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Why is Planned Parenthood a 501c3 (non-profit) organization?


Why do they get to be so politically active and receive government funds as a non-profit? They have the same status as a church but get money from and lobby the government.




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wilder
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I dunno but I think it's funny that the founder of PP was a racist eugenicist who wanted to develop a way to reduce the population of blacks and poor people.





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It is rather interesting.
I've seen several on this board state that the church should lose it's tax exempt status for it's stand on abortion and marriage because they think those are political issues, yet organizations that receive our tax money have the same non-profit, IRS status as the church and they are heavily involved in these political issues.






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wilder
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We know the government bends rules when it wants to. There is nothing to prove the government isn't pro-abortion. Churches won't lose tax exemption anytime soon, at least IMO, because too many Americans identify themselves as church goers.





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Churches won't lose tax exemption anytime soon, at least IMO, because too many Americans identify themselves as church goers


Not so fast. There's a suit in Maine already by Empowering Spirits to have the church lose it's tax exempt status over gay marriage. Of course Empowering Spirits, a California based gay group, has the same non-profit status as the church. This is discussed in another thread but here is the link.

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I dunno but I think it's funny that the founder of PP was a racist eugenicist who wanted to develop a way to reduce the population of blacks and poor people

That little fact always seems to be forgotten by their supporters. I found it especially amusing when Hillary once spoke about how awesome she thought Margaret Sanger was.






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Vegas Bengal
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re: Why is Planned Parenthood a 501c3 (non-profit) organization?


Since LAT actually "reports" me to the admins if I dare respond to his post, I'll respond to yours.

Planned Parenthood provides health care, and education and does not get into politics and is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-exempt.

Planned Parenthood Voters and other such groups are the politically active arms of Planned Parenthood and are 501(C)4 nonprofit organizations. Contributions are not tax-exempt.

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501(c)(4) exemptions are given to civic leagues and other organizations operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, or local associations of employees the membership of which is limited to a designated company or persons in a particular municipality or neighborhood and the net earnings of which are devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes. Characteristics that set these organizations apart from 501(c)(3) organizations include an unlimited ability to lobby for legislation and the ability to participate in political campaigns and elections.



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wilder
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Id be surprised if it went anywhere. Maybe in very liberal states you might see a resolution passed but try telling states like Texas, Mississippi and Alabama that. But then again, between the financial crisis which is going to get worse, two potential wars within a breath, and a populace that is so differentiated from each other there is nothing over the next couple years that will surprise me.





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From this link: LINK

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the Empowering Spirits Foundation sponsors legislation, lobbies legislators, [etc..]


So... it's okay for THEM to use their non-profit status to sponsor [political] legislation and to lobby [political] legislators, but... not for any opposition organization?






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los angeles tiger
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Exactly, Proejo. The hypocrisy of them, along with Planned Parenthood who is involved in political functions and receives my tax money (which my church only receives my tithe).

The one posted that shall remain nameless lied about Planned Parenthood not being politically acitve as most of us know damn well that they are.

If the church loses its non-profit tax exempt status then every non-profit should lose their tax exempt status, starting with labor unions.



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wilder
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I'm not arguing one way or the other. Though I would like to know the demographic of those who get abortions in America and see if Sangers dream came true (both racially and economically). Remember, this organization was founded in a time when euro centric whites thought they were racially superior and wanted to curb the population of lesser races as well as undesirable gene pools (ie poor people).





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So... it's okay for THEM to use their non-profit status to sponsor [political] legislation and to lobby [political] legislators, but... not for any opposition organization?
Do they have 501c3 status?






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los angeles tiger
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Oh, Proejo, Lamda Legal is also a 501c3 organization and they are very active politcally as well.

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Lambda Legal is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible unless otherwise noted.


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MStreetTiger
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re: Why is Planned Parenthood a 501c3 (non-profit) organization?


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Do they have 501c3 status?


Yes. Their lobbying arm Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a 501c4. That's the way all the advocacy/political groups from both sides of the aisle are set up.

For example Focus on the Family is a 501c3. Focus on the Family Action is a 501c4.








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Remember, this organization was founded in a time when euro centric whites thought they were racially superior and wanted to curb the population of lesser races as well as undesirable gene pools (ie poor people).


Just for the record, this included Catholics.

ETA: Clarification... the founders of Planned Parenthood found Catholics, Blacks, Jews, etc. to be equally undesirable.



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Vegas Bengal
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OK... I can play this game

Proejo,

Lamda Legal is 501c3 because it does not get involved in political campaigns but does get involved in legal defense of gay and lesbian causes.

Similar to the ADF which is a religious legal organization which is also 501c3 and also fights for causes in the courts, but on the other side of gay and lesbian civil rights. But, like Lamda Legal, does not get involved in political campaigns.






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wilder
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After reading the first post in the abortion thread it looks like Sanger did what she intended to do. Get blacks to commit abortions.





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Yes. Their lobbying arm Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a 501c4. That's the way all the advocacy/political groups from both sides of the aisle are set up.


So they are playing games with the IRS, much like ACORN, plus they get tax money. Most churches don't have the finances to do that and the church does not get tax money.






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Proejo
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The rules state, however:

1. A religious organization is allowed to hold general voter education or registration activities as long as the organization does not show a preference to an individual candidate and/or political party.
2. A religious organization is prohibited from campaigning in any way for or against an individual candidate or political party.
3. A religious organization is prohibited from donating funds to a candidate or political party.
4. Pastors, rabbis and other religious leaders can endorse a candidate or political party as an individual but not as a representative of their religious entity. Endorsements cannot be made at an official gathering or organizational publication.
5. The organization is allowed to play a minor role in campaigning, lobbying or other efforts involved in trying to get certain legislation passed.

so... no harm/no foul. A "minor" role is open for wide interpretation.






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los angeles tiger
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After reading the first post in the abortion thread it looks like Sanger did what she intended to do. Get blacks to commit abortions.


Yep. Those white libs love them up some aborted black babies.






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