Today, seven former employees of Planned Parenthood-including Abby Johnson and Catherine Adair-sent a letter to Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Henry Waxman expressing their support and encouragement in their investigation of Planned Parenthood for misuse of taxpayer funds.
Susan B. Anthony List President, Marjorie Dannenfelser stated: “The word about Planned Parenthood’s abuses is getting out. In state after state, Planned Parenthood is engaged in financial malfeasance, exposing teenagers to harm, exploiting women and killing the unborn, all with the aid of millions in taxpayer dollars. These brave former employees know this must stop.”
The former employees said that their support comes from their own personal experiences with Planned Parenthood. Although they do not all share their personal testimonies, they all agree the investigation “represent not only an appropriate exercise of government responsibility with respect to the use of tax dollars but also a clear duty to serve the best interest of women in the United States.”
The signers also confirmed that: “from personal experience” [we know] “that abortion is indeed deployed as a means of family planning” in violation of federal law, and that “one or more of us have personally witnessed and can testify to the validity of specific concerns raised by subcommittee chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL).” All the signers of the letter have committed to testifying, if need be, to any of the concerns raised by chairman Cliff Stearns in his letter to PPFA president Cecile Richards. Their personal witness can help further the mission to defund Planned Parenthood.