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AUL Calls for Immediate Congressional Investigation into Abortion Profiteering

Says Shocking Undercover Video Showing Planned Parenthood Earning Profits from Sale of Aborted Baby Parts, Reveals Anew How Abortion, Inc. Truly Operates

“Planned Parenthood is Abortion, Inc. Increasing their market share of abortions, cutting life-affirming services and now apparently creating an abortion market, callously utilizing their unborn victims for one purpose – making money,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (07-14-15) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called for an immediate Congressional investigation into the alleged atrocities exposed by the images from the new undercover video released by The Center for Medical Progress documenting Planned Parenthood’s baby parts sales. Dr. Yoest observed: “This video provides a shocking reality check about the grisly, inhumane business model of Planned Parenthood.  Under Cecile Richards’ leadership, breast screenings are down, abortions are up and profits are up, as even the bodies of the unborn become something else for her to sell. We call for an immediate Congressional investigation into these alleged atrocities. And just as important, the time is now to de-fund Planned Parenthood. The American taxpayer should not be in business with such callous profiteers.”

She continued: “As AUL’s recent report ‘The New Leviathan’ illustrates, Planned Parenthood is Abortion, Inc. Increasing their market share of abortions, cutting life-affirming services and now apparently creating a secretive abortion market, callously utilizing their unborn victims for one purpose – making money. This kind of gruesome behavior explains why Planned Parenthood has worked so hard to increase its share of the abortion market to 1 in 3, even as the number of women having abortions seems to be declining.”

“The Center for Medical Progress’ Project Lead David Daleiden’s shocking video shows that later term abortions, such as those after 5 months of pregnancy, produce infant body parts more valuable for sale. Perhaps that is one reason why the nation’s largest abortion provider fights limiting abortions at a point at which abortions become so dangerous to women as well as the unborn child. Congress needs to use their subpoena power to determine how Planned Parenthood is using taxpayer dollars and whether they are violating the federal prohibition on sale of human body parts.”

In July of 2011, AUL released its explosive exposé “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood,” which documents known and alleged abuses including misuse of federal healthcare and family planning funds, failure to report criminal child sexual abuse, failure to comply with parental involvement laws, assisting those involved in prostitution and/or sex trafficking, dangerous abuse of the abortion drug RU-486, misinformation about so-called “emergency contraception” including the new drug ella, willingness to give women deceptive and false information, and a willingness to refer women to substandard clinics.  In September of that year, U.S. Congressman Cliff Stearns, then head of the Energy and Commerce House Committee, launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood—an investigation largely motivated by the troubling questions raised in this report.

AUL has continued to detail Planned Parenthood’s profiteering in the Planned Parenthood Exhibits as well as examinations of its financial operations.

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