With Tuesday's release of a fifth undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood's harvesting and sale of aborted babies and body parts, the call to defund the nation's leading abortion provider continues to escalate in our nation's Capitol and in Minnesota. The latest video released by the Center for Medical Progress shows a director of one of Planned Parenthood's largest clinics discussing how its doctors modify abortion procedures to better procure intact fetuses to sell for research, and even comparing aborted baby parts to budget "line items."
In the video, Melissa Farrell, Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, tells the undercover pro-life investigators, "If we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget... I mean it's all just a matter of line items."
Watch all 5 released videos here. Warning: Some content graphic. We have synopses available for those unable to view the graphic content.
Center for Medical Progress expects to release 8-10 more videos exposing the barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood.
"Planned Parenthood's involvement in the harvesting and sale of aborted babies and body parts is horrific and unconscionable, but, tragically, it is not surprising," said John Helmberger, CEO of Minnesota Family Council. "These videos are exposing what we have know for years, that Planned Parenthood butchers thousands of babies across our nation every day for profit and has no regard for the sanctity of human life or basic human decency. Our elected officials have no choice but to cut-off all taxpayer funding to this organization and its barbaric practices."
The Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood
On Monday night, the U.S. Senate took a vote on ending federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Hundreds of you joined us in urging Minnesota U.S. Senators Al Franken & Amy Klobuchar to vote in favor of cutting the Planned Parenthood funding. Thank you!
The good news is that a strong majority of senators voted on a procedural measure to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood in a 53-46 vote. This is great progress! The last time this bill was voted on, it only received 42 votes in favor of ending Planned Parenthood's federal funding.
The bad news is that 60 votes were needed on the procedural vote to move the bill forward, and both Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar voted to support Planned Parenthood's barbaric trafficking in baby parts business.
Despite the bill's failure to progress in the Senate, some pro-life lawmakers promised to make the defunding of Planned Parenthood an issue in the upcoming debate over the federal budget. According to The Hill, the debate over federal funding for Planned Parenthood will continue after lawmakers return from their August recess.
Nearly 1000 women, men, students, and children joined us in prayer, and calling for the end of taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood!
#ProLifeTogether #DefundPP #PPSellsBabyParts
Watch for more rallies and calls for prayer in the days to come!
7 prolife Minnesota legislators also joined us at the rally! Thank you, Representatives Abigail Whelan (Anoka, 35A), Eric Lucero (30B, Dayton), Jon Koznick (Lakeville, 58A), Kathy Lohmer (Stillwater, 39B), Mary Franson (Alexandria, 8B), Matt Dean (Dellwood, 38B), and Tim Miller (Prinsburg, 17B)!
65 prolife legislators sent a letter to Governor Dayton, officially requesting that he investigate Planned Parenthood in Minnesota to make sure they are not engaging in the trafficking of aborted baby body parts, as are many of their affiliates.
For now, Governor Dayton has refused--stating that Planned Parenthood's denial of any illegal activity is good enough for him.
Meanwhile, in other states, at least a dozen have called for an investigation into Planned Parenthood affiliates, and 3 states have already cancelled taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood!
Planned Parenthood's response?
Bully the media into silence so that the condemning undercover videos don't get out.
We need your help, and we won't rest until we see an end to taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood!
Please contact your Minnesota legislators, and your U.S. legislators! Urge them to eliminate any taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Women have been betrayed by Planned Parenthood. The law has been ignored by Planned Parenthood. And millions of lives have been lost at the hands of Planned Parenthood abortionists. There are plenty of other ways to use our tax money.
1. Call for an end to U.S. taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood!
Use MFC's ACTION CENTER to instantly send an email to your U.S. Representative, as well as Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, urging them to end federal taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Our system simply matches you with your representative and does the work for you!
2. Call for an end to MN taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood!
Use MFC's ACTION CENTER to instantly send an email to your Minnesota Representative, Senator, Governor Dayton, and Lt. Governor Tina Smith, urging them to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood in Minnesota. Our system simply matches you with your legislators and does the work for you!
Please pray for mothers struggling with a decision about the life they will carry--pray they choose life and receive the support they need. Pray for an end to taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood so that our taxpayer dollars will no longer be used to support barbaric practices like abortion or trafficking in baby body parts.
4. Watch for opportunities to join us!
The undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood's barbaric practices motivate us to keep fighting for life! Look for opportunities to join us as prolife prayer events, rallies, protests, and more!