As part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) implemented during the COVID pandemic, Planned Parenthood clinics have reportedly received $80 million in funds.
- Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation reportedly received nearly $80 million in funds as part of the ‘Paycheck Protection Program’ that was implemented to help businesses during COVID.
- The federally-funded program, created to assist small businesses, gave 38 abortion affiliates across the country the assistance.
- The Small Business Association (SBA), the United States government agency responsible for approving PPP loans, “preliminarily concluded” that the clinics were affiliated with Planned Parenthood and ultimately ineligible for the assistance.
- SBA claimed the separate abortion clinics were ineligible “under the application affiliation rules and size standards, consistent with Congressional intent,” saying the loan should be returned immediately.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL FLORIDA STEPHANIE FRAIM ON THE GOVERNMENT TAKING BACK PPP LOANS FROM THE CORPORATION:
“It’s an attack on our patients and continually trying to shame our patients. at a time when really we should be united to care for our community. That’s what we should be focused on, not this kind of political shenanigans,” Fraim said.
- In August 2022, Planned Parenthood reportedly spent nearly $50 million in funds into states where access to abortion was a major “voting factor.”
- The organization said at the time that it would be focusing on providing money to swing states such as Michigan and Wisconsin to remind voters what was at “stake” in November.
- “Who wins in these midterm elections will determine whether a state has access to abortion and potentially determine whether we will face a national abortion ban,” executive director of ‘Planned Parenthood Votes’ Jenny Lawson said.
- The politically left-leaning company also planned to reach over 6 million voters prior to the midterms through phone calls, digital advertising, door-to-door campaigns, and radio ads.