Published On: Sat, Feb 4th, 2017

Rep Diane Black, other members of Congress call for defunding Planned Parenthood, ‘only interested in abortions’

Defunding Planned Parenthood has to happen, says a dozen members of Congress after seeing Live Action’s latest investigative series, titled “Abortion Corporation,” proving the organization is not interested in basic women’s health services — only abortions.

At a press conference Thursday, Rep. Diane Black, R-TN, and former nurse, said the videos show there is an “urgent need to invest in women’s healthcare over abortion by defunding Planned Parenthood.”

“As we see in these investigative videos recorded by Live Action, Planned Parenthood is not about preventative healthcare,” Black continued. “This is an abortion enterprise.”

“In one video, we see 92 separate Planned Parenthood clinics turning away women who are searching for prenatal care while a separate video shows 65 Planned Parenthood centers refusing pregnant women the opportunity to view an ultrasound,” said Black.

Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

The new information highlights Planned Parenthood’s unwillingness to provide basic women’s health services. In addition to undercover footage, it features interviews with former Planned Parenthood managers explaining the company’s abortion-centered agenda.

Live Action President and Founder Lila Rose said Planned Parenthood uses ultrasounds “as a weapon” for the “search and destroy mission that is abortion.”

Only three of 68 of the Planned Parenthoods at which Live Action investigators sought ultrasounds were able to do them separately from abortions.

Black said this shouldn’t be surprising given Planned Parenthood’s “own annual report tells us” that they commit more than 320,000 abortions annually while receiving more than half a billion dollars of taxpayer money.

While Planned Parenthood does more than 30 percent of abortions in America.

“Abortion is not healthcare. Abortion kills children and hurts women,” Rep. Ann Wagner, R-MO, said. “Taxpayer money may not be allowed to directly fund abortions, but taxpayers do fund nearly half of the budget of the organization that commits the most abortions in America.”

Wagner called Planned Parenthood the “largest killer of children in the United States of America,” but “thanks to the new Live Action videos,” the abortion industry’s singular focus has been revealed.

“Congress has a sincere duty to not only defund big abortion but to radically change the conversation around life – life from conception until natural death,” said Wagner.

“Abortion kills an innocent human life who has human rights like you and I do and it also turns a mother against her own flesh and blood and it deeply wounds a mother, a family, our country,” said Rose. “So many lives are at stake.”

“I can think of no organization in the recent history of the world that has deceived the world more than Planned Parenthood,” said Rep. Trent Franks, R-AZ, noting that Planned Parenthood CEO claims defunding the corporation would cut essential services to women like prenatal care. The newest Live Action videos have “completely exploded this ridiculous lie,” he said. “Every American should see this video.”

Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler, New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith, Iowa Rep. Steve King, and Georgia Rep. Jody Hice were among the other members of Congress who attended.

photo: 14 week fetus photo/ Your Pregnancy week by week


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