The New Hampshire Right to Life (NHRTL) has filed a complaint with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) demanding an investigation into the nearly $3 million dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds received by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England during COVID-19. This comes almost a year after it was confirmed that the multi-billion dollar abortion giant had allegedly applied for and received between $65.8 million and $135 million dollars across 43 of its national affiliates, despite exceeding the CARES Act’s requirements for qualifying small businesses in need of COVID relief.
The SBA loans were given out last spring as an inclusion of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program, in response to the financial crisis caused by COVID-19 regulations. Small companies with no more than 500 employees across all their branches and affiliates were meant to use the funding to pay their employees while the businesses were closed down.
Yet Planned Parenthood, which employs more than 16,000 people nationwide and has over $2 billion dollars in assets, allegedly took millions of the small business taxpayer funding to boost its business model which takes the lives of nearly 1,000 preborn human beings in the U.S. every day. Last May, a group of United States Senators in Congress wrote a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a thorough investigation into Planned Parenthood’s alleged fraud.
The letter read:
The funds in the program are not unlimited, and were depleted once already because of high demand. Planned Parenthood fraudulently taking tens of millions of dollars that were intended to help keep those small businesses and nonprofit organizations afloat cannot stand and must be addressed.
As noted by the letter, fraudulent loan applications can result in both civil and criminal penalties.
After receiving public backlash and pressure from Congress, the SBA ordered Planned Parenthood affiliates to return the stolen funds. However, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, among other affiliates, has refused to do so.
NHRTL’s president, Jason Hennessey, said, “Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize or pay for abortions. The SBA has already determined that the Planned Parenthood affiliate structure is such that it was unlawful to apply for the PPP funds; therefore, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England should return the taxpayer funds.”
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