Dana Loesch: Pay for Military Parade with Planned Parenthood Funding

February 8th, 2018 2:08 PM

There are a lot of reasons people don’t like President Trump’s idea of having a military parade, but if you’re one of those troubled about the expense, national radio host Dana Loesch has a solution. Just redirect the federal money poured into the country’s largest abortion provider.



On Wednesday, Loesch, along with Fox News contributor and Bustle research director Jessica Tarlov, appeared on The Story with Martha MacCallum to discuss Trump’s proposed military parade.

“Why does a parade cost $12 million?” host Martha MacCallum wanted to know of the high cost. “Can anybody answer that question?”

Her number likely came from a 1991 parade under President George H.W. Bush to celebrate success in the Persian Gulf War. According USA Today, the event cost roughly $12 million or “about $21.8 million in today's dollars.”

In response, Loesch turned to Planned Parenthood.

“I have a great idea as to how we could pay for this,” she began. “We could just cut government funding to Planned Parenthood, and it’d be covered right there.”

After Tarlov called it a “really bad idea,” Loesch continued.

“You have hundreds of millions of dollars that go to Planned Parenthood,” she continued. “So just a drop in the bucket out of the Planned Parenthood budget would cover this.”

According to Planned Parenthood’s most recently published annual report, the organization performed 321,384 abortions and received $543.7 million in “government health services, reimbursements & grants” for the year 2016 – 2017.

When Tarlov again protested, Loesch concluded, “Well, I question your patriotism then, Jessica. I’m just going to have to question your patriotism.”