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Priorities: DOJ to Investigate Pro-life Group Behind Alarming Planned Parenthood Videos

The Obama administration proved it is willing to do anything to protect its relationship with Planned Parenthood. Instead of reacting like most people did to the disturbing footage of Planned Parenthood doctors casually discussing the harvesting of aborted babies’ organs, the White House shrugged.

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Then they decided to target the pro-life group who dared to investigate the abortion giant.

JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS — While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.” Planned Parenthood has staunchly defended its practices and claims that the Center for Medical Progress illegally obtained its footage, then excessively edited it to misrepresent what the organization does.

Yes, instead of looking further into the video recording of Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the sale of fetal body parts while drinking wine, the Department of Justice has decided to investigate the ones who pressed play.

Several Democrats, at first silent about CMP’s investigation, have now followed the White House’s lead in demonizing the pro-life group and claiming Planned Parenthood’s innocence. During a campaign stop in South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declared it was unfortunate that Planned Parenthood was the victim of a “concerted attack.”

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Then there was the always-gullible House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who on Thursday proved once again that it doesn’t take much to convince her:

“Planned Parenthood has said that they have done nothing illegal,” Pelosi explained. “They do not ever charge, which would be illegal, for fetal tissue. They have only defrayed the cost of mailing that to someone, which is not breaking the law.”

She then referred to CMP’s three-year long investigation as a “controversy that doesn’t exist.”

Tell that to the unborn babies whose lives are being treated as collateral by the country’s most prolific abortion provider. Anyone who watched the two released videos knows that the casualness with which these abortionists discussed selling body parts proved they have become desensitized to young lives within the womb. 

Not everyone on Capitol Hill is turning a blind eye to the videos, however. Several House GOP members have announced they will further probe Planned Parenthood. Eight states are leading that charge as well in hopes of defunding the much too powerful “women’s health” organization.

CMP has done America a service by exposing the anti-life culture within Planned Parenthood. That's why Center Executive Director David Daleiden isn’t concerned about that DOJ probe, knowing the footage his group uncovered speaks for itself.

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"They will attack me and my organization all day long, but that does not change the facts about what our investigation has uncovered and what the American people now know — that Planned Parenthood is engaged in an enterprise-wide operation that traffics and sells baby body parts."

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