The president of Planned Parenthood has stated that her organization has never carried out the abortion procedure in way which preserves fetal organs.
According to the president of Planned Parenthood her organizations clinics never adjust the abortion procedure in a way to preserve fetal organs for medical research. Moreover she also stated that the organization’s charges only cover the cost of transmission to researchers.
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Basically Planned Parenthood has come under congressional scrutiny after the release of two stealthily recorded videos that have shown the Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide fetal organs for research.
After the video was out abortion opponents started to say that the organization is illegally harvesting and selling organs. This is why three congressional committees are now making inquiries into the matter.
The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, stated that her organization hasn’t been involved in anything illegal and is just being a target of a political smear campaign. This statement from Cecile came the same day that a Senate Republican bid to withdraw federal funding for the organization was blocked by one of the party’s leaders.
Utah’s Republican Senator Mike Lee tried to attach a provision to cut the federal funding to the Planned Parenthood but was stopped by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who rejected the amendment.
Planned Parenthood has had to face such heightened scrutiny after an anti-abortion group called the Center for Medical Progress released two videos secretly in 2014 and 2015 by people posing as buyers of fetal tissue.
Cecile Richards stated that she stands behind the health care that is provided at Planned Parenthood and so do all the women that trust her organization. She also stated that she has no problem with people investigating in her organization’s procedures, reported DailyMail.
In the videos that have been released Planned Parenthood officials discuss the amounts the group charges to provide the organs and the procedures that the organization uses to obtain the organs. According to Cecile Richards the ones that released the video are “nothing but militant anti-abortion extremists.”
On the other hand David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress issued a statement saying Planned Parenthood will him and his organization. However he also stated that this will not change what he said the investigation uncovered. He has also claimed that there will be around 10 to 12 more tapes that will be released very soon, according to Financialexpress.