A shocking new report from a leading pro-life organization
“documents the known and alleged abuses by Planned Parenthood,”
providing evidence for a congressional probe of the nation’s
largest abortion provider.
“[S]ubstantial evidence … appears to show a systemic and
organization-wide pattern of violating federal and state laws,”
Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood, the
new 181-page report by Americans United for Life.
The report represents a major push by social conservatives to
put the abortion issue — and especially federal funding for
Planned Parenthood — into the congressional spotlight, which
recently has been dominated by fiscal issues because of the
debt-ceiling negotiations. Capitol Hill sources say pro-life
House Republicans are already planning an event next week to
endorse AUL’s call for an investigation of Planned Parenthood.
summary of the AUL report highlights the charges against
- Misuse of federal health care and family planning
funds. State audit reports and admissions by former
employees detail a pattern of misuse by some Planned Parenthood
- Failure to report criminal child sexual abuse.
Substantial and still-developing evidence indicates that many
Planned Parenthood clinics fail to report all instances of
suspected abuse, and instead advise minors and their abusers on how
to circumvent the mandatory reporting laws.
- Failure to comply with parental involvement
laws. Some Planned Parenthood affiliates exhibit a pattern
and practice of violating and circumventing parental involvement
- Assisting those engaged in prostitution and/or sex
trafficking. Some Planned Parenthood clinics have
demonstrated a willingness to partner with pimps or sex traffickers
to exploit young women instead of safeguarding their health and
- Dangerous misuse of the abortion drug RU-486.
Planned Parenthood’s admitted disregard for the FDA’s approved
protocol puts profits above women’s lives and safety.
- Misinformation about so-called “emergency
contraception,” including ella. Planned Parenthood boasts
of its role in the approval of a new drug ella, yet provides
considerable misinformation about the drug.
- Willingness to provide women with inaccurate and
misleading information. Some Planned Parenthood affiliates
continually demonstrate a disregard for women’s health and safety
through their willingness to provide inaccurate and misleading
information regarding fetal development and about abortion’s
inherent health risks.
- Willingness to refer to substandard clinics.
Some Planned Parenthood affiliates put the lives and safety of
women and girls at risk by associating with substandard abortion
full PDF of the report is available online, and
further information is available at AUL’s Web site.