Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast accused of fraud

When Peter Durkin, CEO of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, announced his early retirement last week, he may have done so because the public would soon hear of the alleged widespread fraud within his organization.

Durkin said in an email announcement to supporters that he will be leaving behind a solid organization:  "We have a strong Board, an experienced Management Team, strong Health Center directors and supervisors, stable finances, good systems in place, and an explicit corporate culture that guides our behavior."

The former Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast employee who filed a whistleblower report detailing the fraud accusation would likely disagree.

Karen Reynolds, who worked at the Lufkin, Texas location from 1999 to 2009, has submitted company emails and memos to both the Texas and United States Attorneys General as evidence that Gulf Coast overbilled Medicaid, Title XX, and the Women's Health Program, and even altered patient records in order to submit false bills.

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has a total of 12 facilities in Texas and Louisiana, including the largest abortion facility in America–“Prevention Park”—which is a seven-story, 76,000 square foot abortuary located in Houston, Texas.

If Reynold’s accusation is true, the crime will disqualify Gulf Coast from ever again receiving government grants.  Such an outcome would be a victory for Texas taxpayers, women, and unborn children.


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