In a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA), a group of 25 Senate Republicans called for an investigation into how Planned Parenthood affiliates are still able to collect loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The letter states that affiliates of the abortion mill are still “illegally” obtaining millions of dollars from the program that has been part of the coronavirus stimulus. The Republicans emphasize that not only do the rules of the PPP state that Planned Parenthood affiliates are ineligible for the funds, but also that SBA had already informed the affiliates they were not eligible and demanded that funds already doled out be returned.
The letter claims that of the 38 Planned Parenthood affiliates that received funding, and were informed they had done so illegally, only seven returned the money. “[T]he remaining 31 affiliates kept the received funding despite receiving notice that they had received such funds illegally,” the letter points out. “Of those 31, two affiliates actually applied and received a second draw from the program for a combined $3.6 million when additional funding was appropriated.”
The senators’ letter continues: “It is unconscionable that SBA continues to approve PPP loans made to organizations which are clearly ineligible for funding. This is unacceptable, not only because SBA, like other agencies, must be a faithful and responsible steward of taxpayer dollars but also because continuing to make funds available for Planned Parenthood affiliates is in direct violation of the law.”