Family Research Council Applauds House Investigation into Explosive Planned Parenthood Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. --   This afternoon the House Energy and Commerce Committee launched an investigation following the release of a video revealing the Planned Parenthood Senior Director of Medical Services discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

 Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

 “Trafficking in human body parts is something you would expect to hear coming from some rogue nation, not a taxpayer funded organization in the United States.   Selling baby body parts not only reveals a disregard for the law, it shows a total disregard for human dignity. 

 “Planned Parenthood has been repeatedly caught on video engaging in unethical and possibly illegal activity.  It is time for Congress to end taxpayer involvement in this immoral enterprise.

 “Yesterday’s explosive report suggests that Planned Parenthood has engaged in fetus farming for organs, and may have violated various laws restricting pain capable abortions.  Planned Parenthood may have also violated the law criminalizing partial birth abortion.  I called on Congress to investigate these atrocities and applaud the news today that the House leadership is directing committees to investigate.  The Senate should do the same.

 “Family Research Council commends U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Joe Pitts (R-PA) for their work to make this investigation possible.   We also thank Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) for working with the relevant committees to make this investigation possible.

 “The American people demand justice and want to know why they are being forced to send their money to an organization that is known for covering up sex trafficking, engaging in sex selection abortion, and now fetus farming?” concluded Perkins.