The anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress said the videos it released show that Planned Parenthood illegally sells fetal tissue for profit. However, findings from a new poll suggest that’s not an effective political strategy, since the majority of Americans support federal funding for women’s health and contraception services.
“Planned Parenthood supporters are welcome to protest”.
Louisiana is one of three states taking the lead on Operation Defund Planned Parenthood.
The video also has interviews with Planned Parenthood officials and other human tissue companies, Advanced Bioscience Resources and Novogenix Laboratories where representatives talk about the process of injecting the drug digoxin into fetuses.
A half a dozen pro-Planned Parenthood protestors, many adorned in pink, showed up at the governor’s residence to decry Jindal’s actions to strip the popular abortion provider of state Medicaid funding in August.
Members of Congress have called for an investigation into Planned Parenthood in response to the videos, which have been released by the Center for Medical Progress, a group that opposes abortion.
In a letter to the pro-life organization headed by activist David Daleiden, Cummings questioned whether broke state and federal laws by secretly taping conversations with Planned Parenthood officials.
“I absolutely do believe that they have violated laws in terms of how they secured these videos”, Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, told the Washington-based publication, The Hill.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough ripped the media for bias in how it covers abortion immediately after Morning Joe aired a slanted NBC News segment on the undercover Planned Parenthood videos about fetal organ sales.
The fact is that those behind this video sting tried and failed to get Planned Parenthood to take substantial sums of money for the procurement of fetal tissue.
Cummings’ letter represents how Democrats have largely been responding to the Planned Parenthood controversy.
A whistleblower from a partner of Planned Parenthood in harvesting tissue seems to admit that at times, after abortions, the baby’s “heart actually is still beating”. “Community health centers, charities, state health departments and other government entities all provide women’s health services without also providing abortions”, Cruz wrote.
Planned Parenthood officials have said the videos have been distorted through editing and no such activity goes on.