Poor Planned Parenthood, with its piddly one billion dollar annual income. It’s just no match for evil, greedy whistleblowers, at least according to pro-abort “reporter” Carolyn Jones at The Guardian:
Whistleblowers are the good guys, right? They cry foul on charlatans and overreaching governments. But what if your urge to disclose is lubricated by the promise of a whopping pile of cash? What if powerful lobby groups are standing by to give you first-rate legal representation? And what if your inside knowledge relates to one of America’s most bitter cultural conflicts?
Well, if the prospect of a hefty legal settlement helps persuade you to the anti-abortion cause, then the US False Claims Act, being used to expensive effect against Planned Parenthood providers, might be the law for you.
Jones disdained the fact that former Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast employee Karen Reynolds got a $1.25 million settlement from the U.S. Obama/Holder Department of Justice, which, Jones did not note, agreed with Reynolds that PPGC committed Medicaid fraud.
No, Planned Parenthood is the underdog, paying off such unmerited lawsuits “rather than endure costly legal battles.”
Nor did Jones like the fact that I promoted Reynolds’ bounty:
And after the size of Reynolds’ bounty became public, influential anti-choice blogger Jill Stanek tweeted every Planned Parenthood affiliate to “tell what u know”. She also endorsed a follower’s tweet that said, “heck, for $1.25 Mil, I’d even tell them what I don’t know”, and she crowed to the ADF that she was trying to drum up business for them.
Commenter ninoinoz nicely summed up all that was wrong with Jones’ piece:
Gosh, I’ve really enjoyed this article.
The Guardian griping against whistleblowers when it’s one of its pet causes being exposed. Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, anyone?
Also, considering abortion is only legal it the United States because of a court decision (Roe vs. Wade), it is LOL funny to complain about legal actions launched by your opponents.
I also like the belly-aching about pro-life groups organising and financing legal action. Are you the only ones allowed to do that then?
Finally, to complain about a pro-life activist using social media (Twitter) to seek out fraud is laughable. Are pro-lifers supposed to only use quills and parchment?
The fact is, whistleblowers could bring Planned Parenthood down. So, of course, they must be pretzeled into being the bad guys.