Don’t mess with Texas
Last week, damning investigative footage showed a Planned Parenthood doctor nonchalantly discussing dismembering and selling baby body parts.
“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact,” said Dr. Deborah Nucatola.
Democrats flocked to stand with Planned Parenthood, while Republicans spoke out en masse after watching the horrifying video footage.
Following the investigation, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called for an investigation into the sale of baby body parts.
“The Office of the Attorney General has launched an official investigation into Planned Parenthood following the release of a video that details the organization’s calculated slaughter of human babies to maximize the available body parts they plan to sell,” read a release.
“The video offers a glimpse into an organization that knowingly and deliberately destroys human life to further its bottom line.”
Texas was not alone in demanding a closer look into the largest abortion conglomerate in the country.
The same day, Congress also called for an investigation. The Huffington Post reported:
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called for an investigation into Planned Parenthood on Wednesday after an anti-abortion group released an undercover video that claims to show that the family planning provider sells fetal body parts.
“When an organization monetizes an unborn child — and with the cavalier attitude portrayed in this horrific video — we must all act,” Boehner said in a statement. “As a start, I have asked our relevant committees to look into this matter. I am also calling on President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to denounce, and stop, these gruesome practices.”
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce followed suit shortly after, announcing an immediate investigation into Planned Parenthood. “This video is abhorrent and rips at the heart,” committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said in a statement. “The committee will get to the bottom of this appalling situation.”
Planned Parenthood spooked by the prospect of more sting videos yet to be released (remember the footage released last week was approximately three years old), is feverishly spinning in the hopes of squashing the story.
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