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Pro life advocates are going after one of their biggest enemy is right where it hurts in the checking account.
Correspondent Shannon Bream has an update tonight on charges Planned Parenthood is playing fast and loose with your money.
It's about time that the government finally got serious about this misuse of taxpayer funds.
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office or GAO confirms -- is launching an investigation at the urging of a number of Republican lawmakers.
And how Planned Parenthood is using taxpayer money.
Last year alone the organization received more than a half billion dollars in federal funding.
Word of the investigation comes on the heels of a report to congress -- alliance defending freedom or eighty after which has a number of lawsuits pending against Planned Parenthood.
What we found a shocking we found.
That there is upward of at least twelve point five million dollars worth of government determined waste abuse -- potential fraud by Planned Parenthood affiliates.
In addition to -- -- cases just days ago at Texas affiliate settled a case launched by a whistle blower who alleged fraudulent billing was -- rampant there.
Texas authorities say they found Medicaid billing for products and services that were never rendered.
Were completely unnecessary or simply weren't eligible for reimbursement at ball.
Investigators say patient's medical records were falsified in order to support the fraudulent claims.
In agreeing to settle the case with the federal government for four point three million dollars.
Planned Parenthood made no admission of -- calling -- claims baseless and saying it ended the case as a practical matter quote.
Continuing this litigation in the -- style environment for women's health would have ensured a lengthy and costly process.
We are ending this lawsuit in order to devote all of our time and energy to delivering high quality affordable health care.
Asked for the pending federal probe Eaton is routine the G-8 -- to launch investigations upon the request of the chair or ranking member of a congressional committee.
Which is what triggered this particular examination.
Last year alone the GAO received more than 900 similar requests.
At this point the GAO has no timeline for completing the examination.
And Planned Parenthood is not commenting on the -- -- Shannon thank you.
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