Men, women and even some young children said their goal was simple.
The latest flashpoint has centered around a series of edited videotapes that appear to show administrators from Planned Parenthood detailing how fetal tissue drawn from abortions was used in medical research. These donation programs are regulated and legal – and they exist in many hospitals and clinics not associated with Planned Parenthood.
The state told ABC7 that it was Planned Parenthood officials who admitted they were performing illegal abortions in Fort Myers, Naples and St. Petersburg.
Planned Parenthood has been a topic of discussion since the release of videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials arranging to sell aborted fetal tissue.
I could not comprehend how Christian or Jewish clergy could vocalize support for this organization after becoming aware of the horrors of dismembered baby body parts callously discussed and picked over in the video.
In the agency’s report, the AHCA claimed that threes sites were performing second trimester abortions, when they were only licensed to on perform abortions during the first trimester, reports the Washington Examiner. “Is StemExpress following orders from Planned Parenthood National to save face?”
The organization’s press representatives did not respond to requests for comment on how much money it will spend to run the ads. As reported by the Huffington Post, Angie Remington, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, suggested that the governors of the three states are breaking federal law.
The organization focuses on family planning and pregnancy prevention, with abortions comprising 3 percent of its services, according to its website. More than 200,000 people visit Planned Parenthood websites each day for important information about reproductive and sexual health care, including where to find a local health center for breast and cervical cancer screenings or birth control.
Despite this response, however, these videos have incited a campaign to “defund” Planned Parenthood that has since been joined by Republicans in Congress, state capitals (especially in the South), and several 2016 presidential candidates.
The committee also demanded that HHS identify which medical services are available “only or exclusively” at Planned Parenthood affiliates, excluding any that “could otherwise be provided by a private health care provider”.