Fraud may seem like petty crime for an organization whose business is legalized murder, but this could be an important development toward at least stripping Planned Parenthood of all government funding. Lifenews.com reports,
Karen Reynolds, a former Health Center Assistant at the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC), in Lufkin, Texas, talked recently with the Lufkin, Texas newspaper about what she saw: . . .
[Her] 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.
An example given in the suit is Medicaid being billed for birth control counseling. The suit states almost all Women’s Health Program and Medicaid patients were handed a bag of at least two birth control devices despite the fact the items were not needed or requested by the patient.
“Pursuant to corporate policy and instructions from clinical directors, after merely handing the patient a bag of condoms and vaginal film on the way out the door, clinic employees then entered billing codes to be submitted to the government” at an average billed cost of $57.85. . . .
And it adds up to more than small change: a current Congressional investigation has discovered Planned Parenthood overcharging the government to the tune of $5 million in California and $17 million in New York alone.
But the most important allegation is even more damning:
The fraud was allegedly not limited to birth control and contraception, the former employee said in her complaint. Reynolds alleges that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast would falsify medical charts for patients having or who had had abortions to make it appear as if their visit was primarily for some other reason so Planned Parenthood would receive federal reimbursement.
If this is true, then current legislation forbidding the use of government funds to perform abortions has proven totally ineffective. Criminal charges need to come, as well as much stronger measures to prevent opponents of abortion from funding it through taxation.
But again, we should not be surprised that an organization that justifies murder would also lie, cheat, and steal to carry it out.