Michael Norton

In Los Angeles, for instance, Planned Parenthood paid $225,695.65 for Ortho Tri-Cyclen birth control pills but billed the state government more than $918,000. And in New Jersey, “family planning clinics” run by Planned Parenthood were audited, and the audit revealed New Jersey had “improperly received federal reimbursement…for 160,955 prescriptions drug claims that were billed as family planning, but did not qualify as family planning services.” This led to “a letter from the Inspector General to New Jersey officials [recommending] that New Jersey repay $2,219,746 to the federal government.”

The bottom line — once your conscience allows you to make money by ending lives, it’s apparently no big deal to make a lot more money by fudging the numbers.

The good news for supporters of life is that Planned Parenthood is not getting away with it every time. Instead, in places like Texas, they are being forced to pay $4.3 million to make things right. Stay tuned. There is more to come!


Michael Norton

Michael J. Norton is senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom and is a former United States Attorney for the District of Colorado.

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