Re: Abortion 'goliath' taking small business funds

Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Planned Parenthood logo with cash backgroundA pro-life group wants Planned Parenthood to return its COVID-19 relief funds.

Alison Centofante of Live Action recalls that when the Small Business Administration (SBA) loans were being considered to save businesses in jeopardy, "Planned Parenthood had the audacity to request those small business loans funds, those Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds."

Many legislators worked to make sure that the abortion provider would be excluded, but at least 45 Planned Parenthood affiliates got the money and refused to give it back.

The SBA said it would investigate, but Centofante doubts that will result in a refund.

"That funding was to support businesses that could not make it during this pandemic, businesses such as pizza shops and hair salons -- not a mega-million-dollar abortion industry goliath that is upheld with our federal tax dollars every single day," Centofante continues. "People can call their member of Congress and let them know that Planned Parenthood and other affiliates need to return that very important emergency relief funding."

Centofante

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has defended its use of things such as Paycheck Protection Program loans.

"Like many other local nonprofits and healthcare providers, some independent Planned Parenthood 501(c)(3) organizations applied for and were awarded loans under the eligibility rules established by the CARES Act and the Small Business Administration (SBA), which they met," said the Planned Parenthood Federation of America's vice president of government relations and public policy, Jacqueline Ayers, in a statement published on MarketWatch.com.

"This is a clear political attack on Planned Parenthood health centers and access to reproductive healthcare," Ayers also stated.

"Healthcare heals," responds Centofante. "Abortion ends lives."

The pro-lifer adds that abortion is never medically necessary. She says if a mom is in a situation where she needs to be separated from her baby, the answer is early delivery, not abortion.

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