Louisiana Needs Peace,
Not More Abortion!
Join us this fall for Louisiana Right to Life's 2013 Vigil & Conference
At the Hyatt Regency New Orleans
November 1-2, 2013
(NOLA Needs Peace Press Conference)
After purchasing three parcels of land at 4636 S. Claiborne Ave in New Orleans near Napoleon Ave., Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, plans to open a $4.2 million dollar 7,000 Sq. Ft. abortion facility on Claiborne Ave in 2014. This facility will be the largest of its kind in Louisiana.
Planned Parenthood Must Pay $1.4 Million in Medicaid Fraud
Louisiana Right to Life Calls on Governor Jindal to Freeze PPGC Medicaid Payments
New Orleans, LA: The Texas Attorney General's Office today announced the conclusion of Texas's Medicaid fraud investigation into Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc. In the release, the Texas AG's office stated, "Under today's agreement, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast must pay $1.4 million for fraudulently overbilling the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program."
Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, and Dorinda C. Bordlee of Bioethics Defense Fund, the architect of SCR 57 by Sen. Danny Martiny and HR 105 by Rep. Frank Hoffmann, made the following statement:
"The Texas Attorney General's announcement confirmed what we discussed in the Louisiana Legislature and what was laid out in SCR 57 and HR 105: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) has fraudulently over-billed the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program, and therefore, the taxpayers of our nation. PPGC, the Planned Parenthood affiliate planning to build a $4.2 million regional abortion center on Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, now must repay the government $1.4 million.
Currently, PPGC, managed out of Texas, operates two Louisiana facilities, one in New Orleans and one in Baton Rouge. In the official complaint documents, Karen Reynolds, the "whistleblower", claims that the fraudulent practices were present at all of PPGC's clinics, including the two facilities in Louisiana.*
We expect in the coming months and years even more evidence of PPGC's medicaid fraud to be made public. The settlement today only relates to the whistleblower suit from Karen Reynolds. The whistleblower suit from former PPGC Facility Director Abby Johnson has not gone to settlement at this time.
Louisiana does not need a company with a history of fraud and abuse setting up a regional abortion center in New Orleans in the name of "women's health".
"Based on this serious abuse of taxpayer funds, we encourage the Jindal Administration to immediately suspend Louisiana's contract with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast pending a thorough investigation as urged by the legislature in the two detailed resolutions."
* See page 6 of the Karen Reynolds v. PPGC Third Amended Complaint stating "All policies and conduct complained of herein occurred throughout the entire period of Relator's employment at PPGC, from October 1999 through February 2009, at all of PPGC's clinics.
Planned Parenthood Regional Abortion Center Coming to New Orleans
The facts are clear: More Planned Parenthood will lead to more abortions in New Orleans. Our city faces many pressing issues, from violence in the streets to poverty, and we must continue to address these issues. But Planned Parenthood bringing more abortions will not solve these problems... it will only create more. Click here to view our facts page...