August 10, 2020

Students for Life Action Urges Senators to Join Senator Loeffler in Investigating Planned Parenthood

This week, Students for Life Action teamed up with the Senate Pro-Life Caucus and Senator Kelly Loeffler’s staff to circulate two letters to Capitol Hill calling on Senators to urge the Department of Justice and the Treasury to investigate Planned Parenthood.  

These letters come after recent allegations against Planned Parenthood for criminal activity. This spring, Planned Parenthood unlawfully received more than a million dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds intended for small businesses struggling from the COVID-19-induced recession. Additionally, the Center for Medical Progress recently released a video that features Planned Parenthood and biomedical company officials admitting to infanticide and fetal tissue trafficking.  

The first letter urges the Attorney General Barr and Director Wray from the Department of Justice to update Congress on its investigation into Planned Parenthood and to provide any further information on any additional actions taken against Planned Parenthood since the Judiciary Committee sent Planned Parenthood criminal referrals in 2016. The letter also demands the Department of Justice present a list of prosecutions and investigations taken against Planned Parenthood for infanticide, fetal trafficking, and abuse of PPP loans. This letter states: 

“Planned Parenthood’s abuse of taxpayer PPP dollars is yet another example of Planned Parenthood’s flagrant disregard for the law. We urge you to investigate not only the extent to which Planned Parenthood was involved in the sale of fetal tissue, but also the disturbing descriptions by Planned Parenthood workers of infants born alive who were left to die or killed through organ harvesting.” 

The second letter is addressed to the new Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) at the Treasury Department. This letter urges the SIGPR, Special Inspector General Miller, to investigate the PPP loans given to Planned Parenthood employees throughout the United States this spring and also examine how Planned Parenthood Federation of America was involved in their employees’ applications for these funds. This letter states: 

“We therefore ask you to conduct a thorough investigation of all PPP loans applied for and received by any Planned Parenthood affiliate, to determine how those affiliates were able to obtain PPP loans, and if any of their applications were submitted with information that was known or should have been known to be false, and make any civil or criminal referrals that you deem necessary and proper.” 

Both letters have been endorsed by our friends at Susan B. Anthony List, March for Life, Family Research Council, Americans United for Life, and National Right to Life.  

We are so grateful for Sen. Loeffler’s leadership in calling out Planned Parenthood for their criminal activity. Planned Parenthood does not serve women; it only harms them and their preborn children. It is our hope that Attorney General Barr, Directory Wray, and Special Inspector General Miller follow suit and investigate Planned Parenthood for its decades of criminal activity.  

Urge your Representatives and Senators to defund Planned Parenthood here