The abortion chain Planned Parenthood is losing support across the globe as countries discover more of its unethical practices.
Late last week, the National Court of Spain ruled that the subsidiary of Planned Parenthood in Spain can be stripped of government benefits because it repeatedly failed to comply with the law, the Catholic News Agency reports.
“An organization that hides income and dodges penalties is not serving the public interest,” said Luis Losada Pescador, director of Spain’s CitizenGo campaigns.
Pescador said the decision could have a global impact. In the United States, there are signs that the FBI may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood broke the law by selling aborted baby body parts.
“From the international point of view, this comes when the FBI may be starting an investigation into the largest abortion multinational [group] in the world with great influence in Latin America through its subsidiaries,” Pescador said.
The Spanish Planned Parenthood subsidiary, Family Planning Federation, used to receive taxpayer-funded government benefits as a recognized public service organization. However, it was discovered that FPF “had not declared income from ads they ran in a pharmaceutical magazine, prohibited under Spanish law, nor were they penalized for such advertising,” according to the report.
The National Court temporarily blocked the government from revoking the abortion group’s public service organization status based on promises that FPF would change its operations. But apparently, it did not. Thus, the court’s Nov. 25 decision to revoke FPF’s benefits status.
The Christian Lawyers Association celebrated the ruling, and asked the government to take away the abortion group’s taxpayer funding as well. FPF receives close to half a million taxpayer dollars annually from Spain, according to the report.
“… an organization which has systematically failed to comply with the law cannot be granted that status,” CLA President Polonia Castellanos said.
Here’s more from the report:
The CLA initially filed a complaint with the Minister of the Interior alleging the FPF had not declared income from ads they ran in a pharmaceutical magazine, prohibited under Spanish law, nor were they penalized for such advertising.
The Interior Ministry withdrew the public service designation from the group, alleging that “such illegal conduct is incompatible with the advancement of the public interest, in this case, protecting the public’s health.”
The ministry also stated that “it involves betraying the confidence that society places in that entity which claims to benefit the community in exchange for receiving important advantages.”
Following the decision, the Family Planning Federation filed suit against the Interior Ministry and the Christian Lawyers Association. The National Court determined in fact that the Interior Ministry had acted properly, and dismissed the lawsuits, requiring the FPF to pay court costs for their failed litigation.
The United States also withdrew support from the Planned Parenthood abortion chain’s international branch in January when President Donald Trump signed the Mexico City Policy. Named for a 1984 population conference where President Ronald Reagan initially announced it, the policy requires that family planning funds go only to groups that agree to not do abortions or lobby foreign nations to overturn their pro-life laws.
Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level have stalled in the United States. However, a number of states still are working to defund the abortion chain at their level. Earlier this month, Arkansas succeeded, arguing that Planned Parenthood had “engaged in misconduct that merits disqualification from the [taxpayer-funded] Medicaid program.”
Planned Parenthood receives about half a billion taxpayer dollars annually from the United States. It is the largest abortion business in America, aborting more than 320,000 unborn babies every year.