July 9, 2012
The ACLJ is aggressively suing Planned Parenthood — the largest abortion provider in America — and its local affiliates around the country to hold them accountable for their actions. These suits could bring down two of the largest abortion affiliates in the country in Texas and California.
Our whistleblower case against Planned Parenthood in Texas is in high gear right now. We represent Karen Reynolds, a former Planned Parenthood employee who alleges that the abortion giant engaged in a scheme to defraud state and federal governments of millions upon millions of dollars of taxpayer funds. Our suit alleges that Planned Parenthood in Texas adopted company-wide billing policies that massively overbilled, billed for procedures that were never done, or were not medically necessary.
Right now, our lawyers are poring over tens of thousands of pages of documents that we have forced Planned Parenthood to turn over in the discovery process. We are also consulting with experts in health care fraud and setting up dozens of depositions of key witnesses that will take place over the next two months.
Planned Parenthood is fighting back aggressively. Its lawyers are fighting us with all the enormous resources they have at their disposal. The national organization funnels much of its billion-dollar annual budget — nearly half of which is supplied by taxpayers — to its largest affilates in California and Texas.
By using delaying tactics, they hope to wear us down until we tire of the fight. But with the trial scheduled for just about nine months from now, we cannot afford to let up.
Planned Parenthood may think it “won’t get caught,” but we are committed to holding them accountable. And Texas isn’t the only place. We are also suing Planned Parenthood in California in an another whistleblower case.
These are some of the largest lawsuits against the abortion industry. A victory could be crippling to Planned Parenthood. Literally hundreds of million of dollars are at stake and their taxpayer funding could hang in the balance; but most importantly we are fighting to save the lives of countless unborn babies.
We will continue to keep you informed as these critical cases move forward.
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