Vice President Joe Biden has done it again, unleashed an outright lie on the campaign trail. This time Joe told an audience at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse that the abortion provider Planned Parenthood was prevented by law to perform abortions. And yet, Planned Parenthood itself has claimed it committed 985,731 abortions in just the last three years alone.
In front of that crowd, Biden said, “And now these guys pledge that they are going to defund Planned Parenthood, which under law cannot perform any abortion” The fact is, though, Biden simply lied (again).
There is no law at all that prevents Planned Parenthood from committing abortions whenever and whereever it likes.
Now, there is a law that prevents PP from using any of the 66 million dollars a year in federal tax money that Democrat politicians hand over to it, granted. The law states that the federal subsidies cannot be used for abortions.
Critics say there is no indication that federal money given PP is separated from its general fund. In other words, PP just puts all its money into operating accounts so there is no way PP can claim that the money it gets from you and me, the taxpayer, is precluded from funding abortion services. Supporters of PP say there is a “strict firewall” between funds supplied by the feds and the organization’s other funding.
Whatever the case, the fact is that there is no law preventing Planned Parenthood from conduction infanticide. There just isn’t.