By Steven Ertelt, LifeSite News, May 13, 2020
For the third time in recent weeks, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to exploit the coronavirus crisis to push her abortion agenda on the American people.
During the development of the first stimulus bill to tackle the coronavirus situation, White House officials caught Pelosi trying to force Americans to fund abortions because she put funding in the bill under a section of HHS where the provisions of the Hyde Amendment would not apply.
Then, Pelosi tried to include funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion company in the bill to provide economic relief for small businesses, even though Planned Parenthood is a profitable abortion corporation that technically is a nonprofit. President trump and Republicans stopped that form happening.
But because additional legislation is needed to provide Americans economic relief in the face of extended lockdowns, Pelosi is back at it — trying to remove the safeguards from the previous bill to exclude Planned Parenthood from small business bailouts in her new Phase 4 relief legislation.
Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action, caught Pelosi’s latest attempt.
“Speaker Pelosi’s latest $3 trillion wish list is not about helping those suffering from Covid-19 – it is an election scheme focused on helping pro-abortion Democrats win in 2020. Her proposal includes the removal of safeguards in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that prevent taxpayer money from bailing out the billion-dollar abortion-giant Planned Parenthood,” he told LifeNews.com.
According to the bill, states would be free to pass along taxpayer dollars to the Planned Parenthood abortion business from the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars states would receive.
McClusky told LifeNews that Planned Parenthood doesn’t deserve a dime of taxpayer funds, because it is the largest abortion business in the country but also because it is “an organization which has dedicated $45 million this cycle to electing pro-abortion politicians, like Pelosi, who will do their bidding.”
Pelosi’s bill also funds abortions directly with taxpayer dollars, overturning the long-standing Hyde provisions.
“The bill would also allow federal tax dollars to pay for abortions through subsidized health care plans. And, at the state and local level, it authorizes over $900 billion in open-ended funding – so nothing would prevent this money from further subsidizing the abortion industry. This bill would be disaster for the unborn,” McClusky concluded.
On the first bill, the Senate ultimately passed a clean bill to provide funding to combat the coronavirus that contains language preventing the funds from being used to pay for abortions. now lawmakers will have to stop Pelosi once again.
Nancy Pelosi has a long history of promoting abortion and her first act after becoming Speaker in 2019 was pushing legislation to use tax money for abortions. So it’s no surprise she is trying to exploit the Coronavirus pandemic to push abortion funding again.
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