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Planned Parenthood X-board member works for TX office investigating them in baby parts scandal

Posted in Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

Another amazing find from Operation Rescue shows the absolute bias that will be used in any investigation of a Planned Parenthood which is part of an alleged illegal baby parts harvesting operation.

From their report:

    It has been learned that a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s office that is currently investigating a Houston Planned Parenthood abortion clinic for selling aborted baby parts, serves on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood.

    Lauren Reeder Planned Parenthood

    Lauren Reeder is a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s criminal family law division. She apparently notified District Attorney Devon Anderson of her role with Planned Parenthood last week.

    Reeder is listed as a non-compensated “Director” on the 990 Tax Form for 2014 filed by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

    Last week, Operation Rescue called on Anderson to appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood.

In a statement released Friday, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said one of her assistant district attorneys disclosed that she is member of the Gulf Coast agency’s board of directors.

She made the disclosure in order to be transparent,” Anderson said in the release.

She added that she remained confident her office could conduct an “unbiased, fact driven investigation” of the allegations.

Anderson oversaw a previous abortion-related grand jury investigation of Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen after Operation Rescue released evidence in the form of photos and witness testimony that abortions babies were being born alive during abortions and intentionally killed by twisting their necks.

Anderson told the Houston Chronicle that Reeder would not be involved in the PPGC investigation.

“If at any time in the future, reliable and credible information is brought to my attention that would question our ability to continue to perform a fair, thorough and independent investigation of this matter due to her board membership, I will revisit the issue of seeking the appointment of an independent prosecutor and act accordingly.”

Lauren Reeder AG Planned Parenthood'

Reeder’s LinkedIn page reads in part:

    As a member and former co-chair of Planned Parenthood Young Leaders, I worked to cultivate the next generation of donors and community leaders committed to the mission of Planned Parenthood through advocacy opportunities, monthly happy hours, and annual fundraisers.

Planned Parenthood Lauren Reeder

In addition she is listed as a Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Board of Directors

Reeder was listed as the co-chair of the 2013 Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast “Party Like a Rock Star

An image captured by PaperCity shows Reeder at the Planned Parenthood event.

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She also chaired another Planned Parenthood event called Cocktails for a Cause and featuring Sandra Fluke.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Lauren Reeder contributed $925.00 to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. Fund Action PAC.

Houston Planned Parenthood responds to vid as ambulance takes patient from abortion center

Posted in 911 calls, Aborted Baby Body Parts, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion medical experiments, Abortion Pictures, Abortion Procedure, Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Houston pro-life group is reporting that on the same day that the Center for Medical Progress released video of a Houston Planned Parenthood employee calling babies they harvest for organs “intact fetal cadavers” an ambulance was summoned to the abortion clinic.

Although there is no confirmation that the emergency call was to assist an abortion patient, as yesterday’s videos indicted, a major part of the clinic’s business is abortion.

Aug 2015 Ambulance PP Houston

Writing on their Facebook page Houston Coalition for Life states:

    A patient on a gurney was rushed away from the Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast this afternoon! This is the10th Ambulance we have seen in 2015! Considering IV in progress and the track record of 911 calls we have heard thus far from this facility, it is highly likely the patient was suffering from a botched abortion! Please pray for all who were involved!

These emergency calls are not knew.

Earlier this year, pro-lifers documented four ambulance calls over a 30 day period to Houston’s Planned Parenthood mega center.

Houston Planned Parenthood intact fetus abortion

Yesterday, The Center for Medical Progress released another video showing Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.

Farrell admitted to what she thought were “buyers” of baby organs that six of the abortion facility’s doctors abort babies beyond 16 weeks.

She also suggested that the clinic altered the abortion procedure to get “intact specimens” otherwise known as human unborn babies.

Perhaps the most horrific part of the video was when CMP investigators were taken back to Planned Parenthood’s pathology lab where an assistant took aborted babies from a freezer.

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast freezer

Ben Johnson over at LifeSite News described the interaction:

    The last several minutes of the video again shows graphic footage of the investigators inside the laboratories of the Houston abortion facility, combing through the body parts of a 20-week-old baby.

    “It was a twin,” an employee says as she retrieves the remains from the refrigerator.

    Clearly developed hands and feet are seen in the dish, as the investigator pulls out a lung with a pair of tweezers.

