WASHINGTON, D.C. (02-09-12) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) who on Wednesday sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) calling for “a full-scale series of Congressional hearings to expose the damage Planned Parenthood has caused to our nation.”

“As Americans United for Life laid out in its comprehensive Report, ‘The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood,’ the abuses at Planned Parenthood provide a compelling and rational basis for denying funding to the abortion giant,” said Dr. Yoest.

In order to further encapsulate the allegations involving the mega-abortion provider, AUL’s Legal Team also produced “Planned Parenthood Abuses: Highlighting Investigations, Audits, and Legal Actions,” a Memorandum released this week that documents current investigations of Planned Parenthood that have been made public, prior investigations of Planned Parenthood, audit reports of Planned Parenthood affiliates or clinics that have found improprieties, and legal actions taken against Planned Parenthood.

“The abuses documented at Planned Parenthood are serious and substantive,” Dr. Yoest noted.  “AUL applauds Congresswoman Blackburn’s call for hearings into questions of financial irregularities at Planned Parenthood and for its failure to comply with laws that protect women and minor girls.”

She continued, “It is important to note that it is the known abuses at Planned Parenthood that triggered the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce—the same Committee that is currently investigating Solyndra–to investigate the breadth and depth of the problems at Planned Parenthood. And I want to thank Marsha Blackburn for her leadership in calling for a thorough accounting of public funds.”

Congresswoman Blackburn serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee that launched the investigation of Planned Parenthood last September.

To read Congresswoman Blackburn’s letter, click here. For more on AUL’s “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood,” click here.