Thursday, July 7th, 2011
FIRST IN PULSE: AUL LOBBIES FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD INVESTIGATION – Americans United for Life kicks off the morning with a push for a Congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood. They’re sending members a nine-page talking points memo titled “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood,” detailing the group’s federal funding and alleging “misuse of federal health care funds” and “failure to comply with parental involvement laws.” In an accompanying letter, obtained by PULSE, the group writes, “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood — intended to be a tool for Congress to use in investigating the nation’s largest abortion provider — documents the known and alleged abuses by Planned Parenthood.” The letter http://politico.pro/oNa69H The memo http://politico.pro/p1ukK6
–Americans United for Life President Charmaine Yoest told PULSE in an interview: “We’re sending this up to the Hill, telling them this is … a case crying out for congressional attention. You saw Congress holding hearings on ACORN’s federal funding, and Planned Parenthood’s federal subsidies outstrip ACORN. We’re looking at [Planned Parenthood], all the defunding in states, and seeing a critical mass.”
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