As a top Planned Parenthood official said in the first undercover video, they “want to break even. And if they can do a little better than break even, and do so in a way that seems reasonable, they’re happy to do that”.
More than 100 people rallied near a Planned Parenthood on Des Moines’ south side on Tuesday morning.
Cruz called for the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into the individuals seen in the videos and into whether Planned Parenthood is breaking the law for bartering and selling the body parts of unborn children.
About 300 attended the #WomenBetrayed rally July 28 on the sidewalk outside the St. Louis Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood and both local and national Democrats have denounced the videos – released by The Center for Medical Progress, a 501(c)3 non-profit group of “citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances” – calling them inaccurate, sinisterly edited, and an attack on the reproductive freedom of women. “Tiny humans have become commodities and a part of their business model”, says Ms. Hawkins. She is now committed to exposing abortion and Planned Parenthood.
People for Life were rallying at Griswald Park this afternoon to call upon federal lawmakers to conduct an investigation of Planned Parenthood.
Another #WomenBetrayed rally will be held Tuesday, August 18, at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood, Forest Park and Boyle avenues.
“This has been a three-year, well funded effort by the most militant wing of the anti-abortion movement in this country to try and entrap doctors with highly doctored videos”. Abby Johnson, a former director for Planned Parenthood, and now a pro-life icon in Texas, spoke at the event. In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field. “We need to stop accepting sin like abortion and homosexuality”, she added, referring to the recent Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal and Roe v. Wade. They also appear to be altering their procedures in order to harvest body parts in a specific way.
Meanwhile, while Congress debates whether the abortion giant should continue to receive more than $500 million per year in taxpayer funding, big companies are denying any previous involvement or sponsorship of the organization.