"These multi-state visits ... may be a hoax," the group's president Cecile Richards wrote in letter to Holder. "In the past, Planned Parenthood affiliates have been approached by a small, organized group of people, opposed to our mission, who have misrepresented their circumstances to gain access to our health centers. ... This may be happening once again. If so, this kind of activity should be firmly condemned."
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, of which the New Jersey clinic is part, was formally created in the 1940s as a network of health centers to provide women with greater access to birth control consulting, sexually transmitted disease testing, cancer screenings and abortions. There are currently more than 820 centers across the U.S.
"We are fully committed to delivering high-quality reproductive health care to the women of our communities, complying with all laws, and upholding the highest ethical standards," said Kinsler.