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Rohrabacher Statement on Planned Parenthood Scandal

Jul 22, 2015

“Last week the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, released a shocking video showing Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Deborah Nucatola, discussing the selling of organs from aborted fetuses. In the week since the video’s release the outrage has only mounted, a testament to Americans’ basic sensibility that – whatever the legal status of abortion in this country – all human life matters.

“What we’ve seen of this video tells us that Planned Parenthood willingly takes part in the illegal sale of fetal organs and tissues. Planned Parenthood defends the video by claiming the money discussed on tape deals strictly with the cost to transport donated organs and tissue, which is legal.

“The legality is irrelevant.  Our moral tradition, the wisdom of the ages, reminds us that because something is legal, it is not necessarily moral or ethical.  This week we were reminded again of the tragedy of abortion and the horror of those who seek to use that tragedy for monetary gain.

“Such barbaric yet sickeningly cavalier remarks as those heard on that tape demonstrate a callous indifference to the value and the sanctity of human life. It’s an unbelievable holocaust that some people inexplicably ignore.  Either it’s a human life with limbs and organs or it’s not. We know the answer: It is a life.”