The nation's leading pro-life advocacy group sees good reason to oppose the latest attempt to stimulate the economy.
The House has passed a massive stimulus measure that has been forwarded to the Senate – a measure the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) wants killed because it funnels millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood.
"The rules were changed from the earlier stimulus bills, which were aimed in one part to assist businesses with fewer than 500 employees," explains NRLC Executive Director David O’Steen. “"lanned Parenthood has about 16,000 employees, and this bill was worded in such a way that would have provided tens of millions of dollars by making that change."
But the abortion organization cashing in is not the only issue.
"It provided funds to increase the pay of medical personnel but [is] worded in such a way it included personnel that might have seen a patient who had had COVID or could possibly [have] had COVID," O’Steen relays. "In other words, [it's] not just for personnel treating COVID patients."
So the abortion conglomerate could claim they have seen or treated patients who might have had the virus so as to collect the government dime.The $3 trillion bill also includes medical assistance grants that could go to abortion clinics for underlying expenses, freeing up more funds for them to promote and perform abortions.
The NRLC does not believe the bill will pass in the Senate and is hopeful that no future measure will allow Planned Parenthood to take advantage of money earmarked for economic recovery.