On their website, PPGC brags about about the facility having dry ice and freezers:

    Dedicated Research exam room with colposcope, digital scale, ECG and Ethernet
    Coordinator offices with restricted/locked access, fax machine, computer access with multiple data jacks, ample cabinet space for paper CRFs, ambient drug storage locker
    Laboratory with dry ice, multiple centrifuges, microscopes, refrigerators and freezers
    Office space for Monitors which include data jacks
    Space sufficient for group enrollment
    On-site document archive facilities

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast freezers

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In addition: they mention, “Donated Fetal Tissue” under the headline: Expertise:

PPGC Fetal Tissue

Responding to the taped footage, Melaney A. Linton, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast released a statement which reads in part:

    “The footage released today doesn’t show Planned Parenthood staff engaged in any wrongdoing or agreeing to violate any legal or medical standards. Instead, the latest tape shows an extremely offensive intrusion and lack of respect for women, with footage of medical tissue in a lab. These extremists show a total lack of compassion and dignity for women’s most personal medical decisions.

    PPGC Statement

    “The video released today will be difficult for many people to see. Medical procedures and medical research are often difficult to watch. The video shows a Planned Parenthood staff member with an actor posing as a medical researcher handling fetal tissue in a lab. It is standard medical practice to review tissue to ensure the health and safety of patients, and this tissue was being examined and handled under the false pretense of a standard laboratory site visit for people purportedly conducting qualified medical research.”

Center for Medical Progress YouTube content warning

The video, which includes the graphic images of Planned Parenthood’s aborted children, has been viewed almost half a million times so far with YouTube now adding a content warning before it to be viewed.

CMP’s lead investigator, David Daleiden, was on Fox with Sean Hannity last night to discuss the latest video.

Hannity David Daleidon CMP Planned Parenthood

Daleiden told Hannity that the procedure being used could be causing babies to be born alive.

Calling born alive infants the “dirty little secret of the abortion industry,” Daleiden told Hannity, that “Whenever we’re talking about fetal tissue harvesting,m we’re talking about cases where no feticide and no digoxin, no poison was used. And, if at the same time you’re trying to get those fetuses out as intact as possible, you’re creating a perfect storm for for there to be born alive infants.” he said.

He said there are 7 more videos yet to be released!

Planned Parenthood’s gruesome baby parts operation exactly what Wendy Davis stood for !

Posted in Wendy Davis with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2015 by saynsumthn

Do elections matter?

You betcha.

Greg Abbott wins Texas election

As we sit here with out mouths dropped open in utter shock at a 5th undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress now exposing a Houston, Texas Planned Parenthood’s barbaric baby parts operation, we know elections matter.

Wendy Davis Poster

Imagine this day with radical pro-abortion Wendy Davis as a Governor instead of Greg Abbott?

I shiver at the thought.

Davis was an avid supporter of Planned Parenthood and her campaign was full of their filthy blood money.

She still is by the way – tweeting this just yesterday:

Wendy Davis August Planned Parenthood tweets

In fact, Davis encouraged all her supporters to change their profiles to the “IStandWithPP” meme:

Wendy Davis tweets change pic stand with PP

And…then she did it as well:

Wendy Davis twitter Stand with Planned Parenthood

And adding this shameful Stand with Planned Parenthood image to her Facebook page:

Wendy Davis stands with Planned Parenthood

On the day that the 5th CMP video was released, Wendy Davis went on the offensive to defend Planned Parenthood and abortion labeling the call to defund the multi-million dollar abortion chain baby parts selling “political injustice” and telling Mic.com:

    Let’s be clear: Monday’s U.S. Senate debate on defunding Planned Parenthood wasn’t about the use of fetal tissue for research and whether we agree with that practice. It wasn’t about the sham attempts of a group connected to a known felon to make it appear as though Planned Parenthood had violated the law. It wasn’t about hidden cameras. In fact, it wasn’t even about whether federal funds should be used to fund abortion care, given the Hyde Amendment’s prior prohibitions on the use of federal funds for that purpose. Monday’s vote wasn’t about any of that.

    Aborted babies from CMP Planned Parenthood vid

    Aborted babies from CMP Planned Parenthood vid

    Instead, the vote was about creating a vivid and age-old archetype, with an evil villain and the heroes who have come to conquer it. The vote represented political posturing of the worst kind. It was about embarrassing and demonizing a century-old provider of compassionate health care — including reproductive health services — to score conservative points. It was about conservatives who are desperate for an electorate to see Planned Parenthood as a fire-breathing dragon, and themselves as the heroes who slay it.

