Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast could face criminal prosecution for allegedly selling the body parts of aborted fetuses.
The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, a 14-member panel led by Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, was formed in October 2015 after the Center for Medical Progress released a series of undercover videos that suggest that Planned Parenthood profits from selling body parts of aborted fetuses, which is a felony under federal law that could result in up to 10 years in prison. Planned Parenthood has denied all allegations.
The panel claims that there is evidence that Planned Parenthood sold the aborted body parts to the University of Texas and is referring the abortion clinic to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for criminal prosecution.
“There is so much that we the American people didn’t understand and still don’t understand about this industry,” Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) said on the House floor on Thursday. “However, since then, the panel’s investigation has uncovered alarming revelations about the fetal tissue industry.”
In November, the U.S. House Committee voted 234-181 to double the panel’s budget, allocating an additional $800,000 for its investigation into the Planned Parenthood’s practices.