Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settles fraud lawsuit brought by Texas AG
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton regarding a legal settlement announced Tuesday in which Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast will pay massive fines for participating in Medicaid fraud:
“Americans deserve to know if their hard-earned tax money is being funneled to groups that are misusing it, and now Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has as much as admitted to defrauding Texas and federal taxpayers by agreeing to pay a portion of the money back. Alliance Defending Freedom has known this for years as we have vigorously and separately pursued Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for what we assert are other schemes of fraud against the Texas Women’s Health Program. These programs are designed to help the poor, but Planned Parenthood instead uses taxpayer dollars to pad its bottom line with little regard for the health of women. As Alliance Defending Freedom has reported in its annual report to Congress--and has learned in additional lawsuits in Iowa and Washington--Planned Parenthood has been improperly reimbursed by millions of taxpayer dollars over the years. This is merely the tip of the iceberg.”
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