Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Representing the 4th District of Missouri
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Hartzler Responds to Atrocious Planned Parenthood Videos on House Floor

July 22, 2015
Press Release



WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) yesterday evening spoke on the House floor in response to the appalling undercover videos of Planned Parenthood doctors discussing the harvesting and sale of unborn babies’ body parts and organs. 

Below is a video of the Congresswoman’s speech followed by a transcript of her remarks.

Watch the video here.

Transcript

Congresswoman Hartzler: “I thank my colleague from Wisconsin for your leadership and hosting this special order tonight.

You know it’s vital that we have this extremely important conversation concerning the unborn and, while this topic is very difficult to discuss, it is something we need to talk about and recognize, in order to stop the unspeakable horrors currently taking place.

Last week and this morning, new videos were released detailing how Planned Parenthood harvests and sells the body parts of aborted children.  For decades Planned Parenthood employees have tried to diminish the humanity of the unborn by belittling them to blobs of tissue.  However, this video is evidence that Planned Parenthood knows that these are not simply blobs of tissue but actual human beings that have tiny lungs and little livers and beating hearts.

We need to get our priorities straight.  In the video the Planned Parenthood doctor callously describes altering abortion procedures by crushing a baby’s body in order to preserve certain organs for harvesting.  She says, “I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above.” 

This is human life we’re talking about.  We cannot stand by while aborted baby parts are being sold for profit.

This morning’s video shows another Planned Parenthood doctor shamelessly haggling over the price of the aborted baby body parts.  She discusses how the price could change based on the volume and developmental stage of the aborted babies.

While I am pleased that there are federal and state level investigations underway, I believe more needs to be done.

Planned Parenthood has received over $200 million in federal funds since 2012. It is clear that Planned Parenthood places profit not women’s health and safety ahead of all else. They must be stopped.

I urge support for Congressman Black’s legislation that prohibits all federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Federal dollars cannot continue to flow to any entity that has such a blatant and heartless disregard for human life.”