Planned Parenthood has been embroiled in scandal for being caught profiting off the sale of baby parts. Despite the mainstream media blackout of covering the scandal, 5 states have moved forward to defund the abortion provider throughout their state. The majority of the people in those states feel that taxpayers should not be forced to pay for something so horrific and morally wrong.
Planned Parenthood hired a public relations firm to spin the scandal into a positive light. The abortion provider has also joined with Democratic lawmakers they’ve given money to in blaming Republicans and conservatives for the scandal. Planned Parenthood has acted like a victim by stating that Republicans have declared a war on women. They have also attacked the group that recorded the videos and called them extremists.
However, despite all of the damage control and blame placement, Planned Parenthood finds itself at the center of a new scandal, one they might not recover from.
According to the Daily Signal, Planned Parenthood is being accused of massive amounts of fraud that add up to millions of dollars. A former worker turned whistleblower filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood for stealing money from the American taxpayers.
Sue Thayer worked at Planned Parenthood for 17 years and accumulated extensive knowledge regarding the inner workings of the abortion house. She was fired in 2008 after raising concerns over the practice of webcam abortions in which doctors dispense abortion pills to women despite not being present in the room.
One of the instances of fraud that Thayer accuses Planned Parenthood of is where Planned Parenthood obtained birth control pills for less than $3 but turned around and billed Medicaid $35 for the same pills, and was reimbursed for $26.
“I really feel like, as a taxpayer, as a mom, as a lover of life, it’s my job to try to shed light on what goes on in there,” Thayer said, “I know they’re not being honest.”
Legal experts say that Planned Parenthood’s actions may not legally be fraud, however the practice of taking large amounts of taxpayers money for a pill they bought at a 10th of the price is a clear form of “waste and abuse.”
If the court finds Planned Parenthood guilty of fraud, the abortion clinic could be held accountable to a penalty of up to $11,000 for each false claim, plus three times the amount of actual damages and also be forced to cover Thayer’s legal fees.