The Planned Parenthood abortion business is running new attack ads on television against four pro-life senators who recently voted to de-fund it in the wake of a national scandal over its selling aborted babies and their body parts. The ads target pro-life lawmakers who face tough re-election battles in their home states next year.
The ads come at a time when House committees are moving forward with investigations.
Planned Parenthood is targeting pro-life Repubican Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Rob Portman of Ohio, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. The ads claim the lawmakers, by virtue of voting to de-fund Planned Parenthood, are putting the government in danger of shutting down hoping to scare voters with images of veterans and seniors worried about getting their government-issued benefits and Social Security checks.
“First Pat Toomey voted to defund Planned Parenthood — risking healthcare for millions of women,” the Pennsylvania ad says. “Now Republicans want to shut down the government — to block funding for Planned Parenthood. What would a shutdown mean for Pennsylvania? Tell Senator Toomey: Stand up for Planned Parenthood healthcare — not a government shutdown.”
But many of the pro-life lawmakers voting to de-fund Planned Parenthood are not interested in shutting down the government to do so, making it to Planned Parenthoood’s ads are disingenuous and misleading.
“I don’t think anybody is talking about shutting down the government, but we want to defund Planned Parenthood, so we’ll see,” Portman told The Hill earlier this month.
But Planned Parenthood is pressing ahead with the ads anyway, according to The Hill:
Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the group’s advocacy arm that is launching the ads, said extremists are looking to ban abortion.
“But we know that any politician who throws their hat in with these extremists does so at their own risk,” Laguens said. “It leaves their constituents devastated, turns off voters and, frankly, loses elections.”
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was to know if the Obama administration, via the Department of Health and Human Services, provided any federal grants to Planned Parenthood that ultimately went to pay for the sales of aborted baby body parts and if they were used by Planned Parenthood to “support transactions involving fetal tissue.”
The expose’ videos catching Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies have shocked the nation.
As LifeNews reported, the first video of 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 second video, Planned Parenthood doctor Mary Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed in the abortion.
So far, 12 states have responded to the Planned Parenthood videos and launched investigations into their abortion and organ harvesting business including South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana. The district attorney in Houston Texas is also investigating after the Houston-based Planned Parenthood abortion facility was caught selling aborted babies.
Congress has expanded its investigation into the Planned Parenthood abortion business and five states have revoked taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood’s abortion business, including Utah, Arkansas, Alabama, New Hampshire and Louisiana and Iowa’s governor has ordered a review of Planned Parenthood funding.
The full, unedited videos have confirmed that revelations that some aborted baby remains sold by Planned Parenthood go to biotech companies for the purpose of creating “humanized” mice. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has been exposed as having sold body parts from aborted babies for as much as 15 years.
The federal law that technically prohibits the sale of aborted babies and their body parts was written by a pro-abortion Congressman decades ago and essentially spells out a process by which sellers of aborted baby body parts can meet certain criteria that allows the sales to be legal. That’s why a Colorado congressman has introduced legislation to totally ban the sales of aborted baby body parts.