Texas Fraud Suit Against Planned Parenthood Moves Forward

Texas Fraud Suit Against Planned Parenthood Moves Forward


The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is proceeding with a lawsuit saying Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas defrauded taxpayers, after a federal judge dismissed the abortion seller's plea to dismiss the case in early August, WORLD News Service reports. The court said there was enough evidence that Planned Parenthood may have made false claims for reimbursement under government programs for unnecessary procedures and services never provided to proceed with the case. According to the ACLJ: "This is a major victory, as this case to hold Planned Parenthood accountable moves forward to trail. 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 ACLJ is representing Planned Parenthood employee Karen Reynolds in the suit, which was filed August 10. Reynolds, who worked as a health center assistant at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Lufkin from October 1999 through February 2009, alleges that during that time, corporate directors instructed employees to "maximize revenues by increasing 'pay-per-visits' for patients who were eligible for medical services charged to government programs," including Medicaid.

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