify their sin by doing what amounts to victim-shaming, contending that Toby and Jeremy brought the assault on themselves, because it is such a horrible thing to plead for babies’ lives and proclaim Jesus at the darkest place in the entire city, the abortion mill. Cindy, know this. We are not angry with you. We do not hate you at all. We love you. We love you enough to let you know that, even now, if you came to us for help, if Wes has hurt you, if you are torn up inside because you murdered your child, if you are broken over what your life has become, we would help you. Toby, Jeremy, and the rest of us only want the best for you. We have been forgiven much by Jesus our Savior. Jesus will forgive you too. The best thing that could happen to you is that you repent of your sin and turn to Jesus in faith and submission. Turn away from your self-righteousness. Turn away from your anger and bitterness. Jesus is kind and merciful. You don’t have to be a slave to the evil of your heart or your past. Cindy, flee from the wrath to come. The cross shows God’s love for sinners, and the resurrection of Jesus demonstrates His power to forgive and to grant eternal life, and to rescue you in this life and the life to come. Repent, believe. Live for Jesus. Love Jesus. He is better than anything, especially the darkness you have so far embraced. A//∀”

POLICE REFUSE TO PRESS CHARGES

Police are refusing to file charges against the man who attacked the two anti-abortion protesters outside an abortion clinic in Oklahoma.

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As reported previously, members of the group Abolish Human Abortion (AHA), were viciously assaulted after speaking to a pro-choice man who was exiting an abortion clinic with a women in Oklahoma, the pro-choicer began to push, punch, and threaten them.

AHA is reporting that the City of Norman, OK Police Department doesn’t even want to see the video evidence of this assault and are pressuring the abolitionists who were attacked to drop the charges and settle on mediation.

The group responded on their facebook page, “If an abolitionist assaulted a pro-choicer outside an abortion clinic, it would be covered by the media all over the world. But when a man who takes his girlfriend to get an abortion violently assaults a couple of abolitionists, kicking and punching them and destroying their property, not only does the media not care, but neither do the police or the city’s prosecuting attorney. Please SHARE this video far and wide, and let the Norman Police department know that you know they have no intention to uphold justice or serve and protect their abolitionist citizens. All we want is for justice to be done and the safety of abolitionists who peacefully assemble outside the Norman Killing Center to be protected from physical harm. Let the City of Norman know that you are aware of their decision to turn a blind eye to justice.”

AHA is asking that you contact the Norman Police Department

Phone Number: (405) 321-1600

Email: normanpd@NormanOK.gov.

Does AHA deserve to be attacked for opposing abortion?

Posted in Abby Johnson, AHA, pro-choice, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , on December 23, 2013 by saynsumthn

The group Abolish Human Abortion (AHA) has posted another vid showing violence by a pro-choicer who opposed their protest.

She, like many women who act post-abortive was very irrational.

The video shows the pro-choicer in Seattle, Wa. getting very upset that the graphic images of aborted victims would be shown publicly at Christmas.

Mall Lady Dec 2013

After a few moments the woman leaves and then returns throwing something at the group.
Mall Signs Ketchup

She then returns again with more pro-choice friends with the intent to deface the anti-abortion signs. Mission accomplished.

Mall signs defaced

Last week a member of AHA was assaulted as reported here.

AHA December 2013

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Abby Johnson on Prochoice Violence

In response to that event, former Planned Parenthood worker turned anti-abortion, Abby Johnson posted this on her facebook page: “When you peacefully pray outside of abortion clinics, offer hope and healing, and offer the love of Christ, you are less likely to be attacked by anyone who is prochoice. When you preach that people are going to hell, that the men going into the clinics are “girly men,” that they deserve to burn in hell, then you probably have a higher chance of being physically attacked. If you feel called to speak to those going into abortion clinics, always do so with a spirit of love and compassion.”

Although I have personally engaged both AHA and Ms. Johnson in disagreements on their views, I find it astonishing that one would try and make an excuse for any violent behavior against those exposing abortion. If we disagree with the tactics of AHA or with their beliefs we should debate them. But the moment we make excuses for ANYONE to attack a person simply because they are pro-life or anti-abortion we place ourselves in danger as well.

