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NH Right to Life Demands Investigation of Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood’s Unlawful Retention of Almost $3 Million in PPP Funds 

Planned Parenthood represented itself as a small business when in reality it’s much bigger.

CONCORD, NH (June 7, 2021) – New Hampshire Right to Life (NHRTL) filed a complaint today requesting that the US Small Business Administration (SBA) demand a return of the $2,717,300 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan unlawfully obtained by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to subsidize its abortion clinics in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Pursuant to federal regulations — 85 Fed. Reg. 20817, 20818-19 — businesses that, together with their affiliates, exceed 500 employees do not qualify for PPP assistance. The parent organization, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and its affiliate the Planned Parenthood of Northern New England has far more than the 500-employee limit. Planned Parenthood is not a small business but the largest abortion provider in the United States with annual revenues, according to their own published annual report, in excess of $1.6 billion. 

The SBA had previously rejected other regional divisions of Planned Parenthood’s efforts to qualify for PPP loans and demanded the return of the funds. While Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington was ordered to return the unlawfully obtained funds after an investigation by the SBA into that regional affiliate’s connection to the national Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New Hampshire’s regional abortionist, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, has refused to return their $2,717,300 PPP aid. 

Jason Hennessey, President of New Hampshire Right to Life, stated “Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize or pay for abortions. The SBA has already determined that the Planned Parenthood affiliate structure is such that it was unlawful to apply for the PPP funds; therefore, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England should return the taxpayer funds.” 

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