Conservative Attorney Sues Obama Admin Over Abortion-Health Care Meetings
by Steven Ertelt
December 22, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A conservative attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration demanding that it release documents about meetings on health care. Larry Klayman alleges it is violating federal law by not providing it information on meetings that could include Planned Parenthood.
Klayman filed suit in federal district court saying the Obama administration is not complying with its Freedom of Information Act requests.
As a result, he contends Obama officials have violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Freedom of Information Act by not handing over information on closed-door meetings at the White House.
The lawsuit’s focus is the Health Reform De Facto Advisory Committee that included representatives of other groups along with Planned Parenthood. The Obama administration came under fire for not inviting any pro-life groups to participate in health care meetings.
Klayman says he wants the Obama administration to give up documents showing minutes of the meeting and their final results.
The lawsuit says Obama’s "haste to socialize medicine in the United States, and increase government control generally," he has "violated his commitment to transparency."
Klayman told WorldNetDaily, "It is widely known that President Obama and his surrogates have been holding behind closed door meetings with health care industry lobbyists, cutting deals to win passage of his health care legislation."
He contends Obama has "become the lackey of Planned Parenthood in championing government financed abortions."
He told WND his new case targets "the particulars behind the secret deals the White House has been cutting with private health care concerns, such as the AMA, Pharma, Planned Parenthood, AARP, and other lobbyists seeking to feed at the trough of the government."
"Freedom Watch will not rest until the American people know all the facts about this historic and ill advised health care legislation, which most Americans be they conservative, middle of the road or liberal think we cannot afford and do not want as it is written," he said.
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