Earlier this month, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) expressed her support for Planned Parenthood despite the recent video showing their Medical Director discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts. She said, “Planned Parenthood is actually allowed, is my understanding, for scientific research, to use fetal tissue and that is not illegal.” However, she also said she had not watched the nine-minute expose’ video.
Now Rep. Schakowsky is leading a group of House Democrats in an investigation into the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). According to The Washington Free Beacon, Schakowsky has composed a letter with three of her colleagues to the Department of Justice requesting that Attorney General Loretta Lynch look into the groups “elaborate scheme.” The letter was signed by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D., Calif.), Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D., N.Y.).
In the letter they write, “This elaborate scheme raises serious questions about whether any federal or state laws were violated in securing the LLC or the personal identification that were part of its execution.” Additionally, the Democrats claim that some members of Congress knew about the video in advance and coordinated its release with CMP.
It isn’t surprising that Rep. Schakowsky is leading the charge against CMP because she was one of the first to defend Planned Parenthood and is a huge supporter of pro-abortion Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, Clinton has yet to respond to the Planned Parenthood videos even though she’s been outspoken about their organization before. In 2009, Clinton received the abortion giants Margaret Sanger Award, and she has received more campaign money from Planned Parenthood than all of her competitors.
As LifeNews previously reported, in the first Planned Parenthood video Dr. Nucatola admits that they charge per-specimen for baby body parts, use altered abortion procedures in order to get intact body parts, and is aware of their own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up. Actors from the Center for Medical Ethics ask her if the abortionists’ method really makes a difference when it comes to harvesting. They ask, “How much of a difference can that actually make, if you know kind of what’s expected, or what we need?”
“It makes a huge difference,” Nucatola replies. “I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.”
Nucatola concludes, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
Then, in a second video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in California, haggles over the price of aborted baby body parts with undercover officials from CMP. Gatter is a senior official within Planned Parenthood and is President of the Medical Directors’ Council, the central committee of all Planned Parenthood affiliate medical directors.
Although initially Gatter says she’s not in it for the money, later she tries to bump up the price for fetal body parts. She says, “Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.”