ProLifeCorner.com – 5-16-2013 – Intro by Staff – It has recently been revealed that the IRS has purposely attacked conservative organizations of many types. Below are two groups who were scrutinized by the IRS. If you will note, enclosed is the sentence: “Planned Parenthood endorsed Obama in 2008 and 2012.” It would have been surprising if they had not endorsed the most virulently pro-abortion candidate/President in our nation’s history. Now we are reaping what was sown in the two elections-that is further harassment of pro-life citizens from city or county officials all the way to the top echelon of government.
From The Examiner, May 16, 2013
Report: IRS denied tax-exempt status to pro-lifers on behalf of Planned Parenthood
May 15, 2013 | 2:40 pm | Modified: May 16, 2013 at 9:35 am
IRS officials refused to grant tax exempt status to two pro-life organizations because of their position on the abortion issue, according to a non-profit law firm, which said that one group was pressured not to protest a pro-choice organization that endorsed President Obama during the last election.
“In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent ‘Ms. Richards’ told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s signatures stating that, under perjury of the law, they do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket or protest outside of Planned Parenthood,” the Thomas More Society announced today. “Once the IRS received this letter, their application would be approved.”
Planned Parenthood endorsed Obama in 2008 and 2012.
The IRS also pressured another pro-life group about its religious activities. “The IRS withheld approval of an application for charitable tax-exempt recognition of Christian Voices for Life, questioning the group’s involvement with ’40 Days for Life’ and ‘Life Chain’ events,” according to the law firm. “The Fort Bend County, Texas, organization was subjected to repeated and lengthy unconstitutional requests for information about the viewpoint and content of its educational communications, volunteer prayer vigils, and other protected activities.”
The IRS admitted last week to that some members of the agency targeted Tea Party groups for discriminatory reviews of their applications for tax-exempt status. The Justice Department has initiated a criminal investigation into the matter.