The General Accounting Office (GAO) will investigate every dollar of federal funding going to Planned Parenthood, as well as other organizations that support the liberalization of abortion laws, for potential fraud.
The GAO will investigate the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Guttmacher Institute, the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States, the Population Council, and Advocates for Youth.
The “comprehensive” report will list every service performed and every federal dollar allocated, four Congressmen announced on Monday afternoon.
“It’s time for Americans and especially Congress to take a second look and defund Planned Parenthood,” said Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ. “Hopefully this will help us finally put an end to U.S. taxpayer support, funding and complicity with this violence against children.”
The government watchdog’s decision comes more than five months after 72 Congressmen asked the GAO to investigate Planned Parenthood in a letter dated February 21.
“Despite the best and slickest market branding money can buy, the stubborn fact remains that Planned Parenthood clinics are among the most dangerous places on Earth for a child,” Rep. Smith said. “It is deeply troubling that despite the fact that Planned Parenthood claims direct responsibility for killing over 6 million unborn babies – including a record 333,964 abortions in 2011 alone, they still receive taxpayer money – since Obama’s election and U.S. subsidies to the abortion industry at home and abroad, have significantly increased.”
Senator David Vitter of Louisiana noted Planned Parenthood’s revenues saw “an 11 percent increase over the past two years.”
The organization performed a record number of abortions and received a record amount of taxpayer funding in 2012, $542.4 million….
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