The alleged plan of Planned Parenthood to sell body parts of aborted fetus has been revealed in two videos released recently and it prompted both a House and Senate investigation.
The Center for Medical Progress released two undercover videos that showed top officials of Planned Parenthood talking about costs for providing fetal-tissue donations obtained from abortions and surgical procedures on how to ensure fetal organs are best preserved, the Washington Times reported.
The organization has been accused of violating federal laws by altering its abortion techniques to ensure intact fetal organs, it added.
According to Life News, the procedure of the organization in preserving the fetal organs involves the use of manual vacuum aspirator.
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Life News described MVA as “large syringes operated by hand that work by suctioning the fetus from its mother’s womb.“ MVA uses less suction than electronic vacuum aspiration, hence it is “perfect for preserving more organs intact for harvesting,” Life News said.
The videos prompted House and Senate committees and eight states to launch an investigation into whether the nation’s largest abortion provider is violating federal and state law on fetal-tissue donations.
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 which strips all federal funding on Planned Parenthood. The bill gained 137 cosponsors while Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) also introduced a similar bill in the Senate.
According to Washington Times, Planned Parenthood receives roughly $500 million annually in federal grants and reimbursements.
Soon after videos were released, big corporations listed in a roster of corporate sponsors claimed by Planned Parenthood also immediately distanced themselves from the organization.
Fox reported representatives for Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox said they either never donated to the organization or had not in years.
Planned Parenthood officials have denied any wrongdoing, saying that they receive only reimbursement costs for providing fetal tissue for medical research, the Washington Times wrote.
Meanwhile, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said she will investigate the Center for Medical Progress with regards to the undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood, the Washington Times wrote.
Harris is a staunch supporter of Planned Parenthood while the Center for Medical Progress is a pro-life group.