The article met the approval from the baby harvesting group who retweeted it:

PP Tweets Wedny Davis Piece

Last month, Davis gave Planned Parenthood $100.00, hours after a vid showing they chop up babies for parts was released!

Stone cold heart!

No wonder she was dubbed the Abortion Barbie.

Today, Governor Gregg Abbott released a statement about the latest Gulf Coast Planned Parenthood Video, vowing to investigate the matter:

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“The latest video showing Planned Parenthood’s treatment of unborn children in a Houston clinic is repulsive and unconscionable. Selling baby body parts is the furthest thing imaginable from providing women’s healthcare, and this organization’s repeated and systematic disrespect for human life is appalling. The State of Texas is aggressively investigating this matter and must use all available legal remedies to address this depraved conduct,” Gov. Abbott said.

Alter process intact fetal cadavers Planned Parenthood

The video, published by the Center for Medical Progress,shows Houston mega Planned Parenthood staff members giggling and talking about how babies are aborted “intact” calling them “intact fetal cadavers” as they pull “specimens” from a freezer.

In addition, CMP’s 5th video transcript implies Planned Parenthood is using the aborted babies for “mice” studies and “Humanized mice”.

Planned Parenthood mice Houston baby parts

The Texas governor previously ordered an investigation into Planned Parenthood and recently a hearing on the matter was conducted in the state.

During the hearing, the state’s attorney general testified their investigators saw fingers and toes in “POC Room”:

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    “Our investigators are working across Texas to gather information and evidence relevant to the case. Last week, after a meeting at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, officials there invited our team to take a look around, including a stop at what they call the ‘POC Room.’ POC stands for ‘Products of Conception.’ There, lab technicians receive the remains of aborted children – also known as ‘the products’ – which are washed, examined, bagged, refrigerated, accumulated and every week taken away by a contractor that burns their bodies as medical waste.”

    Image from Center for Medical Progress Video

    Image from Center for Medical Progress Video

    “As my staffers watched, a technician took an aborted child from a jar, rinsed it in a colander, and placed the body parts in a tray. Fingers and toes, exceptionally tiny but fully-formed, were clearly visible. The remains were eventually deposited in a red plastic bag, about the size of an average grocery sack. According to the people at the facility, they average at least 260 pounds of “medical waste” a week, every week.”

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But, what Planned Parenthood does will never upset Wendy Davis. After all, this grisly, gruesome, Mengele-like operation is exactly what Davis stands for!

Planned Parenthood uses aborted baby parts for humanized mice research

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2015 by saynsumthn

H/T to blogger Jill Stanek who points out that some of the requested “fetal cadavers” from Planned Parenthood in Houston are for experimentation with humanized mice. #humanizedmice .

The Center for Medical Progress released a 5th video showing the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood abortion facility offering intact fetal cadavers which they refer to as “specimens.”

Center for Medical Progress, posing as buyers for a Biotech company sat with the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.

CMP’s 5th video transcript implies Planned Parenthood is using the aborted babies for “mice” studies and “Humanized mice”.

Humanized Mice 2 Farrell Planned Parenthood Houston

Humanized Mice Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood implant aborted baby mice

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An article published in Science in the News a Harvard Graduate Student Group at the Harvard Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences explains humanized mice:

    Humanized mice are otherwise ordinary breeds of lab mice that have human cells, tissues, or organs. These types of mice are frequently used by immunologists, who give the mice a mostly-human immune system, but they can also be used to study other body systems. This permits researchers to study different aspects of human biology and the effects of certain drugs or disease treatments using experiments that would otherwise be unethical to conduct on a human being and don’t have safer substitutes.

How are mice humanized?

Fetal liver and thymus tissue used as well something Stem Express gets big bucks for

    The process of humanizing mice requires the transfer of 17-19 week old human fetal tissue into young mice, 6-8 weeks of age, with weakened immune systems. If a mouse with a normal immune system received human tissue, it would start to reject the tissue immediately after the transfer because its immune system would recognize the added tissue as foreign. This process, graft rejection, also happens in humans who receive incompatible organ transplants. Therefore, researchers use mice with a genetically weakened immune system for the humanization procedure. These genetically immunosuppressed mice tolerate the presence of foreign human tissue for long enough to conduct experiments [].

