U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Wednesday that Congress discovered evidence that StemExpress and Planned Parenthood have both violated the Federal regulations.
They also discovered evidence that Planned Parenthood pressured women to agree to donate their aborted babies’ body parts.
So much for all the denials Planned Parenthood made over the last year!
Blackburn is calling on the HHS to investigate the potential violations further.
In a letter to HHS, Blackburn wrote:
The Panel’s investigation uncovered a series of business contracts between StemExpress, a tissue procurement business, and several abortion clinics. These contracts included provisions for the payment of fees by StemExpress to the abortion clinic for fetal tissue and maternal blood. StemExpress then resold the fetal tissue and blood to researchers.
… In particular the Panel’s investigation has uncovered information indicating that StemExpress and Planned Parenthood … committed systematic violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPPA”) privacy rule from about 2010 to 2015.
For months Planned Parenthood fought the further release of a series of damning undercover videos, admitting that they had sold baby parts.
They used every excuse in the book, including that the videos were edited.
Planned Parenthood also faced the survivors of botched abortions testifying in front of Congress.
On top of that…
See the whole disgusting undercover video for yourself. This is not the end. The Center for Medical Progress has thousands of hours of video.
The video shows the President of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director’s Council, Mary Gatter, saying that she does not want to “lowball” the prices of aborted fetal parts.
Gatter said she “wouldn’t object” to asking the Planned Parenthood surgeon to use a “less crunchy” abortion technique. That doing that would “increase the odds” that they could get the parts intact.
Gatter and the investigators eventually agree on $100 per specimen.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Gatter jokes, “I want a Lamborghini!”.