CONGRESS INVESTIGATES: Rep. Cliff Stearns’ letter to Planned Parenthood

[We'll have more on this developing story soon...]

Rep. Cliff Stearns, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has written an official letter to Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, demanding documentation to investigate whether the nation’s largest abortion provider is handling its federal funding properly and to what degree it is properly following federal guidelines on the mandatory reporting of underage sexual abuse, etc.

The whole letter has been leaked to the public.

Here is an excerpt from the opening:

“The Committee has questions about the policies in place and actions undertaken by PPFA [Planned Parenthood Federation of America] and its affiliates relating to its use of federal funding and its compliance with federal restrictions on the funding of abortion.”

The letter goes on to describe eight specific demands that Planned Parenthood must comply with in two weeks. Demands #5, 6 & 6 deal with reporting cases of sex abuse to the proper authorities:

Demand #6 reads: “Please provide a summary of how PPFA detects criminal conduct and the policies and procedures in place to prevent it or report it.”

Demand #7 reads: “Please provide the policies and procedures PPFA and its affiliates have in place to ensure that all Planned Parenthood clinics report all cases of suspected sexual abuse, including statutory rape, to the proper authorities.

Demand #8 reads: “Please provide the policies and procedures PPFA and its affiliates have in place to ensure that suspected sex trafficking is reported to the proper authorites.”

Demands #1-#5 deal with Planned Parenthood releasing (in most cases, for the first time publicly) internal and external audits and financial documentation revealing how they are using federal funding (through the Title X program).

As I said, please stay tuned for more updates…

And in the meantime, please thank Congressman Cliff Stearns for helping to uncover Planned Parenthood’s systematic abuse of women and children!

  • Anonymous

    Once again, you guys have been delivering results!! 
    Nobody would know of these atrocities (ongoing slavery, abuse, etc) if you hadn’t continued to push it forward, and you should be proud that untold numbers of women and children (born and unborn) may begin to escape the clutches of sex trade, due to your hard work!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-L-Kennedy/682808006 Dan L Kennedy

    Given PP’s dismal track record, this out to be real interesting–and it’s about time!

  • dani
  • DANI

    CT/ Blumenthal..of course..http://blogs.courant.com/rick_green/2011/09/blumenthal-blasts-planned-pare.html            SHAME ON HIM FOR SUPPORTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING..IN THE NAME OF POLITICS!!

  • Atilla51

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To ALL PRO-LIFE ADVOCATES around the world banding together and fighting the good fight!  The pathetic pro-aborts that fight to KILL HUMAN LIFE are cowering and writhing like the maggots that they are!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cyberbuff Bob Leonard

    yet another Bigoted Bastard, brought to you by the GOP…they LOVE Kids….until it’s time to Pay To Raise Them….then thy turn off All Funding, from Head Start, to School Lunches….yes sir, compassionate conservatism…what a LOAD of Crap…

    • Guest

      They oppose the unjust, state sanctioned killing of humans of all ages.  I fail to see what part of that implies that they also have to support every government welfare program in existence (regardless of its efficiency).

    • Hallas1980

      Bob, how can we deal with issues of how children are to be raised and who funds them unless children are given the right to be born?  It is unfortunate that people cannot afford to feed their children and I have volunteered at soup kitchens and food shelves, donated food and clothes as well as millions of other people in America to do something about it.  I rely on my neighbors and my church, not the government to help me or others.  We could always use another volunteer at the soup kitchen or to sponsor a child lunch at your local school.  Forgive me for thinking that individuals make a difference towards poverty, hunger, and life in what they personally do.

  • Heather Ann Rice

    THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT ABUSING WOMEN AND CHILDREN BUT ACTIVELY SUPPORTING THE HEALTH OF THEM!!!  1 IN 5 WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES HAS RELIED ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD AS A SOURCE OF AMAZING HEALTH CARE!!!  GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!

    • Guest

      All the more reason to investigate them if they’re abusing women and children.

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