Trump administration says Planned Parenthood does not qualify for small business loans
A senior US government official has said that clinics run by abortion provider Planned Parenthood will not qualify for a federal aid program being offered to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Part of the wider Cares Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is intended to support businesses with fewer than 500 employees.
The PPP provides small businesses with loans that are forgiven if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the funds are used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities....
Frank wrote: If I were president, I would do an executive order cutting off all of their government funding. They still get over 500 million of our tax dollars. My decision would be reversed by some court and if I didn't change it, I would be removed from office. But just think, by the time I was removed how many little innocent babies would have been spare such a cruel death. But to the article; no they are not a small business.
Revenue bills have to start in the House actually. The President has no line item veto, so an executive order would not only be unconstitutional but could not be enforced. Congress has to defun PP and even when controlled by Republicans it never happened. It would take the electorate voting in people who would act on that. Sadly, cannot see that happening.