House Committee to Investigate Planned Parenthood Organ Harvesting Video

Energy and CommerceThe House Energy and Commerce Committee announced Wednesday they were launching an investigation into the recently released video showing a Planned Parenthood executive boasting about harvesting the organs of aborted fetuses.

“House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today began an investigation following the release of a video revealing the Planned Parenthood Senior Director of Medical Services discussing the sale of fetal body parts. The sale of fetal body parts for profit is illegal,” reads the press release.

“This video is abhorrent and rips at the heart. The committee will get to the bottom of this appalling situation,” the press release quotes Republican lawmakers Fred Upton, Marsha Blackburn, Tim Murphy, and Joe Pitts as saying.

The group that released the video, the Center for Medical Progress, claims it is a smoking gun showing that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal organs in contravention of federal law. Planned Parenthood said in response that the video was “heavily-edited,” and that it was legal to donate organs and receive certain fees in return.

[Image via House Energy and Commerce Committee]
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