What Ms. Johnson said in her analysis is like saying to a woman who is raped, “If you wear a short skirt you have a higher chance of being raped.”

The truth is that no one has the right to physically assault or destroy property based on what a person says. I realize that Abby did not say she condoned this violence, however, we should all join together to condemn it. AHA likes to separate themselves into a group that is supposedly different from pro-lifers and that is their option. I have been upset by some of their claims and statements as well. But, if pro-lifers censor and remain silent when AHA is attacked, are we not doing the same thing? I hope all pro-life people will think long and hard about making any assertions that one group which opposes abortion is more likely to be attacked than another while we sit by and say nothing before that line of thinking places all of us at risk!

Just Say’n !

Closed Bryan Planned Parenthood was Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell on reporting child abuse?

Posted in Abby Johnson, child abuse, Planned Parenthood and Child Predators with tags , , , , , , on August 30, 2013 by saynsumthn

In 2002, Life Dynamics called over 800 Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics – here is a transcript of the one they called in Bryan, Texas, where Abby Johnson previously worked!

Listen to the Audio here

PLANNED PARENTHOOD
4112 E 29TH ST
BRYAN, TX 77802-4302
979-846-1744

PP Bryan Texas

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TAPE – 448

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Sara. Can I help you?

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: How many weeks along?

CALLER: I’m not really sure. I just —

CLINIC: The first day of the last period?

CALLER: It was December 21st.

CLINIC: Okay. It will be $390 at this point.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like — do you know if I have to be — like, well, I’m going to be 14 in March, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he — is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

CLINIC: No. By law we have to at least notify your parents. They don’t have to give consent, but they have to be notified.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: I just — is there any way not to tell my parents? Because I don’t know what would happen if they found out. I mean, they can’t find out at all.

CLINIC: Basically by law, there’s really nothing else we could do. There is a thing called a judicial bypass. You have to go through the court system to do that. And it usually takes quite a while.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: I don’t know. You’d have to call the courthouse and talk to hem about it.

CALLER: Oh, would they have to tell my parents?

CLINIC: No, that’s the whole reason.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: To call them is to not have to tell your parents.

CALLER: Okay. Well, does the judge ever say no or anything?

CLINIC: Actually, nobody’s ever tried it in this county before.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I come in there for a pregnancy test though?

CLINIC: Have you already taken one at home?

CALLER: No. I didn’t know if the ones that you could take at home were right.

CLINIC: Yes, they’re pretty dang accurate.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Okay, well, could I come in there anyways and take one?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: I just don’t know — I just would rather have you guys do that.

CLINIC: Yes. Absolutely. Absolutely. And how old are you?

CALLER: Huh?

CLINIC: You’re 14 you said?

CALLER: I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Okay. It would be, I believe, $10 to have that done.

CALLER: Okay. Well, me and my boyfriend talked about all this, and we decided that like he was going to pay for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us or anything. Would you guys ask any questions or anything?

CLINIC: By law we’re required to.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum. By law. There’s nothing we can do besides follow the law.

CALLER: Oh. Would he get in trouble or anything?

CLINIC: There’s a possibility.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: It just depends on what the court system would decide to do.

CALLER: Well, if I came in for a pregnancy test you would have to talk to the court?

CLINIC: Yes. We would have to call and report it to the Child Protective Services.

CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, so like even if the pregnancy test came out that I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Correct.

CALLER: Oh. Okay.

CLINIC: If you just came in for a pregnancy test on your own and if you didn’t fill out like — basically you don’t really have to fill out too much paperwork when you come in for a pregnancy test. And if you just — it’s hard to explain to you, but whatever you write down is what we ask you about. If you don’t write it down we don’t ask you.

CALLER: Oh, okay. So if I came in without him and the pregnancy test said that I was not pregnant, could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Yes.

CALLER: Would you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: Nope.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yep.

