Planned Parenthood is not a small business. They have thousands of employees and make millions of dollars in blood money each year (they’ve pulled their employee and budget stats from their website since this story broke). That hasn’t stopped them from approaching the American taxpayer with their hand out, however.
[Christian Headlines] The Trump administration ensured that Planned Parenthood clinics would not receive rescue funds through the Paycheck Protection Program, according to multiple reports Thursday.
The program was part of the larger Cares Act and helps small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The loans are forgiven if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities.
The Trump administration, though, determined Planned Parenthood clinics were ineligible.
“Through the Paycheck Protection Program, President Trump is delivering vital relief to help small businesses keep employees on payroll,” a senior White House official told Fox News. “It’s clear that the abortion industry shouldn’t be able to qualify for those funds, which are desperately needed by small businesses.”
The Daily Signal first reported the news.
“President Trump is committed to ensuring Paycheck Protection Program money is used for saving jobs at small businesses, not getting the government into the business of funding abortion,” a senior White House official told The Daily Signal.
“While not all Americans share President Trump’s pro-life beliefs, there is broad bipartisan support for the idea that American taxpayers should not have to fund abortion,” the official added.
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[Publisher’s Note: This article, beyond the brackets, was written by Michael Foust and first published at ChristianHeadlines]