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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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Rep. Diane Black Slams Planned Parenthood Video

May 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Diane Black, a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus and author of recently enacted legislation to repeal the Obama-era rule sending taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood, released the following statement on an alarming new video of a national abortion provider annual conference:

“I am appalled at this disgusting new video showing members of the National Abortion Federation, including many representatives of Planned Parenthood, talking about tearing unborn babies apart to harvest them for their body parts in order to capitalize on ‘financial incentives.’”

“This horrific look inside the abortion industry shows abortion providers laughing and joking as they callously discuss what one of them even admits to be “violence” against the unborn.  It is just absolutely devastating to know that Planned Parenthood receives more than half a billion dollars of taxpayer funding each year.  I will continue to fight to end their government funding totally and permanently.”

Background

In the video, the following comments are heard:

  • Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of Michigan – “Let’s just give them all the violence, it’s a person, it’s killing, let’s just give them all that.”
  • Director of Abortion Services, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast – “If I’m doing a procedure and I’m seeing that I’m in fear that it’s about to come to the umbilicus [navel], I might ask for a second set of forceps to hold the body at the cervix and pull off a leg or two so that it’s not PBA [a federally criminal partial-birth abortion].”
  • Founder, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Consortium of Abortion Providers – “An eyeball just fell down into my lap, and that is gross!” [audience laughs loudly].

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees.