Two Planned Parenthood facilities in Texas say they’re going to keep the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds they have been ordered to return by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
“We have no plans to return these essential funds,” said Jeffrey Hons, CEO of the Planned Parenthood clinic in San Antonio, as reported by Dallas News.
This is how powerful the Democrats have allowed the Politically Correct Death Squad to become. They are intentionally telling the US government to go stuff it. They’re so certain they will be protected by Democrat lawmakers that they’re breaking the law and flouting it.
A news report said that the abortion giant’s facility in Houston additionally said it will be keeping its funds.
Each clinic received between $1-$2 million in April and May from the PPP coronavirus relief program.
Does the Hyde Amendment even exist anymore?
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, nevertheless, reportedly did return its $2-$5 million loan on May 28, the report noted, in order to keep away from a very costly lawsuit.
“Elected officials singled us out based on political reasons,” said Chief External Affairs Officer for the Dallas slaughter house, Sarah Wheat. What, is she in charge of post birth abortions?
They were singled out because they violated the rules of the relief program, and because of the Hyde Amendment, which says that federal tax dollars may not be given to abortion facilities. And don’t let leftists tell you that the money they received goes toward women’s healthcare other than abortions. The same bank account receives the money, therefore, it’s a violation of the law.
Planned Parenthood is so arrogant about flouting the law because of politics. They know the Democrats will defend them, because they’re in the slaughter factory’s back pocket.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson revealed back in May that Planned Parenthood affiliates got $80 million in forgivable loans through the PPP program, which was a violation of the rules for the relief program.
The report pointed out that 37 affiliates of the baby killing organization applied for and received the PPP funds. SBA officials and a few members of Congress demanded the money be returned, asserting possible criminal prosecution may apply. The Death Squad isn’t afraid at all. They’re protected.
SBA said that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America was by no means eligible for the funds that have been loaned to organizations with 500 employees or less.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, told Fox News when the loans had been discovered that Planned Parenthood had violated the PPP rules for the reason that “parent organization has close to half a billion dollars in assets” and “is not eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program.”
“Those funds must be returned immediately,” Rubio said. “Furthermore, the SBA should open an investigation into how these loans were made in clear violation of the applicable affiliation rules and if Planned Parenthood, the banks, or staff at the SBA knowingly violated the law, all appropriate legal options should be pursued.”
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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