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Republicans accuse Pelosi of using coronavirus cash to fund Planned Parenthood

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Mary Margaret Olohan and Kevin Daley 

Lawmakers accused Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday of removing protections in her $3 trillion coronavirus bill preventing cash flow to Planned Parenthood.

The House Democrats’ HEROES Act, a Phase 4 coronavirus relief package, includes language that removes taxpayer safeguards in the Paychecks Protections Program (PPP) that previously disqualified Planned Parenthood from receiving aid.

These safeguards were added by President Donald Trump’s administration in efforts to block Planned Parenthood from receiving coronavirus aid, a senior administration official previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“The Paycheck Protection Program is for small businesses,” Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse told the DCNF. “There’s nothing small about Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion business. Nancy Pelosi shouldn’t try to shovel cash to Big Abortion’s corporate lobbyists while Americans suffer.”

“Speaker Pelosi is working overtime for her donors in the abortion industry,” Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks told the DCNF.

Pelosi did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the DCNF.

Banks added that Pelosi is demanding that taxpayers who are already suffering financially must “fork over cash” to abortion providers.

“I can’t believe I need to spell this out for my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, but cash-strapped Americans don’t want to pay for abortions, send cash to illegal immigrants or have their hard-earned cash used to subsidize coastal elites or failing blue state pension systems,” the Indiana representative added.

Pelosi’s “$3 trillion wish list” is not about helping those suffering from the pandemic, March for Life Action President Tom McClusky told the DCNF in a statement.

“It is an election scheme focused on helping pro-abortion Democrats win in 2020,” he said. “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 – an organization which has dedicated $45 million this cycle to electing pro-abortion politicians, like Pelosi, who will do their bidding.”

“The bill would also allow federal tax dollars to pay for abortions through subsidized health care plans,” McClusky added. “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.”

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    Marlene Jollands May 13, 2020

    These people are not aware of Gods law, do not kill. That will earn them a nice hot fire for all of eternity

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    Kim May 13, 2020

    In other words, Pelosi want the U.S. Tax Payers to “Fund Baby Killers who don’t even give the child to take their First Breath!
    Pelosi is a “Really Cold Blooded Accomplice to the Murder of Future Tax Payers!!!
    That is Really COLD BLOODED & Heartless!

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    bruce kunde May 13, 2020

    I’m sure as with The Kennedy center it’s been pre arranged to give Millions back to DNC

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    Lucille M. Worley May 13, 2020

    The most wicked female I know of is Nancy Pelosi! She needs to be voted out! She is a traitor in every sense of the word! Every person whether Democrat or Republican should be able to see that and vote For term !imits! She has overstayed her welcome!

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    Terry May 13, 2020

    She has to pay back the bribes somehow.

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    Joan Johnson May 14, 2020

    She must be replaced. She promotes the murder of unborn babies

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    Anonymous May 17, 2020

    Do you think they care? They are ATHIEST! They are the new Democratic Communist/Socialist Party of America! The Chi Coms give the Democratic Party money and plenty of it! Communist don’t care who they kill, their goal is money, power and control, and that is the new Democratic Communist Socialist Party of America! I can’t believe how so many decent, kind, loving and caring people still vote D!

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