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PP's false billing called out

Charlie Butts   (OneNewsNow.com) Friday, November 09, 2012

A Houston federal court is to rule on a whistleblower lawsuit against Planned Parenthood.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is representing Abby 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.

Norton, Michael (ADF)"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 reports.

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.

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