Surely it would be unethical for a Planned Parenthood affiliate to donate $116,898 to Democratic candidates and not report it, right?
Well, the Wisconsin branch of Planned Parenthood was fined a whopping $5,850 by the Federal Election Commission for failing to report $116,898 in “independent expenditures” to Hillary Clinton and Russ Feingold.
It’s fairly obvious why they’d donate to Feingold, who supports “partial-birth abortions.” To be clear, “partial birth abortions” involve dismembering the fetus in the mother’s womb because, at 20-plus weeks, the fetus is too large to abort using traditional methods.
Feingold has voted eight times to allow partial-birth abortions. The guy is a money-maker for Planned Parenthood.
The Wisconsin Planned Parenthood affiliate donated $58,449.04 --- a piece to Clinton and Feingold. That’s not what’s gotten them in trouble, though.
In fact, it’s quite common for Planned Parenthood affiliates to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to political causes --- as affiliates of Planned Parenthood, they’re allowed to funnel money to candidates and causes that benefit the operational arm of Planned Parenthood --- the federally-funded organization, which performed over 300,000 abortions last year and received $543.7 million in taxpayer subsidies.
They’re in trouble for not reporting the donations, as required by law.
Where is all that money coming from?
The distinctions are fraught with legalese and courtroom jargon --- which is a large part of the problem. Where does Planned Parenthood stand? And, more importantly, where is all that money coming from?
Don’t bother trying to find this in the news, though. The mainstream media isn’t interested in journalism of that kind. They’re busy investigating how many Diet Cokes the president drinks a day.