Written by Star Fox at EyesOpenReport.com
In the wake of the release of a undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood worker in Houston graphically discussing the sale of fetal issue, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson has brought Planned Parenthood under criminal investigation, reportsKHOU.
The footage which sparked the investigation was recorded at the Gulf Coast Planned Parenthood Center in Huston and released Tuesday by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress. The video is the 5th release in a series of undercover investigations by the group which show Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of tissue from aborted babies.
“The video has obviously been edited and they’ve got words in there, they’ve chopped it up. So we need to see it from beginning to end, to make sure we know the context of all the statements that have been made, and that’ll be the starting place for the investigation,” Harris County DA Anderson told KHOU.
The Center for Medical Progress’s video shows Planned Parenthood research director Melissa Farrell discussing how buyers of tissue can obtain “intact fetal cadavers.”
“So, if we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this,” Farrell said. “I mean that’s — it’s all just a matter of line items.”
“Sometimes the procedures are longer, so then anything that we piggyback onto that for collection purposes, obviously, would have to reflect that additional time, cost, administrative burden,” Farrell also added in the video.
It was on Wednesday Morning that Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced his request to the Harris County District Attorney to immediately open a criminal investigation of Planned Parenthood in Texas.
“The people of America and the people of Texas will not accept this callous attitude toward human life, and I will not accept it,” Patrick said during a press conference on Wednesday. “I’ve asked the DA to immediately initiate a criminal investigation to see what laws, if any, have been broken in the state of Texas.”
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