Rand Paul introduced an amendment yesterday that if passed will eliminate all federal support from Planned Parenthood. The proposal is Paul’s reaction to two disturbing videos leaked by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing the harvest and sale of fetal tissue.
“This is about a baby, about selling baby parts,” said Rand Paul on Tuesday during a radio interview. The Republican Presidential hopeful was appalled by the videos and is trying to do everything he can to stop this horrific practice.
“Some Republicans have been afraid of discussing this, I think it’s time we get a bit more courage,” he said, reminding us that some of these body parts come from fully-formed babies.
Paul plans to stop federal funding this very week with an amendment he introduced yesterday. Planned Parenthood currently enjoys over $500 million per year in federal funding. This amount makes up nearly half of the company’s yearly revenue.
“The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood, a partially taxpayer-funded organization, is shocking and appalling,” says Paul. The most recent video calls into question whether or not Planned Parenthood is profiting from their gruesome trade. Eight states have launched investigations, but it has yet to be proven if Planned Parenthood has violated federal law.
According to Paul, we don’t even need Planned Parenthood: “Everything Planned Parenthood does other than abortion is done by community health clinics,” says Paul. “All of the stuff that Planned Parenthood says they do for people it can be done through community health clinics…”
Meanwhile, liberal politicians have stepped up to defend the baby-killing organization. Surprisingly, mainstream media seems to think little of a situation that belongs only in a sci-fi thriller.