SCOTUS Rebuffs ACORN, HHS Slams Forest Labs, Planned Parenthood Gets a Pass

June 22, 2011 09:00 AM

(Washington, DC) —The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Forest Laboratories, and Planned Parenthood have all defrauded the government and violated other civil or criminal laws.

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the case regarding Congress’ funding ban of ACORN.  Health and Human Services now demands that Forest Laboratories oust their CEO if the company wants further federal business.  Planned Parenthood?  It still gets over $360 million of taxpayer dollars.

“The ACORN case proves that defunding Planned Parenthood is not unconstitutional. Forest Labs proves that HHS can act if you are not under the wing of this administration,” said Paul Rondeau, director of communications for American Life League. “But rather than terminate its own funding, HHS wants to stop Indiana from ending state funding of Planned Parenthood.”

Section 1128 B-15 in the Social Security Act states the Secretary of HHS may exclude individuals and entities from health care programs for submitting bills substantially in excess of costs to the state or federal government.   Planned Parenthood has been found to have overbilled the government in excess of $25 million in at least five states by misstating the nature of claims, overcharging, and double billing.

ALL previously released a statement and video on March 23, 2011 noting that Planned Parenthood contracts also violate Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.203-13 (b) (2), which requires government contractors to “prevent and detect criminal conduct” and “promote a culture…of compliance with the law.”   

 


Media inquiries, please contact Paul E. Rondeau at 540-659-4942 or PRondeau@ALL.org

 

 
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Judie Brown co-founded American Life League, the oldest national Catholic pro-life organization in the United States, in 1979. She is the author of Saving Those Damned Catholics and will soon release her new book, The Broken Path. For more information, please visit http://www.ALL.org or call 540-659-4171.

 

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