CALLER: Okay. Okay. Well, so just when I’m signing stuff don’t tell everybody everything?

CLINIC: You know, I can’t really say that but I’ll just tell you that anything that you list we have to ask you about.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Does that make sense?

CALLER: Yeah.

CLINIC: Okay. And if you wanted to make an appointment, I could definitely do that for you.

CALLER: Oh, what time?

CLINIC: Our next appointment would be Wednesday.

CALLER: Okay, what time on Wednesday?

CLINIC: We have morning and afternoon.

CALLER: Afternoon would probably be better.

CLINIC: Okay. How about 3:30?

CALLER: Yeah, I guess.

CLINIC: And what’s your name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: And what’s your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: What’s your phone number?

CALLER: Well, do you guys really need that?

CLINIC: Just in case we need to reschedule. Is there a phone number that we could call in case, you know, like if somebody gets sick and we have to reschedule the appointment?

CALLER: Oh. Well, my boyfriend got a new cell phone. Could I give you that number?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: Okay, well I don’t know it yet because he just got it, but can I give you that? Like can I call you back with that?

CLINIC: That’s fine.

CALLER: All right. Well, what was your name so that I can call you back?

CLINIC: This is Sara.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Was there anything else you needed?

CLINIC: I don’t think so. We’ll just see you Wednesday the 27th at 3:00 if for some reason I don’t talk to you again.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: Bye.

(phone clicks)

*** THE END ***

Planned Parenthood accused of $6M fraud

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2012 by saynsumthn

Whistleblower: 87,000 false or ineligible claims filed
By Cheryl WetzsteinThe Washington TimesSunday, March 11, 2012

A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Texas knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and took steps to cover up its acts, says a federal “whistleblower” lawsuit that was unsealed Friday.

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast submitted more than 87,000 reimbursement claims for services that were “false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible,” said the lawsuit filed by Abby K. Johnson on behalf of the United States and the state of Texas in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston.

Ms. Johnson is a former director of one of the clinics and had “system-wide” access to patient records and billing activities for about two years.

Ms. Johnson, who became a pro-life activist after viewing an ultrasound and has converted to Catholicism, said Friday she filed the lawsuit under the federal False Claims Act in 2009 “to simply expose Planned Parenthood and expose their corruption, and expose what they are doing with American tax dollars.”

“Everyone, no matter what you think about abortion, should be interested in where our money is going and how it is being spent,” Ms. Johnsonsaid. “As someone who saw the inside of this and saw the fraudulent billing and the fraudulent claims, I felt like I had a duty, and it was necessary for me to come forward with this information.”

The lawsuit was kept under seal until Friday, when U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt made it public. It alleges that the 10 clinics in Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast put in fraudulent claims worth about $5.7 million to the Texas Women’s Health Program, the state’s Medicaid program.

Requests for comment Friday from Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast were not answered.

The lawsuit, if decided in favor of Ms. Johnson, could result in multimillion-dollar damages and penalties from Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. As the whistleblower, Ms. Johnson could also receive as much as 30 percent of the amount recovered.

Under the law, it is likely that Planned Parenthood was not aware of the sealed lawsuit, said Alliance Defense Fund senior counsel Michael J. Norton, one of the lawyers representing Ms. Johnson.

But once Planned Parenthood responds, “I suspect we will be, very shortly, in sort of what you would characterize as an all-out war,” he said.

According to the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast contracted with the state to help prevent unwanted pregnancies among a population of eligible women. The clinics’ main service was to offer women an annual family-planning exam and consultation; only office visits “related to contraceptive management” were reimbursable by the Medicaid program, the lawsuit said.

However, owing to financial pressures of its own, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast leaders and staff collaborated to register all kinds of ineligible services — pregnancy tests, sexual-disease tests, Pap tests — for Medicaid reimbursement, the lawsuit claims, adding that the bosses admitted to Ms. Johnson and other clinic directors that these claims were not eligible for reimbursement, but told them, “We have to keep these people as patients” and “We must turn every call and visit into a revenue-generating client.”

