Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Congressional Committee Moves to Investigate Planned Parenthood

On September 15, 2011, Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL) sent a letter to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards explaining his House Committee on Oversight and Investigations would be "examining the institutional practices and policies of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its affiliates, and its handing of federal funding."

Planned Parenthood is America's leading abortion provider.
The letter asks Richards to comply with current federal regulations and legal obligations by providing Congress with a wide range of documents within two weeks of the date of the letter.

“Please provide all internal audit reports conducted by PPFA and its affiliates from 1998 to 2010. If not clearly indicated in the audit reports, please detail how much PPFA and each affiliate expended and received in Title XIX Medicaid funding, Title X family planning, and any other federal funding,” the letter says.