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Congress will investigate Planned Parenthood for ‘gruesome’ fetal parts scandal

Congress will investigate Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner announced today.  The investigation comes in light of a shocking undercover video released yesterday by the Center for Medical Progress, showing Planned Parenthood Medical Director Dr. Deborah Nucatola casually munching on salad while describing how she strategically aborts children so their organs can be harvested.

A number of Republican presidential hopefuls have already spoken about the video, calling for Congress to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood, which currently receives 45 percent of its $1.2 billion annual budget from government funding.

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Speaker John Boehner – who has tried to stop taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood before – and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave statements today as well, referencing the sanctity of human life and the abortion practices they described as “gruesome” and “inhumane.”  Boehner stated:

Nothing is more precious than life, especially an unborn child.  When anyone diminishes an unborn child, we are all hurt, irreversibly so.  When an organization monetizes an unborn child – and with the cavalier attitude portrayed in this horrific  video – we must all act.   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.

McCarthy added:

Life is truly a miracle, and here in the House we have fought and will continue to fight to protect the sanctity of life. I speak for all of my colleagues when I say I was deeply disturbed by reports and video of an organization engaging in such grotesque and inhumane practices. I will be working with House Committees to investigate the claims made by the employee. We should all agree that no life is expendable, and our society has no place for such callous indifference to life.

Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion chain, receiving over $500 million in forced taxpayer funding every year. Every day, the abortion corporation receives $1.4 million in tax dollars, according to its annual report.

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After the release of the undercover video, Live Action President Lila Rose urged an immediate halt to all taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.

This investigation by the Center for Medical Progress reveals the unimaginable horror that is Planned Parenthood. The exploitation of human life, the cover-up, and the black market profiteering by America’s largest abortion chain is not only egregious and heartbreaking, but exposes how the abortion giant is corrupt to the core — from the CEO, Cecile Richards, down to the local clinic. As Live Action has investigated through the years, Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practices reveal their contempt for rule of law and human life. This latest expose of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of baby parts for profit should be the final nail in the coffin for the abortion giant. Congress must take immediate action to stop all taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and end the bankrolling of this horrific human rights abuser.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Texas Governor Greg Abbott  also announced plans to investigate the abortion giant in their states.

  • YouHateMe

    Would like to have confidence in this endeavor, but with the MSM firmly in the baby killing camp, I am less enthused than I’d like to be.
    Maybe if we all painted confederate flags on PP buildings they’d take notice?

    • Stacy DePinto

      AMEN

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Haha – good one! There’s an old saying that if Joe Stalin had instituted whites-only water fountains, then there would be a statue of Joe McCarthy in every town in the US. :-)

      I don’t want PP “investigated.” I am with PJ4: I want those monsters shut down!

  • LeRoy Whitman

    Not enough, thought this investigation should be done to expose the connections involved. Congress – knowing that PP actually KILLS the babies, and not “just” sells their body parts – should keep the Law of the Land and immediately de-fund PP, as well as all other abortion mills. Those who use medical licenses only to kill should also be brought up on charges. Any other such killing chambers should be closed. And if the federal government will not do it, the States must. And if some States will not, Counties and sheriffs should stand against wanton killing of fellow human beings! We must clear the land of this bloodshed.

    • LeRoy Whitman

      *though

    • Kim Smith

      SADLY, IF YOU EXPECT OUR WORTHLESS SELLOUTS IN CONGRESS TO ACTUALLY STOP THIS, DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH. STATE SPONSORED INDOCTRINATION OF OUR CHILDREN HAS CRIPPLED YOUNG ADULTS WHO NO LONGER HAVE THE ABILITY TO EVEN THINK APART FROM THE GROUP. AMERICAN INDOCTRINATION HAS LEFT HALF OF THE POPULATION MINDLESS

    • Gregory771

      Nobody is killing babies.

      • ConservativeSenior

        Abortion is killing babies.

      • Karin Isbell

        Where have you been, brainless?

