A Republican-led House panel has asked the Planned Parenthood Federation
of America to hand over more than a decade’s worth of documents in a
probe of whether the organization improperly spends public money on
abortions. At issue is whether American taxpayers are unwittingly
underwriting elective abortions, in violation of federal law.
Due by the end of the month are internal audits of how much Planned
Parenthood received and spent in government money from 1998 to 2010.
Also requested are any state audits of PPFA for the last 20 years that
have not been made public, as well as a description for how “segregation
between family planning and abortion services is accomplished,” and how
the practice is monitored for compliance.