    Capture

    Because a mouse’s body is full of its own immune cells, it is essential to remove these cells to create “space” for the human immune cells to populate. To do this, the mice are subjected to a sub-lethal dose of irradiation. Next, to create a niche where the cells can be constantly replenished, the scientists make a small surgical incision to implant human fetal liver and thymus tissue underneath the mouse’s kidney. Finally, human stem cells are injected directly into the mouse’s blood. 17-20 weeks after this procedure, the reconstitution is considered complete when the cells have divided sufficiently to populate their “home” in the mouse’s body. A number of variations to the technique can be introduced depending on the experimental question that needs to be addressed, but most labs follow this general procedure.

These details from the Jackson Laboratory talk about, “engrafting human CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells (hHSCs) alone (hu-CD34 NSG™) or in combination with human fetal thymus and liver tissue transplanted under the kidney capsule.”

Jackson Laboratoy Humanized Mice human fetal baby parts

Read more details here .

They offer Humanized Mice “shipped to you” using fetal livers and thymus:

Tips Humanized mice fetal baby parts Jackson Laboratory

Huamnized mice shipped to you Jackson Laboratory

Human fetal kidney in mice

NOTE: there is no indication that the fetal organs used by the Jackson Lab were from aborted babies though.

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But, according to their website, the Jackson Laboratory was founded in 1929 as The Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory by Clarence Cook Little an advocate of eugenics.

    Little created the first inbred (genetically uniform) mouse strains and wanted to use them experimentally to establish that cancer was a genetic disease, not an infectious disorder, as was widely thought at the time. He gained initial financial support for the Laboratory from Detroit industrialists Edsel Ford, president of the Ford Motor Company, and Roscoe B. Jackson (for whom the Laboratory is named), president of the Hudson Motorcar Company.

Clarence Little Jackson Lab

Clarence Cook Little was the President of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), at the same time he also sat on a pro-euthanasia panel.

Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood.

Clarence Cook Little was also member of the Committee on Planned Parenthood:

Clarence Cook Little committee on Planned Parenthood

Read more on Little here.

In a previous post, I explain how aborted baby parts are being implanted into animals and how some of those parts are coming from Stem Express, a fetal tissue procurement company used by Planned Parenthood.

The research, co-authored by Eugene Guhe founder and CEO of Ganogen, Inc., a biotech company in Redwood City, California, raises a number of ethical questions, including whether it is acceptable to use human fetal organs in research, or to transplant human organs into animals. If the research moves forward, it must be determined that the organs were obtained with proper consent, and that the research was conducted with adequate oversight, experts told CBS News.

Fetal Kidney donation

On their website, Ganogen, Inc., says that they have found a way to successfully transplant human fetal kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs, and other organs into animal hosts using advanced microsurgery.

Human fetal heart transplant rat abortion Ganogen

“After transplantation, the fetal organ continues to grow and mature. It even demonstrates function, and in the case of the kidney, can keep the host animal alive all on its own,” they explain.

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According to CBS, Gu and his colleagues obtained human fetal kidneys from Stem Express, a Placerville, California-based company that supplies researchers with tissue from deceased adults and fetuses.

On their website, Stem Express writes that their “human tissue products range from fetal to adult and healthy to diseased, and we also collect bone marrow and leukapheresis for isolation.”

They go on to say that, “Working with hospitals and clinics across the United States, all human tissue and blood procurement is performed in accordance with IRB-approved protocols and consents. Protecting the privacy of our researchers and donors is always the highest priority at StemExpress.

Read here.

Video exposes Houston mega Planned Parenthood where babies are called intact fetal cadavers pulled from freezer

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Aborted baby born alive, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Houston, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2015 by saynsumthn

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The Center for Medical Progress has released a 5th video showing the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood abortion facility offering intact fetal cadavers which they refer to as “specimens.”

Center for Medical Progress, posing as buyers for a Biotech company sat with the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.

Our organization has been doing research for many many many years,” Farrell tells CMP.

At issue is whether Planned Parenthood is violating federal law in selling aborted baby body parts and altering the abortion procedures to do so.

Deviate from our standard PP

We deviate from our standard to do that,” Planned Parenthood’s Director of Research says in the video.

Adding that the procedure is “generally standard” but admitting “I’m saying standard loosely.”

