Monday, October 19, 2015

Rep. Black Statement on Planned Parenthood’s Decision to Stop Accepting Government Payments for Harvesting of Aborted Baby Organs

Diane Black
Press Release, Washington, DC– Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and author of the House-passed Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, released the following statement after Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards’ announcement that the organization would no longer accept federal reimbursement for the harvesting of aborted babies’ tissue and organs:

“It is curious that, while Planned Parenthood officials maintain there has been no wrongdoing, they still find it necessary to change their policy following the recent undercover videos. Clearly, this was a decision motivated by optics rather than the organization’s conscience. If Planned Parenthood truly wanted to confront its growing scandal, it would stop aborting more than 327,000 innocent lives each year and fully commit to true women’s health care,” said Congressman Diane Black. “In light of this news, I suppose Doctor Mary Gatter will have to find another way to get her Lamborghini, but rest assured – this development does not change my conviction that Planned Parenthood should not be subsidized by American taxpayers.”

Congressman Black added, “Cecile Richards’ letter is right about one thing: the fight against Planned Parenthood is not just about its use of fetal tissue. It is about how we treat a human life and how we ensure that the conscience rights of American taxpayers are respected. This is a fight we must continue.”

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