In addition, clinic staff “falsely notat[ed]” patients’ charts to “fix” and “cover up” the frauds before inspectors or auditors came, the lawsuit said.

Regarding abortion services, the lawsuit said that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast was required by law to refer pregnant women to doctors or clinics that did not perform or promote or refer for elective abortion. But instead, Planned Parenthood referred pregnant women “to its own abortion clinics for performance of abortion, in violation of state law,” Mr. Norton said.

The case was unsealed Friday because federal and Texas authorities decided not to intervene in the case, Mr. Norton said.

A spokesman for the Justice Department in Washington said Friday the agency had “no comment” on the case. A spokesman for the Texas attorney general’s office could not be immediately reached.

The lawsuit is likely to be of interest on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Cliff Stearns, Florida Republican and chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations, is planning a hearing into federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A hearing date has not been set.

Mr. Norton said that this is the third false-claims lawsuit against Planned Parenthood affiliates, and “I don’t think it would be unfair to suggest that more will be coming.”

On Feb. 7, ADF publicly released its report to Congress in which ADF identified nearly $100 million in waste, abuse, and potential fraud committed by other Planned Parenthood affiliates and other service providers. Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida is currently leading a congressional investigation into the handling of federal funding by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest purveyor of abortions.

The lawsuit Johnson v. Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Irving attorney Joshua Carden and Houston attorney Scot Dollinger, two of nearly 2,100 attorneys in the ADF alliance, are assisting with the case.

Read Report by the Alliance Defense Fund here

Also Read : Many Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Marketing Director “National Abortion Federation Regulates our Abortion Services”

Posted in 911 calls, Abby Johnson, Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortion stats, Abortionist, Ambulances, National Abortion Federation, Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by saynsumthn

Wake Up America Today, host Host Lisa Pitts, interviews Planned Parenthood spokesperson, Erin Zabel.

Zabel is the Director of Marketing for Southeastern Virginia Planned Parenthood ( Spokesperson) says that the National Abortion Federation Federation regulates Planned Parenthood’s abortion services….and they are under the “Umbrella of NAF”….

See some results of NAF Regulations below ….

Everett , Washington: Teen girl taken from Planned Parenthood by ambulance after botched abortion

Still think abortion is safe ? Don’t let the abortion industry “Take you for a ride”

According to Operation Rescue: This 911 call reveals a botched abortion at Southwestern Women’s Options abortion mill in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 19, 2011. The call was made in the middle of the night. The condition of the woman is not known. Abortion may be legal but it is far from saf

According to Operation Rescue:This 911 call reveals a botched abortion at Southwestern Women’s Options abortion mill in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 12, 2011. The woman suffered a life-threatening ruptured uterus during a late term abortion. The condition of the woman is not known. Life-threatening abortion complications happen in ABQ at the shocking rate of ONE every THREE months. Abortion may be legal but it is far from safe!

911 call made from Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion mill in Albuquerque, NM requesting transport for botched abortion patients. This shows that this abortion clinic presents a danger to the public. A 30-year old woman who suffered “uterine bleeding”, a sign of a possible punctured womb, after a first trimester abortion.

911 call made from Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion mill in Albuquerque, NM. A 17-year old girl who suffered from a fever, a possible sign of infection, a rapid pulse, and uncontrolled bleeding after a second trimester abortion.

911 call made from Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion mill in Albuquerque. A 35-year old woman, who at one point had stopped breathing, could be heard on the recording groaning and struggling for life.

Minnesota :Safe and Legal? Not for this abortion patient: Ambulance Arrives at Planned Parenthood

Presidential Women’s Clinic: Florida National Abortion Federation abortion clinic member Calls Ambulance for Abortion Patient

Milwaukee: Affiliated Medical Services abortion clinic Another abortion patient taken by ambulance courtesy of NAF related clinic



St. Louis, MOAnother ambulance removes patient from eugenics founded and tax funded Planned Parenthood

Abby Johnson Claims Planned Parenthood Coerces Minors Into Having Abortions

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