Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Planned Parenthood must return $80 million in coronavirus relief funds.

Jay Greenberg reports in Neon Nettle,
Planned Parenthood affiliates improperly filed for and received a total of $80 million in coronavirus relief funds, despite the fact that they weren’t eligible for the loans. According to the federal government, thirty-seven Planned Parenthood affiliates received the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding but now the feds are demanding the money back. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is contacting the groups to point out that affiliates of larger organizations with more than 500 employees are not allowed to receive PPP funds.

With an annual budget of over one billion dollars and the explicit Small Business Administration affiliation rules made it clear that Planned Parenthood was not and is not eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program," Lankford wrote."Like other large organizations that returned monies they were not eligible for, Planned Parenthood should immediately repay the American people the money they took from deserving small businesses and non-profits."

The Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life nonprofit, separately highlighted Planned Parenthood's role as an abortion provider."Across the country, Planned Parenthood refused to cease its abortion operation in wake of the pandemic, hoarding personal protective equipment and putting its staff and women at risk," a spokesperson for the SBA List told Fox News.

"It is rich that they, in turn, feel entitled to taxpayer dollars meant to help businesses in need," the spokesperson continued. "After decades of feeding at the taxpayer’s trough while running the nation’s largest abortion operation, they have over a billion dollars in net assets."They should return this funding immediately.

"We thank President Trump for his strong commitment to stop taxpayer funding of abortion and abortionists like Planned Parenthood.”This past January, Planned Parenthood reported a record-high number of abortions and government funding. Planned Parenthood affiliates claimed to have performed 345,672 abortions from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018.

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