Abby Johnson‘s lawsuit against a Planned Parenthood in Texas has been made public at the same time President Obama pulled Texas funding until it funds Planned Parenthood. The irony is playing out on a national stage.
It’s a dichotomy of defense in Texas as Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood worker who walked away and became a pro-life spokesperson and activist joined with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), who filed a suit on behalf of her, alleging that Planned Parenthood “knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2007 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from the Texas Women’s Health Program (WHP) for products and services not reimbursable by that program.” The suit was filed in 2009 under a federal law “that allows ‘whistleblowers’ with inside information to expose fraudulent billing by government contractors. By law, such cases must initially be filed under seal and may not be made public while federal and state governments decide whether to join the case,” according to the ADF. You can read the entire case here in PDF.
However, the timing of the public release of this case is ironic because it comes as Texas is battling the Obama Administration on the same fund Johnson’s case says Planned Parenthood misused.