Planned Parenthood Fraud Case Reinstated by Court

When thinking about the possibility of Planned Parenthood fraud, perhaps it is best to ask yourself: If someone openly promotes baby-killing, what else are they willing to do?

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That doesn’t prove anything specific, of course. But it is interesting that, according to, judges have ruled to allow a lawsuit go forward against Planned Parenthood.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit reinstated a case brought against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Iowa by one of its former employees who alleges the abortion giant defrauded and abused taxpayer funds.

Susan Thayer, a former facility director of Planned Parenthood, filed a lawsuit in 2011 against the federally funded abortion provider, but a district court judge dismissed the case the following year, states Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which represents Thayer.

According to a press release by ADF, the lawsuit claims that Planned Parenthood submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid and failed to meet adequate medical standards.

Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Planned Parenthood billed Medicaid for abortion-related services in violation of federal law, sought to obtain partial payments from Medicaid patients while it billed Medicaid for the full amount, billed Medicaid for contraceptives without examinations or prescriptions, and billed Medicaid for services that were more costly than those actually provided.

These charges should surprise no one. The only charge the court did not uphold was the claim that Planned Parenthood committed actions that led to “inappropriate” Hospital medical reimbursement claims.

Thayer held that Planned Parenthood employees told patients who bled heavily following abortions that they should go to hospital emergency rooms and inform medical personnel they had miscarriages. She claimed that the hospitals would then bill Medicaid for treating the women—action that violates federal law that prohibits payments for abortion-related services.

So, allegedly, public funds that are not supposed to go toward performing abortions were used to subsidize abortions.