July 21, 2020

Federal Bailouts Could Subsidize States Funding Planned Parenthood

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A recent article from The Daily Signal pointed out a common trend among many states that are asking for coronavirus bailout funding from the federal government: They have collectively given hundreds of millions of dollars to the nation's largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood.

Govs. Larry Hogan and Andrew Cuomo of Maryland and New York respectively asked Congress in April for $500 billion to bail out states during the coronavirus pandemic. Opponents to the idea point out that many of the states that would take advantage of bailout funding are ones that already struggled to manage their budgets before the pandemic hit. One such way that many states have done so is to provide funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses.

The Daily Signal's research found that Maryland pays on average $4 million per year on average to Planned Parenthood, while New York paid $115 million over its last four fiscal years.

Natives of Illinois are not strangers to the state's annually scheduled budget crisis, but Illinois nonetheless stands as one of the states asking the government for a bailout funded by federal taxes. At the same time, Illinois gave $1,767,137.32 to Planned Parenthood during the 2019 fiscal year.

These states, and the many others listed in the Daily Signal's article, could easily take advantage of bailout funding to subsidize additional state funding to abortion businesses. Citizens need to keep their governments accountable and end the government-funded killing of innocent children.