GAO to audit Planned Parenthood at request by David Vitter, others


Planned Parenthood has long sat in the crosshairs of anti-abortion lawmakers, including Sen. David Vitter, R-La., who praised a renewed investigation this month into the family planning organization.

The Government Accountability Office agreed on April 7 to once again inspect federal financing for Planned Parenthood at the urging in March of more than 120 members of Congress.

“We absolutely need to shed light on how these types of organizations are spending federal funds, and I suspect the forthcoming GAO report will confirm our fears of Planned Parenthood’s inexcusable misuse of taxpayer dollars for abortion,” Vitter said Monday (April 18) in a statement.


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