She also admits that six of the abortion facility’s doctors abort babies beyond 16 weeks and the “doctors” also do “research.”

6 abortionists go beyond 16 weeks Planned Parenthood

Asked if Planned Parenthood can alter or adjust the procedure to get the specific organ or tissue needed, the Planned Parenthood employee repeatedly replies yes.

Even agreeing to 18-20 week “specimens” that are “intact‘ meaning babies that are delivered or aborted whole.

Alter process intact fetal cadavers Planned Parenthood

“We’re going to potentially have some that will be more or less intact and then some that will not be,” Farrell says.

Yeah 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, I mean- that’s- it’s all just a matter of line items.”

Melissa Farrell Planned Parenthood

Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.

TEXAS INVESTIGATION

The Texas governor has ordered an investigation into Planned Parenthood and recently a hearing on the matter was conducted in the state.

During the hearing, the state’s attorney general testified their investigators saw fingers and toes in “POC Room”:

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    “Our investigators are working across Texas to gather information and evidence relevant to the case. Last week, after a meeting at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, officials there invited our team to take a look around, including a stop at what they call the ‘POC Room.’ POC stands for ‘Products of Conception.’ There, lab technicians receive the remains of aborted children – also known as ‘the products’ – which are washed, examined, bagged, refrigerated, accumulated and every week taken away by a contractor that burns their bodies as medical waste.”

    “As my staffers watched, a technician took an aborted child from a jar, rinsed it in a colander, and placed the body parts in a tray. Fingers and toes, exceptionally tiny but fully-formed, were clearly visible. The remains were eventually deposited in a red plastic bag, about the size of an average grocery sack. According to the people at the facility, they average at least 260 pounds of “medical waste” a week, every week.”

In 2013, Life Dynamics interviewed former employees from a Houston abortion facility unrelated to Planned Parenthood.

The abortion workers claimed the doctor would sometimes abort babies that would come out alive.

A partial transcript from the interview read as follows:

    Clinic Worker: “ Most of the time we would see him where the fetus would come completely out and of course the fetus would still be alive because it was still moving, of course, you could see the stomach breathing and um that’s when he would do his um, he would snip the spine, as they were saying this doctor did and of course the soft spot was one of the spots that he um would take one of the forceps, or what is it called? The dilators and stick it down the soft spot of the fetuses head.”

    Interviewer: “You saw this happen?”

    Clinic Worker: “Oh yes. I think every morning I saw on several occasions. If we had um, if we had 20 something patients, of course maybe 10 or 12, or 13 or 15 would be large procedures – out of those large procedures I’m pretty sure I was seeing 3 to 4 fetus that were completely delivered in some way or another.”

More on that here.

Planned Parenthood Houston Patholigist

PLANNED PARENTHOOD PATHOLOGY ROOM

In the Center for Medical Progress video, CMP “buyers” are taken into Planned Parenthood’s back pathology room where they ask to view any fresh specimens i.e. aborted babies.

With a BIG smile on her face, the Planned Parenthood assistant says, “We had a really long day and they are all mixed up in a bag,” she states as she giggles.

Babies come out really intact Planned Parenthood

They then ask for a look anyway and a Planned Parenthood worker tells them, “It varies on gestation, sometimes they come out really intact.”

They tell CMP that they keep the “specimens” frozen.

Aborted baby basement sealed up Planned Parnethood

The disturbing images of Planned Parenthood poking through the remains if unborn children are horrific as they brag that their tiny organs come out “really really well.

Stating they get “40 to 50 easy” babies per month that are 16-22 weeks.

In addition, the employees discuss how Planned Parenthood Federation of America is “moving away from a standardized policy” regarding fetal tissue donation because PPFA is, “encouraging more participation but they don’t want to get too into the mix of it,” they say.

Earlier this week, a vote in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood failed to reach the needed 60 votes to move the bill forward. The abortion baby parts business receives half a billion dollars in federal tax money each year.

You can view how your Senator voted here.

TX Investigators visit Planned Parenthood see fingers and toes in “POC Room”

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Organ Harvesting, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testified today in front of the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services regarding the active ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices. The investigation follows the recent publication of several videos showing Planned Parenthood officials apparently discussing the harvesting and sale of human baby body parts.

