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Supreme Court considers case that could be devastating for Planned Parenthood

Supreme Court considers case that could be devastating for Planned Parenthood
On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media D/B/A Argus Leader. The case centers around an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that was used to deny a request for data from government vendors as part of a newspaper’s food-stamp fraud investigation.

What does this have to do with abortion?

According to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), it could actually have implications for Planned Parenthood, and how much information U.S. taxpayers are allowed to know about the abortion corporation’s use of federal funds. Planned Parenthood uses the same FOIA exemption (Exemption 4) that the Food Marketing Institute uses in order to prevent pro-life organizations from exposing the truth about how Planned Parenthood spends the $500 million in taxpayer dollars they receive a year. Exemption 4 covers “trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person [that is] privileged or confidential.” This allows government contractors like Planned Parenthood to deem all of their spending of taxpayer funds confidential. It’s “illogical,” according to ADF, because it negates the value and purpose of why the FOIA exists in the first place. Click here for more.