FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2015
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Melendez Calls for Full State Audit of Planned Parenthood
The audit will focus on potential fraud and black market criminal violations
Sacramento – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, has officially requested to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee a state audit of Planned Parenthood.
The audit will focus on Planned Parenthood’s financial stake in alleged black market, human tissue ventures and to what extent have patients’ consent has been corrupted via fraudulent inducement by Planned Parenthood staff during pre-abortion consults.
“Planned Parenthood is running its own body part chop shop,” Melendez said. “The taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for this illegal activity.”
Independent investigations have recently brought to light evidence that Planned Parenthood, in violation of federal law, has engaged in the sale of human tissue that was taken from patients who have received an abortion from Planned Parenthood. The illegal profits made off of human tissue from an abortion procedure, represents a plain financial motive that violates the Hippocratic Oath.
“Planned Parenthood is subsidized with millions of taxpayers’ dollars each year, and should be held accountable and defunded for involving the California taxpayers in their black market human tissue schemes,” said Melendez.
Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez serves as Vice-Chair of both Budget and Public Safety Committees in the Assembly, is a proud Navy veteran, and is a vigilant consumer privacy advocate. She represents the 67th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar and a portion of Hemet. It also includes the Riverside County unincorporated areas of Lake Mathews, Good Hope, Nuevo, and Winchester. Follow her on Twitter: @asmMelendez
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