Babin Urges Action in Response to Disturbing Planned Parenthood Disclosures

Published 1:21 pm Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) spoke on the House floor last night to express his outrage over the recent disclosures of Planned Parenthood’s deliberate efforts to harvest tissue from aborted babies.  Babin called on Congress to immediately pass legislation he has cosponsored, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134), which prohibits taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood while a full investigation is conducted into the organization’s activities.  To view video of Babin’s House floor speech, please click here.

“The practices described by Planned Parenthood officials on these videos are simply despicable, unspeakable and barbaric. The light-hearted tone of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood, as she talked about how much fetal tissue parts were worth – while eating salad and drinking wine – only adds words of insult to acts of atrocity.

“A second video released shows Dr. Mary Gatter, another high ranking Planned Parenthood official, again discussing fetal tissue payments.  Gatter describes using a “less crunchy” technique to yield as many body parts as possible – for more money to buy herself a Lamborghini. This is inhumane, and as a health care provider myself, I condemn it in the strongest terms.  I hope the relevant medical licensing boards in their states disqualify her, and Dr. Nucatola, from ever practicing medicine again.

“It is a national disgrace that taxpayer dollars account for 41% of Planned Parenthood’s revenue, and that over the past 3 years the organization has received $1.2 billion in funding from Medicaid.  All this for an organization that performs more than 300,000 abortions a year. American families should not be forced to pay the operating costs and salaries for abortion businesses, much less one that engages in fetal tissue trafficking.

“As an original cosponsor of Rep. Black’s Defund Planned Parenthood Act we are working to prohibit federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood or any entity that performs abortions. I call upon House and Senate leaders to allow for its immediate consideration and attach it to any “must pass” bill.”