In late 2015, it was exposed through an undercover video investigation conducted by the Center for Medical Progress that Planned Parenthood was selling body parts of aborted babies, many of them late-term. The investigation was extensive, with some videos showing abortion "doctors" pushing around baby brains in a petri-dish and discussing their market value.
Planned Parenthood, protected by the Democrat machine and the Obama Justice Department, denied the practice and cited any sale of tissue as necessary for medical research. The organization wasn't criminally investigated, despite the selling of body parts being illegal under federal law.
Further, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has been lying to the public about the kinds of services they provide while fear mongering about funding cuts. She's claimed prenatal care and mammograms are offered in Planned Parenthood clinics. They aren't.
Now that Donald Trump is in the White House, will Attorney General Jeff Sessions finally open up an investigation into the abortion giant over their practices? He absolutely should, especially since the House Select Investigative Panel has already given DOJ a head start. From National Review:
The panel released an interim report confirming, with extensive evidence, the CMP video footage, and finding that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates have broken several federal laws — including the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, a federal statute prohibiting the acquisition, reception, or transfer of fetal tissue for monetary considerations. The panel report provides nearly incontrovertible proof that the organization consistently engaged in this very type of fetal-tissue trafficking. Furthermore, the investigation shows that “financial interests are increasingly driving management and clinical practice decisions” at Planned Parenthood.
One of Trump's first moves as President came through an executive order to strip taxpayer funding for groups like Planned Parenthood performing abortions overseas. Planned Parenthood receives taxpayer funding domestically, $500 million per year, which they claim doesn't fund abortion services. Considering the evidence against the abortion giant, an investigation on behalf of American taxpayers is warranted.