A federal loan program intended to help small businesses prevent layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic now shows that several loan recipients were Pennsylvania affiliates of Planned Parenthood – the abortion giant with revenues over $1.6 billion nationally in 2019.
“Planned Parenthood has never been shy about seeking taxpayer dollars to fund their abortion business, but this takes the cake,” said Michael Geer, President of Pennsylvania Family Institute.
“Even as thousands of businesses and non-profits were shut down by order of Governor Tom Wolf, he declared the abortion industry, including Planned Parenthood, to be ‘life-sustaining.’ So not only did Planned Parenthood continue, with Wolf’s blessing, to reap the profits from doing abortions at the peak of the pandemic (utilizing scarce PPE equipment like masks), now we find out they took millions of taxpayer dollars meant to help those small businesses truly impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown,” added Geer.
The Trump administration recently released information of businesses and nonprofits being granted loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Three Planned Parenthood affiliates in Pennsylvania are shown to have received PPP loans (see the locations along with the range of the loan):
- Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA ($1 million – $2 million)
- Planned Parenthood Keystone ($350,000 – $1 million)
- BetterHealth – A Planned Parenthood partnership ($350,000 – $1 million)
BetterHealth states they exist “to leverage purchasing power for Planned Parenthood affiliate members for strategic business initiatives.”
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Abortion is big business for Planned Parenthood. They carry out 15,000 abortions in PA every year – half of the total abortions in the state. That’s over 42 abortions every day. Planned Parenthood’s statewide operations report over $275 million in revenue since 2011.
Last March, both Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA and Planned Parenthood Keystone announced their abortion-performing facilities will remain open “for abortion services only.” Planned Parenthood Keystone even requested private donations of Personal Protective Equipment so they could continue profiting from abortions.
The Small Business Administration (SBA), which administered the PPP loans, has reportedly informed local affiliates that they are ineligible under the program’s rules.
Over 26,000 Pennsylvania businesses were listed, showing approval for loans ranging from $150,000 to $10 million. Nationally, it has been reported that 38 Planned Parenthood affiliates applied for more than $80 million in forgivable loans through the CARES Act.
In addition to Planned Parenthood, SBA data shows other abortion related organizations receiving loans, such as the National Abortion Federation ($350,000 – $1 million) and the National Network of Abortion Funds ($350,000 – $ 1 million).