“In the light of day, Planned Parenthood’s embrace of profiting from a culture of infant death paints a video picture worth a thousand words and not worth half-a-billion in taxpayer dollars. It’s time to investigate the potentially illegal acts, including possible infanticide evidenced in this latest video, taking place behind the closed doors of Planned Parenthood and to sever their ties to the American taxpayer,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (08-04-15) — “Planned Parenthood’s spin in trying to push back against the horrific images of picking through the bodies of aborted infants falls flat and misses the point,” said Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Planned Parenthood tries to talk about expenses or continues to insist that the videos have been edited to indict them — an odd claim since the full videos, and transcripts, are all available online. But the broader context of each one of the videos released so far, and the ones to come, reveals a deepening morass of moral, ethical and legal entanglement for Planned Parenthood, including possible infanticide. They may end up wishing the story were only a debate over profit. The videos raise serious, on-going and legal questions about Planned Parenthood’s business model. They must be held legally accountable.”
In the light of day, Planned Parenthood’s embrace of profiting from a culture of infant death paints a video picture worth a thousand words and not worth half-a-billion in taxpayer dollars. It’s time to investigate the potentially illegal acts, including possible infanticide evidenced in this latest video, taking place behind the closed doors of Planned Parenthood and to sever their ties to the American taxpayer,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “But office holders must do more to examine and investigate how Planned Parenthood has managed to earn more than a billion dollars each year as well as diving in to the legal issues surrounding their grisly business plan of selling abortions to vulnerable women and trafficking in infant remains. Their inhumanity appears very profitable.
“Last night we saw a bi-partisan majority of courageous Senators take a stand for these unborn infant victims by calling for a vote to defund Planned Parenthood, and we applaud them. Other politicians who insist on handing over half a billion dollars in scarce taxpayer resources to Planned Parenthood will find that the American taxpayer — and American voter — will hold them accountable for horrific judgment. It’s time to disentangle taxpayers from Big Abortion and redirect monies to real, comprehensive medical care. Tax dollars to help women should address all their needs, not fund a politically protected abortionist federation,” said Dr. Yoest.
As noted in the Washington Post: “Throughout the country, community health centers vastly outnumber Planned Parenthood, totaling 9,059 to 669. It would appear that women could still get the health care they need.” Click here to read more.
The outrage of the American people who have been shocked by gruesome images of Planned Parenthood abortionists picking through the remains of aborted infants they destroyed so that they could sell them for parts must be addressed in Congress and in the states through ongoing investigations and defunding efforts,” said Dr. Charmaine Yoest. ” Moving forward, the very serious allegations against Planned Parenthood remain, and the numerous state and Congressional Investigations are warranted.”
The videos raise numerous questions of significant illegalities which must continue to be investigated, including:
- How much money is being exchanged for baby hearts, livers, lungs, and other body parts?
Are interstate commerce laws being violated in the transportation of baby parts?
- Are mothers fully informed, and do they give legal consent to the sale of their babies’ hearts, livers, and lungs?
- Is the illegal Partial Birth Abortion procedure used in an effort to gain valuable later-term, more fully formed heads and hearts?
- Is the Born Alive Infant Protection Act violated in in an effort to gain valuable later-term, more fully formed heads and hearts?
- Are women encouraged to endure dangerous late-term abortion procedures by abortionists who know that body parts from more developed infants sell for more money?
- Are federal funds used to subsidize any of the facilities or procedures used in “harvesting” fetal tissue after the abortion was performed?
- Did Dr. Deborah Nucatola present herself to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as the Committee requested, to answer questions related to these allegations?
On July 23, 2015, AUL sent a letter to Chairman Fred Upton, and additional House and Senate leadership, detailing three troubling areas in Planned Parenthood’s initial response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
“This is also a time for us to begin showing respect to unborn children who do not survive to take their first breath. AUL has developed the ‘Unborn Infants Dignity Act,’ model legislation that would require a humane handling of the bodies of unborn infants. We will be working to pass this bill in all fifty states.”
To learn more about AUL’s efforts to hold the abortion industry leader accountable, click here to go to InvestigateBigAbortion.com, a unique AUL effort.
For more information on AUL’s debunking of Planned Parenthood’s talking points and the legal issues in the case, click here.
Real healthcare respects life. For more information on the health risks of abortion, click here.