|Rep. Marsha Blackburn|
Since last year’s release of undercover videos documenting abortion industry leaders allegedly engaging in the sale of fetal body parts, Planned Parenthood – along with a large part of the media – has fought hard to discredit the videos.
The Select Panel has already uncovered evidence of a market for fetal body parts, in which certain organizations are apparently turning a profit. One tissue procurement organization even offers “online shopping” for fetal body parts.
In an interview on The Ed Morrissey Show, chairwoman of the Select Panel, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, described some of the findings of the panel.
“What we have seen is that these procurement organizations pay the clinic maybe on average about fifty dollars, and then they resell a part for maybe seven-hundred dollars or higher,” said Blackburn. Blackburn reiterated that profiting from the sale of human body parts is illegal, claiming that the current market for fetal body parts has turned babies and mothers into “profit centers.”
When asked about the role the undercover videos played in the investigation, Blackburn replied that the videos provided “a foundation of information.” “The videos opened the door” for individuals with information to come forward, she said. The Select Panel offers an online form for whistle blowers, which has led to information being gathered from multiple sources.
According to Hot Air, “In other words, while the media keeps insisting that the issue has been ‘debunked,’ the investigation so far suggests something far different — and serious.”
Voices for the Unborn is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google, and Pinterest. Help spread the word by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.