Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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’s lawsuit will go forward


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden regarding former Planned Parenthood clinic director Sue Thayer’s lawsuit against the abortion giant’s Iowa affiliate. The lawsuit alleges that Planned Parenthood submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid and failed to meet acceptable standards of medical practice. Planned Parenthood’s motion to dismiss was largely unsuccessful, as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa ruled in Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland that two of the three claims may go forward.

“Planned Parenthood views women as profit centers, not patients. Taxpayers deserve to know that Planned Parenthood is acting illegally, not only by wrongfully submitting claims to Medicaid for reimbursement, but also by failing to protect the health of the women it purports to serve. Our tax dollars should fund the thousands of trusted, local public health clinics across America, not the barbaric acts of this billion-dollar corporation.”
 
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
 
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Previous news releases:

  • 2015-10-07: Former Planned Parenthood director to testify on how it places profit before women’s health
  • 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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