By: Amy Jo Underwood
Planned Parenthood received over $85 million in funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. Over $10 million were given in a single loan to a Planned Parenthood clinic in New York. Meanwhile, small businesses all over the United States had to close their doors as a result of COVID19 restrictions and strict mandates.
According to Live Action, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York received $10 million in a single forgivable loan from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP funds were created to support businesses through the COVID19 fallout, as many small companies struggled to stay in business due to the intense restrictions placed upon them by the government.
However, over $85 million of the taxpayer funds went to Planned Parenthood, a wealthy business which profits from abortion. $10 million went to a specific clinic in New York known for its shady practices. According to Live Action, “...the facility is known to have injured at least 37 women, with four known emergencies in 2020, and at least 13 ambulance calls in 2019, when five women were injured in just seven weeks. The building itself has safety concerns, including an elevator too small for paramedics to fit a stretcher into, which could cause life-threatening delays in getting a patient to an ambulance in an emergency situation.”
Pro-life groups are quickly pointing out the injustice and corruption of giving funds to abortion providers.
“By our count, Planned Parenthood has slithered its way to obtain more than $85 million dollars in coronavirus relief loans through the Paycheck Protection Program guaranteed by the American people. Despite congressional regulations that were intended to disqualify them, Big Abortion has found a way to make the American people complicit in their nefarious dealings,” stated Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance.
“.... Parenthood of Greater New York affiliate ... got a $10 million loan approved just days before the program ran out of money. This from a company which reported a record number of abortions in its last report, where they announced they made $69.7 million in profits. This is obscene by any reasonable measure and Congress should demand an immediate investigation.” - Penny Nance, President of Concerned Women for America