This is the best news I’ve had all day.
A Congressional committee has taken the first steps in investigating the Planned Parenthood abortion business over abuses ranging from financial disparities to its compliance with federal regulations on taxpayer funding to concerns that it is covering up cases of sex trafficking.
In the letter announcing the investigation Rep. Cliff Stearns wrote that the Committee specifically has “questions about the policies in place and actions undertaken by PPFA [Planned Parenthood Federation of America] and its affiliates relating to its use of federal funding and its compliance with federal restrictions on the funding of abortion.”
Liberals are, of course, freaking out. I guess it was OK when Obama was forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood but it’s not OK to ensure that taxpayer money is not being misappropriated or used illegally.
And let’s face it, the government’s been turning a blind eye to Planned Parenthood for so long that I’m willing to bet the farm that a lot of “issues” will arise.
We should all give a great big thanks to Lila Rose, the Live Action folks, and the Susan B. Anthony List for they did much of the heavy lifting on this as far as exposing Planned Parenthood.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, said:
“This is a critical step in holding accountable an organization that has been exposed as a billion dollar business centered on abortion and an unapologetic partner of those who wish to exploit young girls. We strongly believe that as Congress and the American people learn more about Planned Parenthood, they will see the urgency in defunding them immediately of the hundreds of millions of tax dollars they receive every year.”
This puts me in a very good mood.
Update: The media already seems to be on the attack. While not reporting on the investigation, The Hill’s first piece on the subject is “Dems hammer GOP’s Planned Parenthood funding probe.” I couldn’t find a report on the investigation itself, just the Dem response.
Get ready for a lot more of this. Hopefully Republicans will weather the media storm coming their way over this.