The shocking news of an undercover video exposing the nation’s biggest abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies is so gruesome that two pro-life Republican presidential candidates are responding to the revelations. The abortion giant is defending its body parts business.
New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.
In the video, Nucatola is at a business lunch with actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company. As head of PPFA’s Medical Services department, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood locations since 2009. She also trains new Planned Parenthood abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks.
Now, pro-life Republican presidential hopefuls Rik Perry and Carly Fiorina are both slamming Planned Parenthood over its business of selling aborted baby body parts.
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry released the following statement on the video showing a Planned Parenthood staffer attempting to sell the body parts of aborted children:
“The video showing a Planned Parenthood employee selling the body parts of aborted children is a disturbing reminder of the organization’s penchant for profiting off the tragedy of a destroyed human life. It is because of stories like this that I signed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood in the state of Texas – to protect human life and the health and safety of Texans.”
And pro-life businesswoman Carly Fiorina responded as well:
“I am proudly pro-life. I believe that every human life has potential and that every human life is precious. This latest news is tragic and outrageous. This isn’t about “choice.” It’s about profiting on the death of the unborn while telling women it’s about empowerment.”
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, also a Republican candidate for president, has opened a state investigation into Planned Parenthood.
UPDATE: Senator Ted Cruz, another pro-life presidential candidate, has also issued a statement calling for Congress to launch an investigation.
“Today’s news regarding allegations that Planned Parenthood is possibly selling the body parts of the babies it has aborted is sickening.
“There is no place for taxpayer funding of organizations that profit from taking away innocent life, much less profiting off the bodies of the lives they have stolen. Congress should immediately begin an investigation of Planned Parenthood’s activities regarding the sale and transfer of aborted body parts, including who is obtaining them and what they are being used for. And it should renew efforts to fully defund Planned Parenthood to ensure that its morally bankrupt business receives not one penny of taxpayer money.
“I proudly stand on the side of life and remain committed to fighting for all innocent life to be valued and protected under the laws of this nation.”