Right to Life of Michigan calls on U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters to support an investigation into Planned Parenthood Federation of America's fetal organ harvesting programs.
22, a bipartisan group of 50 U.S. Senators sent a letter to U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell
asking for full cooperation with congressional investigations. Neither
Senator Stabenow nor Senator Peters signed the letter.
Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, "Michigan citizens
deserve to have their elected officials advocating for them. They must
make sure federal laws are being followed and citizens' hard-earned tax
dollars are not supporting organizations that violate the law."
recent undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress
show statements from Planned Parenthood staff discussing the sales of
fetal organs following abortions, and the changing of abortion
procedures to accommodate organ harvesting. Selling human fetal tissue
for valuable consideration and altering abortion procedures in order to
obtain fetal tissue are violations of federal law.
Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates received $528.4
million in tax dollars in 2013-2014, according to their annual report.
They performed 327,653 abortions in 2013.
Listing said, "People
are uncomfortable with this callous disregard for the value of human
life, whether or not they support abortion. Their voices must be heard."
A full investigation is needed to determine the truth, and
Planned Parenthood Federation of America should comply with all
congressional requests for information and statements from their staff.