Rep. Black Responds to Politically Motivated Indictment of Pro-Life Activists

Jan 25, 2016 Issues: Defunding Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a nurse of more than 40 years and author of the House-passed Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015,  released the below statement following a grand jury’s politically-motivated indictment of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for their role in the Center for Medical Progress videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted babies’ tissue and organs:

“It is a sad day in America when those who harvest the body parts of aborted babies escape consequences for their actions, while the courageous truth-tellers who expose their misdeeds are handed down a politically motivated indictment instead. Just days after tens of thousands of pro-life Americans participated in the March for Life to urge legal protection for the unborn, this senseless decision is a grim reminder of the work yet to be done. I am profoundly disappointed in this miscarriage of justice but it will not deter our efforts in Congress to hold Planned Parenthood accountable,” said Congressman Diane Black.


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