      • Deborah G

        That’s a joke. Previously PP and libs said ” At that age they are Blobs, bunch of cells” NOW They are usefull developed babies that can be harvested for organs/Parts” By your own words liberals condemned themselves. It cannot be both because you can’t “HARVEST” a liver or anything else as an organ from a blob

      • Rivka

        What’s sickening is stupid comments like that… pretty sure selling body parts from a baby makes the baby a damn baby.
        It certainly isn’t no damn dog they’re ripping out using partial birth aborti
        on methods which is illegal to sell human body parts.
        Although you know what’s sad? Disgustingly cold-hearted people like you, Greg, would be more disturbed if this was happening to dogs than these babies.

        Your lack of sanctity for human life and brainlessness makes you less human than these babies you claim aren’t babies.

      • LeRoy Whitman

        No? See herestheblood (dot) com

    • Macsand

      Well said; I’m amazed that you actually pointed out that Sheriffs should take action to stop this holocaust since they have more power than they even know. They are in charge of their counties with full authority to act.

  • Jock Doubleday

    Congress is even more gruesome.

  • Kim Smith

    THEY INVESTIGATED THE IRS, FAST AND THE FIRIOUS, HLS, DDS, THE VA, OBAMA, ACA OF 2010, ETC. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. WE ALL HANDED THE CONGRESS TO REPUBS AND STILL NO CHANGE. PLANNED PARENTHOOD WILL STILL BE IN BUSINESS AFTER HEARINGS. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN ABORTIONS BUT I WOULD HOPE THAT EVEN THOSE WHO DO WOULD BE REPULSED THAT YOUNG GIRLS ARE BEING TOLD TO DELAY ABORTION FOR HEALTH REASONS, OR SCHEDULING WHEN REALITY IS THE LONGER THEY ARE PREGNANT THE MORE VALUABLE THEIR FETUS BODY PARTS ARE. HAVE WE ALL BECOME SO IMMUNE TO THIS VILE WORLD THAT EVEN THIS IS OK. WATCH THE VIDEO, STOP BELIEVING THE LIBERAL LIES. LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DEFECT AND ANYONE WHO CAN FOLLOW THIS AGENDA NEEDS HELP.

    • kragom

      Kim, CAPS off. You don’t come off more truthful or clever by capitalizing everything. Quite the contrary…

    • Macsand

      Kim, there’s always the “straw that breaks the elephant’s back,” and I think this is the straw that did it!

  • Sparkle Plenty

    Defund these monsters! I don’t want a penny of my tax dollars to go to the mutilation and selling of babies body parts! Where has our humanity gone???

    • Gregory771

      Fake story. YOUR humanity’s gone by reprinting lies….just sayin’…..

      • ConservativeSenior

        Guess you didn’t watch the video.

      • Marie Steve

        Where have you been Gregory 771??? Planned Parenthood Has Been Slaughtering Unborn Children For Years, Now They Are Selling Aborted Baby Parts On The Black Market For Profit, Its Right On The Video, From The Mouth Of The President Of Planned Parenthood’s Herself, So Before You Say That It’s A Lie, Watch The Video, PPAre The Liars,

        • Deborah G

          Absolutly correct. The “Buyer” had no credentials, not a legal Tissue bank or a Major drug research entity anything else but SHE was SELLING their “WARES” Black Market? definitely

      • Karin Isbell

        Who i paying you?

      • Rivka

        Gregory, YOUR humanity’s gone when you decided to turn a blind eye in denial of the FACT that they are harvesting and selling human body parts.

