U.S. tax code limits the political activities of 501(3)c organizations–basically, non-profits can’t participate directly in political campaigns, nor are they allowed to use a large percentage of their funds for lobbying activities.
The American Life League (ALL) has been caught doing just that. Clearly visible in the corner of the anti-healthcare reform sign (above) is the ALL logo.
Of course, the technicalities of the IRS code and the specifics of the ALL case will likely be sorted out in court. They may not ever be found guilty of anything.
I am brining it to the attention of our readers because finding loopholes and engaging in behaviors that push the limits of the law are an art form the pro-life movement has perfected over the years.
Things like harassing clinic workers, distributing propaganda, promoting legislation on the sly (think California’s PROP 8), even when the legal (and ethical) aspects of their tactics have been called out–well, lets just say its a pattern with them.
And its up to you and I to keep an eye on them, and to publicize the cases that come to our attention.
Should their anti-healthcare reform activities be found to be in violation of the IRS code, it could bring them down. That’s how they got Capone, after all.