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Report finds widespread abuse by Planned Parenthood, asks Congress to investigate

Catholic World News - July 07, 2011

Citing “systematic” abuses in an investigative report on the work of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Americans United for Life (AUL) has called for a full Congressional investigation into taxpayer funding for the group.

“It’s really, really time to take a very hard look at [Planned Parenthood] and what it is that they are doing with our money,” said Charmaine Yoest, the AUL president. Planned Parenthood received over $350 million each year in government funding.

Analyzing records from 20 years of Planned Parenthood activity, the AUL report found widespread evidence of problems including the misuse of federal funds, failure to report sexual abuse of minors, efforts to thwart parental-notification laws, cooperation with criminal activities such as prostitution, inappropriate use of abortifacient chemicals, and distribution of inaccurate information about the medical effects of abortion and of contraceptives.

The AUL study, released on July 7, encouraged Congress to consider the step already taken by several American states: cutting public funding for Planned Parenthood, the country’s busiest abortion provider.

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  • Posted by: rpp - Jul. 07, 2011 6:45 PM ET USA

    I applaud the efforts of AUL. However, I do not think that the forces opposed care one wit about facts. Or young women for that matter. It is about money, eugenics and elimination of entire racial groups.

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