  • Rika

    This is utterly ridiculously colored by the author who shamelessly flaunts their distain for planned parenthood. While I by no means support abortion I know that woman have rights (to a certain period of time) to abort their pregnancy (putting my own personal beliefs aside).
    My personal view of planned parenthood is vastly different. For the past few years they’ve helped me control my flow to make it bearable and for the past year they’ve given me options to help prevent me from getting pregnant until both Ricky and I feel comfortable and ready having a child of our own.
    While in an ideal world every child would be lived, cared for, and seen as a blessing. Our world isn’t and the fact of the matter is, of planned parenthood and other abortion clinics weren’t available. Some women would go and have an abortion by illegal and dangerous means.
    While the idea of someone selling baby parts is the stuff of horror films it means planned parenthood should be re-established with new people in charge and given stricter monitoring if necessary. But to pull it’s funding completely is absolutely absurd.

    • sikathelibsheet

      Well Rika go to a real doctor to “control your flow”. With obamacare I’m sure you could get that free too. Or tell Reeky to go to the corner drugstore and buy his own damn condoms. I am sick of paying for other peoples $hit and the killing of unborn babies.

      • Deborah G

        She can but stupid women are falling for that BS about “reproductive” rights and PP is the ONLy place. They don’t realize they are being used as a cover for the real enterprise of killing for money. BUT? The taxpayer gets to pay for their making a profit off it.

    • Deborah G

      It should NOT be a taxpayer funded entity. Period. You can get ALL those services free anyway at many state/county clinics. There is no reason taxpayers should fund a for profit abortion mill. OR pay for you

  • Timothy Wallace

    The thing that totally amazes me – IF the organs of the baby are viable for “extraction” and use in “medical research” – does it not stand to reason that the NERVOUS SYSTEM is intact as well and the baby feels sensations? At least for us OUTSIDE the womb they wait until life ceases before “extracting” organs for other use.

  • Gregory771

    One thing wrong. The story is not true.

    • Michelle Towner

      be assured it is true

      • Deborah G

        Then if you make that claim back it with proof.

        • Deb Peter Pro

          Don’t feed the trolls, Deb. It only makes you crazy (speaking from my own experience).

          • Deborah G

            My new answer is going to be” zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”
            Thanks for the warning

  • ConservativeSenior

    John Boehner’s sister is making money off this abomination. Congress will do what it does best – NOTHING!!!!!

  • barbarakelly

    Congress I don’t care how you do it but you end this barbaric procedure and you send the people who are behind this to prison. This 1.2 billions $ is from out of our pockets not the damn Gov. Obama can’t explain this and get away with this., NO MORE. He is putting this country into the septic tank and I won’t be apart of his agenda. Do you read me loud and clear.!!!

    • Marie Steve

      I Agree Totally BarbaraKelly, Obozo Called What Planned Parenthood Is Doing To Our Unborn Babies Ethical????? Lord Have Mercy On Us All,

  • Ironbutterfly 51

    PP is run by soulless ghouls, cut their funding NOW, then we work at shutting them down forever. This is an outrage that congress better not ignore.

  • mountaineer

    these people are no different than what Hitler did to the jews

  • Marilynn Reeves

    Now if only our DO NOTHING CONGRESS would actual do their job and cancel any funding to PP.

    • Macsand

      If hey don’t act and stop this practice immediately, we should recall our Congress and put “real representatives in place.”

  • rebeccadewhirst

    Every life is precious……amen

  • Deborah G

    IF Liberals want to kill Babies I’m sure Hollywood and their lib donors would happily foot the bill

  • guest from Poland

    Friends from all over the world keep asking me how come America is rotten?

    • Macsand

      WE call it “Liberalism.” The Modern Liberal has stolen the Democratic Party, and Hilliary promises to give us more of this rottenness.

  • Macsand

    It shouldn’t really matter; “everyone’s life is worth saving in spite of color. Having said that, your friend is right: blacks are aborted proportionally more than other races, and Margaret Sanger and planned parenthood are still in the genocide business. I hope more Charles Lollars will speak up against abortion.

  • Bob Russell

    congress will ”investigate” as usual but do nothing else, as usual. they are just there for power and wealth. they don’t care about murdered babies!!!!!

  • Susan Wolf Green

    America has had for years, much blood on her hands. This proves it. God help this nation. I am so sorry for the heinous crimes this country has committed.

