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Rogers Appalled by Planned Parenthood Videos

Called for investigations into trafficking of fetal organs

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05), a long-time member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, released the following statement regarding newly released videos detailing the disgraceful practices of allegedly selling fetal organs for profit by Planned Parenthood.

"The complete disregard for human life and unfathomable practices of Planned Parenthood's alleged brokering of fetal organs and tissue must be stopped. The fact that this organization ends the life of an unborn child every two minutes each year, is simply heartbreaking. I am encouraged by the prompt investigations that are now underway by the relevant House committees to fight for the rights of the unborn and end these evil practices." 

Rogers joined nearly 130 Members of Congress in requesting the investigation into Planned Parenthood by the House Judiciary Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The letter urged the Committees to explore the activities of abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, that broker fetal tissue and any incentives created by the National Institutes of Health funding for research using the body parts of unborn children.