A Houston federal court is to rule on a whistleblower lawsuit
against Planned Parenthood.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is
Johnson, the former director and clinic manager at the Planned
Parenthood in Bryan/College Station, Texas. ADF attorney Michael
Norton tells OneNewsNow that Johnson accuses the abortion-provider
of fraudulent billing for services. In fact, she claims she was
instructed by Planned Parenthood to do so.
"The Houston management team
announced to all those who were present that it had been falsely
billing the Texas Women's Health Program for services that are not
reimbursable," Norton details about a Planned Parenthood management
meeting in Houston.
But when Johnson asked about what Planned Parenthood intended to
do with the money, the response -- according to the attorney --
was: "We are going to hope we don't get caught."
Norton plans to present evidence to the court.
"The actual amount of damages at this point in time is estimated
to be $5.5 million for about 90,000 false claims," the attorney
If the court finds Planned Parenthood guilty, the damages would
be considerably more based on federal law. ADF has prepared a
report for Congress that shows abuses among Planned Parenthoods
that actually total in the neighborhood of $100 million.
Illinois voters will be the judge when it comes to whether one
particular member of the bench keeps his position.