President Trump Denies Planned Parenthood Funding From Coronavirus Legislation

Brenna Lewis - 01 May 2020

The Trump administration has denied a request from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion vendor, to receive taxpayer-funding under coronavirus legislation and funding programs. Planned Parenthood is not a health care organization, and has hoarded personal protective equipment during the coronavirus crisis, so this decision makes perfect sense.

The Daily Signal reports, “The Trump administration has acted to ensure that no funds from the new Paycheck Protection Program, set up to assist small businesses battered by COVID-19, will go to Planned Parenthood.” According to the article, a senior administration official told them, “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.”

Students for Life Action recently held its April National Squad Training on Planned Parenthood and their lack of health care. You can watch that training below:

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, has previously criticized Planned Parenthood for not helping during the coronavirus crisis.

Writing in the Washington Examiner, she wrote, “rather than contributing to the efforts to save vulnerable lives across the country, the nation’s No. 1 abortion vendor is working around the clock, trying to ensure that its business continues without change. In fact, it’s used this moment of crisis to lobby for more resources and reduced regulation of its business. In an incredibly tone-deaf move, Planned Parenthood Keystone even sent out a fundraising appeal for personal protective equipment, asking Pennsylvanians to donate lifesaving gear to its enterprise. In fact, a survey of Planned Parenthood websites from across the country makes it clear that if you think you are suffering from the coronavirus, it does not want to help.”

You can read the full op-ed here.

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