In the aftermath of a shocking undercover video (see below) showing a Planned Parenthood official talking about selling the body parts of aborted babies, there has been a renewed push to defund Planned Parenthood by cutting the $500,000,000+ that the organization receives annually from the federal government.
What makes this push unique is that not only is the Republican base calling to defund Planned Parenthood, but congressional leaders are as well.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is leading the charge in the Senate, announcing that he will "demand a vote" to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.
So far four videos have been released and Planned Parenthood has learned the hard way that they may not be invincible. The first two videos showed two top Planned Parenthood officials negotiating a price with undercover reporters. The third video was an interview with a StemExpress employee. StemExpress is the company that buys organs from Planned Parenthood. Both the third and fourth video included footage of the extraction procedure of fetal organs.
Planned Parenthood is currently arguing that they are only receiving compensation and not payment. The problem with this argument is that rather than charging a flat rate for the specimen (a.k.a. the corpse of a pre-born child), they are charging per organ recovered from the child. If StemExpress wants just the heart the cost is $75, but if they want the heart and the liver it is $150. StemExpress is in the clinic and does much of the extraction, they should not be charged per-organ. The videos are irrefutable evidence that Planned Parenthood is breaking the law.
1st. Planned Parenthood may have admitted to violating the Partial Birth Abortion Ban
2nd. Planned Parenthood did admit to changing the procedure in order to procure organs
3rd. Planned Parenthood is peddling the organs to companies in order to make a profit.
After the release of the third video a restraining order was sworn out against the Center for Medical Progress to keep them from releasing more incriminating footage. CMP responded by releasing the fourth video, because the restraining order did not clearly pertain to the content of the fourth video.
Below is the fourth video. WARNING: Graphic Content