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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.

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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.