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YouTuber’s Identity Kept Hidden in Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

May 23, 2022, 1:56 PM

Planned Parenthood lost its bid to publicly reveal the identity of a False Claims Act whistleblower who posted on YouTube in 2015 video footage about the reproductive healthcare organization’s practices regarding fetal tissue collected from abortions, a federal district court in Texas said.

The whistleblower, referred to as Alex Doe, conducted an undercover investigation to determine whether Planned Parenthood and its affiliates were providing fetal tissue to researchers and tissue procurement companies. Doe alleges Louisiana and Texas terminated Planned Parenthood’s eligibility to bill Medicaid because of his report, but that the organization knowingly continued to submit claims for payment.

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