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The Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) announced the investigation on July 15 in coordination with the Texas Governor’s Office and Health and Human Services Commission. In his testimony, Attorney General Paxton revealed some of what OAG investigators saw at a clinic in Houston and denounced the institution of abortion.

Excerpts from Attorney General Paxton’s testimony are below:

“As you all know, several weeks ago, videos began to surface of Planned Parenthood officials talking candidly, and bluntly, about the prospect of essentially selling body parts of aborted babies. Shortly thereafter, my office, coordinating with Gov. Abbott and officials at the HHSC, launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s activities in Texas. Our goal is to find out if anyone anywhere in Texas has violated the law, and if so, to seek legal redress.”

“Our investigators are working across Texas to gather information and evidence relevant to the case. Last week, after a meeting at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, officials there invited our team to take a look around, including a stop at what they call the ‘POC Room.’ POC stands for ‘Products of Conception.’ There, lab technicians receive the remains of aborted children – also known as ‘the products’ – which are washed, examined, bagged, refrigerated, accumulated and every week taken away by a contractor that burns their bodies as medical waste.”

“As my staffers watched, a technician took an aborted child from a jar, rinsed it in a colander, and placed the body parts in a tray. Fingers and toes, exceptionally tiny but fully-formed, were clearly visible. The remains were eventually deposited in a red plastic bag, about the size of an average grocery sack. According to the people at the facility, they average at least 260 pounds of “medical waste” a week, every week.”

“The videos that have made all the headlines raise a large number of troubling allegations, allegations that – again – my office is aggressively investigating and we will go to any and all lawful lengths to get to the bottom of what has been happening. But more than any misdeeds involving the sale of aborted baby parts is this fundamental truth: the true abomination in all this is the institution of abortion.”

“Even if their body parts are never sold, or never used for research, for the babies who are killed in abortion clinics – more than 54,000 last year in Texas and more than 57 million in the United States since 1973 – their fate is a plastic bag in a refrigerator, and anonymous disposal in an incinerator somewhere.”

“For us, when we pass on, our bodies will be treated with reverence and respect, even those of us who choose to donate our remains to science. Even the remains of our most vicious criminals are treated with respect. For the children who never had a chance at life, however, they become so-called medical waste, or – alternatively – a commodity to be bargained for. Neither fate is an appropriate end for any human being.”

“At a minimum, the people involved project a cold, calculating, almost inhuman indifference to the lives they treat as a product they’re attempting to sell. At worst, they may represent a violation of state and federal laws. My office will continue to investigate these issues, and – if necessary – we will seek to bring any Texans that might be involved to justice.”

“Over the past several days, there have been reports that my office, as part of our investigation, has gained possession of hours of video recordings involving a Texas branch of Planned Parenthood. These reports are accurate. I cannot go into detail about these recordings at this time, but they appear to be consistent with other videos that have been released regarding Planned Parenthood.”

“This [hearing] is a strong example of our state’s leadership working together to ensure the people of Texas are fully aware of what’s going on within our state’s borders.”

It is unclear which Planned Parenthood was visited but the Houston Mega Center has been a part of the pro-life sting according to reports.

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Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston has participated in fetal tissue donation, partnering with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2010 for a study on causes of miscarriages.

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Soon after the first undercover video was released, state leaders ordered investigations into Planned Parenthood, the Texas Tribune reported.

More:

    That investigation has included visits to the Houston clinic by representatives of the Department of State Health Services and the attorney general’s office, Planned Parenthood officials said Sunday. The investigators requested information about the clinic’s practices regarding fetal tissue donations, Tafolla said.

Houston Planned Parenthood target of pro-life sting under possible investigation!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

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From the Texas Tribune:

    Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston has participated in fetal tissue donation, partnering with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2010 for a study on causes of miscarriages.

    PP Mega Houston Fetal

    The Houston facility has also conducted clinical trials in the area as part of research on contraception, HIV testing and the human papillomavirus vaccine.

    Soon after the first undercover video was released, state leaders ordered investigations into Planned Parenthood.

    That investigation has included visits to the Houston clinic by representatives of the Department of State Health Services and the attorney general’s office, Planned Parenthood officials said Sunday. The investigators requested information about the clinic’s practices regarding fetal tissue donations, Tafolla said.

    A spokesman for the Health and Human Services Commission, which oversees the state health department, declined to comment on the investigation. A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office on Monday also declined to comment on the probe but confirmed that investigators had visited the Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston.

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