Planned Parenthood Affiliates Called to Return PPP Loans

May 22, 2020

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Thirty-seven affiliates of Planned Parenthood violated the rules by pursuing and receiving $80 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the government, which was meant to help struggling small businesses affected by COVID-19’s economic fallout. Now the federal government wants the abortion organization to return the funds.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is demanding repayment from those Planned Parenthood affiliates who applied for and took the loans. If any affiliate made false statements in order to receive the PPP loan, it could face criminal or civil sanctions as well.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) have called for an investigation saying that the money needed to be returned.

“There is no ambiguity in the legislation that passed or public record around its passage that organizations such as Planned Parenthood, whose parent organization has close to half a billion dollars in assets, is not eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program,” Rubio said. “Those funds must be returned immediately. 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.”

Susan B. Anthony List chimed in through a press release, “They should return this funding immediately. We thank President Trump for his strong commitment to stop taxpayer funding of abortion and abortionists like Planned Parenthood.”

News Sources

Planned Parenthood affiliates improperly applied for and received $80 million in coronavirus stimulus funds, feds say
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SBA List Responds to Planned Parenthood Receiving $80 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds
Susan B. Anthony List

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