Seventy-two members of the U.S. Congress have signed a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting updated detailed information about government grants to Planned Parenthood.
Leading the effort to uncover information about government money being funneled to Planned Parenthood are Representative Pete Olson of Texas and Representative Diane Black of Tennessee. The request asks for more information following a GAO report compiled and released in 2010 at the request of 31 members of Congress that raised more questions than it answered. While Planned Parenthood’s annual reports show it took in $2.3 billion from government grants and programs from 2002 to 2008, the Planned Parenthood audits relied upon by the GAO in compiling the expenditure report could only account for expenditures of $657.1 million during the same time period.
“[The difference is] not pocket change,” STOPP national director Rita Diller noted in her Washington Times article, “Planned Parenthood’s missing millions,” in June of 2010. “Why the discrepancy?”
Following the 2010 GAO report, Diller called on Planned Parenthood to come clean and let taxpayers know how it was spending their hard-earned money. Clarification, of course, was never provided by the abortion giant...