As of Thursday morning the YouTube video showing Planned Parenthood executive Deborah Nucatola selling the body parts of aborted babies had almost 2 million views.
Wednesday a group of lawmakers stood up and called for an investigation into the potential federal laws being broken by the sale of body organs and tissue as well as late term abortions.
CBS News covered the event and quoted House leaders and Rep. Martha Roby who said, “I don’t care how much political weight Planned Parenthood throws around this town. No one is above the law!”
Roby was one of the first national figures with who spoke out about the video in an moving floor speech in which she said:
Mr. Speaker, I rise to raise awareness about a disturbing development.
Today video surfaced of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director for medical services, admitting – in fact bragging – about the harvesting and trafficking of fetal organs after abortions.
To those who haven’t seen the video, I encourage you to watch. But be forewarned. The casual, callous way she details how babies can be killed in such a way that their tiny hearts, lungs and livers can be taken and sold for profit is simply horrifying.
To quote Doctor Nucatola “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver … so I’m not gonna crush that part,”
“I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
It is honestly hard to believe a human being could bring themselves to believe this is OK. Of course, this is completely illegal, but that apparently isn’t stopping Planned Parenthood.
Mr. Speaker we have long fought to prohibit federal funding to Planned Parenthood, and we will continue to. But this admission of barbaric behavior warrants a closer inspection of this organization.
This is one of those moments that – as a nation and as a people – we have to ask ourselves, “who are we? Are we really going to tolerate this inhumanity? Are we going to look the other way while babies are brutally killed and organs harvested for profit?”
These aren’t specimens! These are babies for goodness’ sake!
I may only have one minute today, but I promise we are not finished talking about this. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Her role in this extremely important fight for justice and decency should not be overlooked. We should all stand with her and call for action from both congress and the justice administration.
As Roby said, “This is one of those moments that – as a nation– we have to ask ourselves, ‘who are we? Are we really going to tolerate this inhumanity? Are we going to look the other way while babies are brutally killed and organs harvested?”
And in case you missed it, Fox News Channel’s “Special Report with Bret Baier” covered Roby’s call to investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices in light of the shocking undercover video that was recently revealed.
The report shows clips of the undercover video along with remarks from Rep. Roby and Pro-Life Caucus Chairman Rep. Chris Smith. Weighing in on the issue was Baier’s “All Star Panel,” which includes radio host Laura Ingraham, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, and Washington Post opinion writer Chuck Lane.