Acorn Contracts with Planned Parenthood Violate Federal Regulations?
“Public record shows Planned Parenthood does not meet federal acquisition standards;
ineligible for Title X or any federal contracts.”
Washington, D.C. — Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.203-13 (b)(2) requires that every contractor doing business with the government “shall (i) Exercise due diligence to prevent and detect criminal conduct; and (ii) Otherwise promote an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law.” American Life League (ALL) released a new video today that it says summarizes a long, well documented public record that Planned Parenthood does not meet federal standards and therefore is ineligible for Title X or any federal contracts.
State audits revealed overbillings by Planned Parenthood in at least four states and a 2010 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit raised serious questions about a $1.5 billion discrepancy between federal grants to Planned Parenthood and the funds it reported spending 2002-2008. ALL alleges those financial irregularities are part of a sustained pattern of illegal behavior and avoiding compliance with the law.
“Undercover video and audio investigations since 2002 show that Planned Parenthood employees in every state routinely tell minors to lie about their age on medical forms,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president at ALL. “Just recently, undercover videos at Planned Parenthood in NY, NJ, VA, and DC caught employees advising pimps to coach 13-15 year old child prostitutes how to lie so Planned Parenthood could avoid laws meant to protect those very children from child rape and sex trafficking.”
When American Life League tried to respond to Planned Parenthood’s public relations blitz targeting lawmakers earlier this month, NBC and CBS affiliates refused to run ALL’s popular YouTube video “Planned Parenthood’s Bunnies.” Undeterred, this time ALL is turning directly to YouTube to launch the 30-second spot entitled “We’re Waiting.”
“Like ACORN, Planned Parenthood’s powerful friends in Congress never want to look too closely. Too many others “even in this financial crisis” do not have the courage to act. Pro-life or not, cutting $362 million in contracts to $1.2 billion Planned Parenthood is not just an easy funding decision but required by federal regulations,” Sedlak concluded. “We’re waiting.”
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