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10 Reasons Planned Parenthood Should Be Permanently Defunded

10 Reasons Planned Parenthood Should Be Permanently Defunded

Via LiveActionNews.org — Here are 10 reasons why a civilized nation that cares about the rights of women and children ought to support the permanent defunding of Planned Parenthood.

The organization's widespread corruption should be particularly concerning to human rights activists and taxpayers in general, who are forced to pay for the 'services' Planned Parenthood performs.

Kristi Burton Brown is a pro-life attorney, volunteering for Life Legal Defense Foundation and also as an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom.

1. Planned Parenthood takes the lives of over 300,000 innocent children every year.

A baby at only 7 weeks, 4 days — when many abortions take place. (See www.ehd.org for more scientifically accurate photos and videos.)

If we are indeed a humane nation, the last organization we taxpayers should be funding is one that so cavalierly takes the lives of innocent human beings day after day, with no remorse.

(To read about one of Planned Parenthood's most commonly used abortion methods, go here. For a description of two common first trimester abortion methods — written by a former PP director — read this and this.)

2. Planned Parenthood has broken numerous federal and state laws.

The baby parts scandal at Planned Parenthood (first revealed by CMP's investigative footage over the summer) has drawn attention to the rampant lawbreaking at PP. In "A guide to how Planned Parenthood is breaking the law," Live Action News breaks down exactly how PP is killing babies who survive abortion attempts, selling baby body parts for apparent profit, illegally changing abortion procedures for the purpose of harvesting and selling these same baby body parts, committing partial-birth abortions, likely participating in criminal conspiracy, and much more.

3. Planned Parenthood continues to fail minor girls, turning them back to their abusers after profiting off their suffering.

In September, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) released a detailed, researched report on Planned Parenthood's cover-up of child sexual abuse in at least seven states.

After this, it came out that Planned Parenthood has also been failing to report the potential abuse of minor girls in an eighth state — Pennsylvania. In Colorado, Planned Parenthood paid out a large, secret settlement to a 13-year-old girl's mother after a judge commented that PP's conduct with the girl was so outrageous that punitive damages would be appropriate.

4. Planned Parenthood commits Medicaid and taxpayer fraud.

For more info, go here.

Another report released by ADF detailed millions in taxpayer fraud committed by Planned Parenthood — discovered by state and public audits.

Live Action News explained:

The report outlines how 45 public audits of Planned Parenthood affiliates, along with 57 audits of state family planning programs, found waste, fraud, and abuse to the tune of $129.7 million.

In addition to uncovering taxpayer fraud at Planned Parenthood, ADF also discovered that Planned Parenthood has engaged in improper billing with Medicaid, billing in excess of the actual cost, billing for services that were not necessary, and making duplicate bills. Planned Parenthood's Medicaid fraud contributed to the total amount of all improperly billed federal Medicaid payments in the nation, which equaled $14.4 billion in 2013 alone.

Kristi Burton Brown is a Christian, pro-life attorney. She has volunteered for Life Legal Defense Foundation and as an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom. She enjoys being a stay-at-home mom and a wife to her favorite man in the whole world. She also writes for Live Action News .

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