FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2015
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Defund Planned Parenthood, Defeat its Supporters
America’s #1 Abortion Provider Callously Denies Babies their Dignity, Haggles over Body Parts, Performs “Less Crunchy” Abortion Procedures for Profit
Washington, D.C – This morning the pro-life Center for Medical Progress released a third video featuring undercover footage from inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, where the bodies of aborted children are dissected for their organs. Top Planned Parenthood doctors were previously shown haggling over the price of the organs and discussing the use of a “less crunchy” abortion procedure and strategically “crushing” areas of the child’s body to yield a better organ harvest.
The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) condemned Planned Parenthood’s monetization of unborn children and called on the U.S. Senate to immediately vote to defund the abortion business. SBA List also called for the electoral defeat of Planned Parenthood’s top political allies including national Democratic leaders.
“The newest video shows the bloody reality of abortion and the callousness with which Planned Parenthood treats these dead children. Planned Parenthood calls an 11-week baby in the womb a ‘blob of tissue,’ yet they are clearly profiting off of the medical fact that these children have identifiable human organs,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
“Congress must act immediately to defund and investigate the nation’s largest abortion provider. The Senate must also press on with a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This human-centered legislation would save lives by literally taking some children off of the table for vivisection after five months.”
“Planned Parenthood has ended the lives of nearly one million babies in the last three years, wounding that many mothers. For too long, Planned Parenthood has also had a stranglehold on the Democratic Party, which has in its platform support for abortion on-demand, at taxpayers’ expense. This is a slap in the face to the majority of Americans who support common ground limits. Hillary Clinton and the other national Democratic leaders should denounce Planned Parenthood and their brutal actions immediately. Susan B. Anthony List will work hard to ensure voters do not forget who fails to stand for the most innocent among us.”
In 2013, abortions made up 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 5% (18,684) and 0.5% (1,880), respectively. Learn more about Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report from our Fact Sheet.