U.S. News & World Report: New Planned Parenthood Abortion Charges

This post appeared online at U.S. News & World Report on Decemeber 7, 2011.

New Planned Parenthood Abortion Charges
by Paul Bedard

New charges from seven former workers—including a self-described “abortion doctor”—that Planned Parenthood used federal money for abortions despite prohibitions is expected to fire up Republicans seeking to shut off tax dollars to the massive family planning group.

In a letter to the House committee investigating Planned Parenthood, the seven former workers also charged that they have witnessed staffers fail to notify parents when a minor sought an abortion, failed to provide a women undergoing an abortion with “accurate and relevant information” regarding the stage of her pregnancy, or detect and act upon instances were a female was brought to a clinic under coercion, possibily even human trafficking

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