A group of pro-life Senators are calling for an investigation into Planned Parenthood after it improperly received $80 million in coronavirus funding.
The letter, signed by nearly 30 Senators, urges an investigation into Planned Parenthood and demands accountability for whoever granted the money through the Small Business Administration. The letter was spearheaded by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
It states, “We write to urge you to investigate the activities of dozens of Planned Parenthood affiliates that reportedly applied for and received approximately $80 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, despite actual knowledge that they were ineligible for such loans….The Paycheck Protection Program established by the CARES Act was designed by Congress to help struggling small businesses and nonprofit organizations by giving them access to low-cost loans for expenses like keeping their employees on payroll during this pandemic. It was not designed to give government funds to politicized, partisan abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. The funds in the program are not unlimited, and were depleted once already because of high demand. Planned Parenthood fraudulently taking tens of millions of dollars that were intended to help keep those small businesses and nonprofit organizations afloat cannot stand and must be addressed.”
You can read the full letter here.
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As we have noted, “Planned Parenthood improperly received $80 million in small business loans under coronavirus legislation. This is money they were not supposed to receive as they weren’t even legally eligible to apply since they are a billion dollar business with more than 600 employees. The Small Business Administration is looking to get the money returned, but someone must be held accountable.”
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