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Widespread abuse of taxpayer money by Planned Parenthood – says new report

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , on July 31, 2014 by saynsumthn

Alliance Defending Freedom made public Wednesday its latest annual report to Congress that identifies waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood, state family planning programs, and other organizations. As in 2013 and previous years, the report urges Congress to continue its investigation into the misuse of taxpayer dollars.

Read the report here

Planned Parenthood’s business model is pretty ugly !

Posted in Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , on August 2, 2013 by saynsumthn

Is Planned Parenthood violating the law by dispensing abortion pills? Legal group files suit !

Posted in Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood lawsuit, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers with tags , , , , , , on April 19, 2012 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood illegally distributing abortion pill, legal group says
by Ben JohnsonWed Apr 18, 2012 17:45 EST

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, April 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has been breaking New Hampshire state law by dispensing thousands of dollars of prescription drugs, including Plan B and RU-486, every single day, according to a legal complaint filed by the Alliance Defense Fund.

The nation’s largest abortion provider “must obey state laws that say only licensed pharmacists may distribute prescription drugs when a clinic is not under contract with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services,” said Michael Tierney, an attorney affiliated with the Alliance Defense Fund.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) lost its contract with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in July. But the ADF says this did not end the group’s distribution of abortion-inducing drugs.

Instead, “Planned Parenthood is dispensing a substantial amount of pharmaceuticals,” according to Tierney’s legal complaint, which he filed Tuesday with the state Board of Pharmacy. “It dispenses over $4,000 of pharmaceuticals a day.”

Exhibit A reproduces an e-mail demonstrating PPNNE officials knew they had lost their contract. Another e-mail records a meeting involving high-level state officials, including Democratic Governor John Lynch, aiming to restore state funding.

Tierney states the group has continued handing out prescriptions since last September and intends to apply for a Limited Retail Drug Distributor’s license in June. He is asking the state to “take all appropriate action” to end this practice.

In January, the state legislature put Planned Parenthood at the bottom of organizations receiving family planning funds, effectively defunding it.
PPNNE has six locations throughout the state including Manchester, Exeter, Lebanon, Derry, Claremont, and Keene.

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

Pro-life Tennessee minister receives threats

Posted in Abortion, Church, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by saynsumthn

Nashville minister discusses candidates’ abortion views on ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’
Pastor’s sermon discusses candidates’ abortion views
By Naomi Snyder • THE TENNESSEAN • September 27, 2010

“Love Thy Neighbor” was the topic of David Shelley‘s sermon on Sunday, but some people felt less than loving about Shelley’s plan to endorse political candidates Sunday.

Shelley, pastor of Smith Springs Baptist Church in Nashville, said he got 20 negative voice mail messages on the church’s answering service last week in response to his pulpit politicking plans, and at least one sounded threatening. Seven comments were supportive, Shelley said, but he was worried about the potential for vandalism at his church and called the police.

Sunday was the third year for the conservative Christian group Alliance Defense Fund’s “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” in which pastors around the country defy the tax code that restricts church and nonprofit political activity in exchange for tax-exempt status.

This year, the group said about 100 pastors planned to challenge the law by discussing political candidates’ positions on biblical issues with their congregations. It said it wouldn’t release the names of participating pastors until today.

Shelley said he was spooked by the angry messages, including one that said harm would “rain down” on his 60-member church, and he canceled plans to send his sermon notes to the Internal Revenue Service.

However, he did use the sermon to expound on the abortion views of several candidates, including U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, and state Sen. Thelma Harper, D-Nashville.
Neither candidate could be reached on Sunday.

Although he didn’t recommend that his congregation vote for anyone in particular, Shelley made his views clear: “52 million American babies have had their lives snuffed out, and it’s perfectly legal.”

“What if you could walk into a voting booth and make a vote that would pass a law and save the life of an innocent person?” he said. “I would.”

‘A very old conflict’

Read Rest Here

African American Pastor Stephen Broden, expert from Maafa21 and Guest from Glenn Beck, addresses New Orleans Tea Party

Posted in Abortion, American Eugenics Society, Black Genocide, Church, Constitution, Eugenics, Evolution, Glenn Beck, H1N1, Health Care, Maafa21, Margaret Sanger, Pastor Stephen Broden, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Pro-Life, Racism, Religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2009 by saynsumthn

Pastor tells Metairie ‘tea party’ that the constitution is in danger
By Bruce Nolan, The Times-Picayune
October 08, 2009, 6:30AM

A conservative Texas preacher who defied the Internal Revenue Service by endorsing Sen. John McCain from his pulpit last year sketched a vision of Washington in the hands of socialist ideologues determined to wreck the Constitution and undermine “our Judeo-Christian heritage,” because “what’s best for America is socialism.”

In 52 minutes of razor wire rhetoric, the Rev. Stephen Broden, a black pastor from Dallas, drew at least six standing ovations from a mixed but predominantly white audience gathered by the Greater New Orleans Tea Party.

Quoting from the Bible, the Declaration of Independence and conservative authors like Francis Schaeffer, Broden cast the political struggle partly in religious terms.

Without mentioning President Obama — without naming any Democrats — he said Washington has passed into the hands of people determined “to replace our Judeo-Christian ethic …with secular humanism birthed in atheistic Darwinism.”

Moreover, he said, “the best place to filter out deception is through the word of God.”

Broden, the pastor of the 100-member Fair Park Bible Fellowship, was among several dozen pastors who publicly endorsed Republican candidates, or denounced Obama, from the pulpit last fall, hoping to provoke a free speech court fight with the Internal Revenue Service.

Since then, however, “nothing has happened,” to his disappointment, Broden said before the speech.

Broden has appeared several times on Fox News commentator’s Glenn Beck’s show, preaching that traditional American freedoms are in danger. One of those appearances led to his appearance at the Metairie gathering.

His audience was largely white, middle aged and older. Some said they came out of curiousity. Some, like self-employed home remodeler John Reeser, said they were already deeply concerned.

The crowd prays with the Rev. Stephen Broden during a meeting of the Greater New Orleans Tea Party at the American Legion Hall on Ridgewood Drive in Metairie on Wednesday.Reeser, who described himself as “a guy who never used to get involved,” said he has become energized by the Obama administration and its “total, out of control government spending,” its alliance with labor against business and the prospect of what he thought might be ruinous health care reform.

Ken Steudler, a retired sales and marketing executive, said he was alarmed chiefly by government spending, but to a lesser extent, by evidence the Obama administration is salted with Marxists. He named as an example Mark Lloyd, the Federal Communication Commission’s chief diversity officer, who Steudler said had made remarks sympathetic to Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

To repeated applause during his speech, Broden struck themes well beyond the denunciation of same sex marriage, abortion and other topics that have marked the culture wars for several decades.

His message was deeper: that the banking, credit card, automotive crises of the last year were all “manufactured” by enemies of traditional American values to deliberately overload government and usher in socialism.

All I have created in the marketplace should not be taken from me and given to someone else. … That idea is anti-Bible,” he said, to strong applause.

In addition, he said “secular humanists” are “are pushing and bludgeoning and butchering our Judeo-Christian heritage.”

If you remove the Christian consensus from the nation, what will determine right from wrong?

Answering questions that lasted another hour, Broden denounced abortion as a form of black genocide, denounced government entitlement programs that he said wrecked the black family and wrote off “the liberal press.”

( Pastor Broden was in the documentary Maafa21) Preview Below:

When one woman asked whether the presence of swine flu might be a manufactured epidemic, Broden allowed that he didn’t know, but he was suspicious. He urged her to double up on her Vitamin C.