Tennessee Lawmakers Hold Hearing Today Investigating Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 19, 2015   |   12:56PM   |   Nashville, TN

State lawmakers in Tennessee are holding a hearing today into the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the scandal of it selling aborted babies and the body parts of aborted babies. The hearing will focus on whether or not the abortion company broke any state laws.

The meeting comes as the organization that has released six videos exposing the scandal of Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and their body parts released a new undercover video today with another shocking discovery. This latest video catches the nation’s biggest abortion business harvesting the brain of an aborted baby who was still alive.

Congresswoman Diane Black will join state legislators in the fact-finding mission, as the hearing is described as, and the Tennessean has more details on what is happening today at the state capitol in Nashville. Tennessee Commissioner of Health John Dreyzehner will appear at the hearing.

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The meeting was called by Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell, R-Riceville, and House Government Operations Committee Chairman Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, to examine the enforcement of a Tennessee law banning the sale of an aborted fetus.

A 1989 Tennessee law bans the sale of aborted fetuses, saying that “no person, agency, corporation, partnership, or association shall offer or accept money or anything of value for an aborted fetus.”  The law also bans medical experiments of a fetus without the consent of the mother.

Jeff Teague, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, has said that neither of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion clinics in Tennessee — there is also a clinic in Memphis — accepts any payment for aborted fetuses.

Members of Congress are also investigating Planned Parenthood as two committees in the House of Representatives have already launched investigations of Planned Parenthood. One committee is looking into whether or not the abortion business is breaking federal law by altering abortion procedures to better obtain aborted baby body parts for sale. Another committee, among other things, is investigating the Obama administration and whether there is any connection between it and the abortion giant.

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.”

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, KansasMissouri, 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.

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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.