Pro-Life Group Sues HHS to Force Release of Documents on Planned Parenthood Funding
by Philip Shepherd – CNS News – December 28, 2011
New Hampshire Right to Life is suing the Obama administration in an attempt to force the release of information regarding $1-million in taxpayer money awarded to Planned Parenthood’s six New Hampshire clinics.
The grant – awarded by the Health and Human Service Department (HHS) in September — came three months after New Hampshire’s governing body rejected federal money for clinics that perform abortions.
New Hampshire is unique in that its Executive Council must approve any grants over $10,000. Moreover, Title X explicitly prohibits funding programs that offer where abortion is a method of family planning, the lawsuit notes.