  • mountaineer

    they have committed murder they should as well be aborted

  • Love Teresa

    “This is an excellent video and for the people that have committed this act upon your own baby, there is hope and forgiveness to be had in Jesus. It’s definitely very grievous to God because these babies are the most innocent of the innocent so I’m to blame too for not doing anything to stop this from happening. We all have culpability in this crime against these sweet babies. We have all sinned and we all fall short of the glory of God. And while we were yet sinners, Christ [still] died for us all. The apostle Paul killed Christians daily. The fact is this last generation of human beings, our sins have progressed in evil and our consciences have been severed at various levels. I’m just now regaining some semblance of my former “Christian” self before my abysmal fall into sin. It’s so much more wise to surrender now to your need for a savior and go to church to worship with other believers regardless of whether you’re living what you know to be the the perfect Christian life. At least keep your bible dusted off and actually read it once a week if not everyday. Stay prayed up and confess your sins nonstop. The point is, the longer you let these sins go without doing any spiritual purging and weeding of your garden with God’s forgiveness and assistance, you will only stagnate in stinky waters and the algae and grossness will start pulling you under deeper and deeper until just about no sin you commit even hurts your conscience anymore. Salvation in Jesus Christ absolutely requires humbling our heart and admitting how desperately we need a savior because without Him, there is absolutely no way in hell we will see the pearly gates.”

    “Chandler couldn’t possibly lay out the argument against abortion any more clearly than this. At eight weeks, a fetus has fingerprints, DNA, a blood type, brain activity, dreams and recoils from pain. I contend that they also have a soul. At twenty-one weeks, the baby could survive outside of the womb most of the time. Yet, the majority of abortions worldwide take place after that point. Liberals are even admitting that it is a human life being ended. But what they say is that some lives are more important than others. They choose to play God. They are modern day Mengeles and would do the Nazis proud.

    Matt Chandler

    From Qpolitical:

    It’s a dilemma people are facing: can you be pro-choice and a Christian? Isn’t the Bible clear on life? It is, and it’s clear about a lot of other things too, but that doesn’t keep people from living the way that they please—without regard for the King and His Kingdom and it’s principles for life.

    Jesus said it of the religious people of his day, but His words sound a lot like the American church of today: “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” (Matthew 15:8).

    It’s sad that we live in a time where life is not valued. We’ve traded convenience instead of commitment and it’s evidence is shown no greater than in our families.

    When Dallas-based pastor of The Village Church, Matt Chandler stood up to speak on the issue of abortion, I had no idea his words would be so moving or so powerful.

    You have to hear this! It will seriously silence every unbeliever and those who haven’t seen the light about choosing LIFE.

    “Who chooses whose life has the most value?! Who gets the most power? That sounds like Nazi Germany excrement to me.”

    He speaks about the development of babies and speaks directly against the argument from liberals that babies in the womb are non-autonomous entities as the mercy of the mother’s choice. But that’s not true. They have their own DNA. They have their own fingerprint. They have their own purpose and destiny.

    As scripture puts it, and science is confirming,

    “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” (Psalm 139)

    Let this be our prayer for America:

    “Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.”

    If most women were honest with themselves, they get an abortion because of convenience. Our society seems to no longer value life. We leave butchers to clean up what we consider a mistake – a mess. And then we go on as if murder was not just committed in our names. I love this pastor and his passion for telling the truth… for preaching what is right. How could anyone watch this video and not be moved? How could they not reconsider what they are about to do? A baby is a miracle and a gift. No other species murders their young in the womb the way humans do. Monsters such as the butchers of Planned Parenthood are beyond horrific. They are Frankensteins who market human, baby body parts for profit. If that isn’t evil, I don’t know what is. And the logic of Liberals justifying fetal genocide is not only a lie and makes no sense, it is a telling sign of murderous psychosis. It is not for us to choose who has more value – who lives and who dies and how – America must stop the holocaust of our young for us to survive.”