135 House Republicans beg Department of Justice to Investigate Planned Parenthood
House Republicans seek to launch a federal investigation as more and more Americans express outrage over the chilling content of the two videos leaked by Planned Parenthood; videos showing the abortion giant making plans to sell fetal tissue to biomedical companies. Pro-life advocates Sarah Palin and Carly Fiorina lend their support as numerous politicians push for a vote on anti-Planned Parenthood legislation.
Lead by Representative Marsha Blackburn, 135 House Representatives banded together to write a formal request to US Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding the Department of Justice take action. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, of which Blackburn serves as Vice Chair, has already launched its own investigation regarding Planned Parenthood.
“The harvesting of human fetal body parts for sale is an activity which shocks the conscience,” reads the request. “Moreover, the tragic ethical considerations, potential for criminal violations, and involvement of taxpayer subsidies raise issues of great public importance.”
Pro-life advocate Sarah Palin has stepped up to join the campaign to defund Planned Parenthood. She posted a message to Facebook Sunday saying that it was Planned Parenthood that killed 90,000 black babies last year, NOT the Confederate flag. Although her logic is hard to follow, her Facebook post has nearly 60,000 shares.
Planned Parenthood performed over 300,000 abortions in 2014. While the organization receives $500 million in federal support each year, that money is forbidden from use in abortions.
In addition to Rand Paul using “Rule 14” to push his anti-Planned Parenthood legislation, Senator Mitch McConnell fast-tracked his own bill to remove funding from Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile, Representative Diane Black presented the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 before the House and Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy proposes we stop federal funding until the investigations regarding the sale of baby body parts have been completed.
Carly Fiorina has also thrown her hat into the ring. She released a video in which she criticizes the left for keeping silent on the matter. Fiorina couldn’t help but mention Hillary’s name as she spoke about preserving baby body parts and the evils of abortion.
“It doesn’t matter whether you think you’re pro-choice or pro-life,” says Fiorina. “Every woman, every man, has to look at these videos and think, ‘What has gone wrong in our nation?’”
Standing with her cadre of pro-life advocates, she says, “This is a terrible moment. And it is made even more terrible by the absolute deafening silence of the Democratic Party.”