Did Planned Parenthood Just Break the Law Again? Nonprofit Accused of Donating to Political Group

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 27, 2016   |   1:40PM   |   Washington, DC

Did Planned Parenthood just break the law again? That’s what a pro-life group from Washington State wants to know.

In the past — in state after State across the country — Planned Parenthood has been caught engaging in Medicaid fraud and as even had to pay back money to both the state and federal government.

Now, Family policy Institute of Washington, believes it has caught the Planned Parenthood abortion business illegally sending money from its nonprofit organization to a political affiliate in Washington State.

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Washington PDC documents revealed this week show Planned Parenthood Votes Washington PAC reporting a $75,000 donation from New York-based Planned Parenthood, a 501(c)(3)-designated non-profit organization. But FPIW tells LifeNews.com that federal law and  IRS rules prohibit 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, from giving money to any political organization, such as a candidate committee, a political party committee, or a political action committee (PAC).

So far in 2016, the Planned Parenthood Votes Washington PAC has given to the campaigns of Governor Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, ten candidates for the state legislature, and a candidate for State Auditor, the group told LifeNews.

Joseph Backholm, President at FPIW, told LifeNews: “Planned Parenthood has to play by the same rules as everyone else. Aside from violating the law with this donation, Planned Parenthood is now using taxpayer dollars to influence elections in Washington State. This should be a concern to anyone who cares about open and honest elections.”

The pro-life group released a video with more information and commentary: