Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Description:  Planned Parenthood submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid and failed to meet acceptable standards of medical practice according to a federal lawsuit. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing former Planned Parenthood clinic director Sue Thayer filed the lawsuit against the abortion giant’s Iowa affiliate in March 2011.


Former Planned Parenthood director to testify on how it places profit before women’s health

Sue Thayer, ADF attorneys available to media following hearing before House Judiciary Committee
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

WHO: Former Planned Parenthood facility director Sue Thayer, ADF Senior Counsel Casey Mattox, and ADF Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton
WHAT: Available for media interviews following hearing at which Thayer will testify on Planned Parenthood and how it places its profits ahead of women’s health
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. EDT
WHERE: House Judiciary Committee, 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, or watch live webcast

WASHINGTON – Former Planned Parenthood facility director Sue Thayer will testify before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday about how the abortion giant places its bottom line ahead of women’s health. The committee has been investigating the abortion giant’s practices ever since the Center for Medical Progress released numerous undercover videos that reveal what appears to be Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the trafficking of fetal baby parts – videos that a forensic report last week found are “authentic and show no evidence of manipulation….”

Thayer and Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys will be available for media interviews immediately following the hearing. ADF represents Thayer in a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood’s Iowa affiliate. The lawsuit, Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, claims Planned Parenthood submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid.

“No person, no business should view a woman’s body as a profit center, yet that is exactly what Planned Parenthood does,” Thayer wrote recently in an opinion column for The Des Moines Register. “As the former director of two Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa, I know first-hand how massive are the profits and how terrible are the costs generated by their predatory practices on women and girls. And all the while, our tax dollars have been helping them do it.”

“American taxpayers should not be forced to fund a billion-dollar corporation that was caught on camera negotiating the sale of baby body parts,” said Mattox. “No one should miss the horrific reality of what Planned Parenthood does behind closed doors, as most graphically revealed in the undercover videos. Our tax dollars should fund the thousands of trusted, local public health clinics across America, not provide corporate welfare for Planned Parenthood and its barbaric practices of trafficking baby parts, failing to report statutory rape, and fraudulent billing.” ( #DefundPP)

At the hearing, medical experts will testify on the gruesome nature of abortion, late-term abortions, and what is involved in altering an abortion in order to harvest fetal organs.


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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Previous news releases:

  • 2014-08-29: Appeals court reinstates fraud case against Planned Parenthood in Iowa
  • 2013-11-19: 8th Circuit hears Iowa Planned Parenthood fraud case
  • 2013-03-14: Iowa Planned Parenthood fraud case heads to 8th Circuit
  • 2012-07-10: Planned Parenthood harms heartland women

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