Planned Parenthood performed 324,000 abortions in 2010. That should be enough reason to ensure that it never receives another taxpayer dollar from our government. But alarming new revelations about Planned Parenthood raise questions about whether the organization is breaking the law.
The pro-life organization Live Action has posted an undercover video taken at a Planned Parenthood facility in New Jersey. It shows the clinic manager explaining how Planned Parenthood could streamline services for girls who were being used by sex traffickers. The girls were described as being brought into the country without identification, and some were portrayed as being 14 years old or younger. The video can be seen at the LiveAction.org
I want to applaud Live Action for its courageous work in exposing more of Planned Parenthood’s horrific agenda. The unyielding work of pro-life individuals and organizations has often served to awaken our country to the devastation caused by abortion in the taking of millions of innocent lives and the terrible scarring of countless women.
What’s clear in this newly-released video is that the greed of Planned Parenthood has driven the organization to new depths. As the video shows, the clinic manager coaches a man and a woman, who are posing as a pimp and a prostitute, in ways to circumvent the law to provide abortions, contraception, and STD services to 14 and 15-year old girls who are being abused as part of sex trafficking.
Live Action has turned its video over to law enforcement authorities, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. I am calling on those authorities to fully investigate this case and to prosecute any offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
In Congress, I am cosponsoring legislation that would stop federal funding of Planned Parenthood. I hope this new revelation will push that bill to the top of the Congressional agenda so we can act swiftly to cut off any flow of taxpayer dollars to this heinous organization.
Planned Parenthood continues to rake in your tax dollars. Last year alone the nation’s largest abortion provider received more than $350 million in grants and contracts from the federal government. That must stop.