What Conservative Leaders Are Saying About The Planned Parenthood Scandal
"Abhorrent." "Stomach-churning." "Absolutely horrifying and disgusting."
That's what Washington officials are calling the leaked video showing a top Planned Parenthood doctor callously discussing how they "crush" the body parts of aborted babies so as to leave other parts intact, referencing use of the illegal partial-birth abortion method to harvest the body parts.
On the video, Dr. Nucatola explains, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
You can watch the video here, but please know that it is extremely disturbing to hear about innocent babies being discussed as nothing more than spare parts.
Fox News reports that House Speaker John Boehner is calling for an investigation:
"Nothing is more precious than life, especially an unborn child. When anyone diminishes an unborn child, we are all hurt, irreversibly so. When an organization monetizes an unborn child -- and with the cavalier attitude portrayed in this horrific video -- we must all act. As a start, I have asked our relevant committees to look into this matter."
He called upon President Obama to "denounce, and stop, these gruesome practices."
Planned Parenthood is saying the video falsely represents them and that they use aborted body parts for donated research, only recouping costs for shipping.
But the cavalier manner in which their top doctor talked about manipulating the timing and manner of the abortion to get the best body parts has others thinking differently.
The 2016 Republican candidates are standing up for the unborn children:
“A shocking and horrific reminder that we must do so much more to foster a culture of life in America” – Jeb Bush
“Absolutely horrifying and disgusting” – Scott Walker
“Disturbing reminder of the organization’s penchant for profiting off the tragedy of a destroyed human life.” – Rick Perry
"Today's video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing the systematic harvesting and trafficking of human body parts is shocking and gruesome.” – Bobby Jindal
"Planned Parenthood and their enablers must be stopped from these barbaric practices. I am urging Congress to eliminate every last dime of funding for Planned Parenthood." – Ben Carson
"I have pledged to defund #PlannedParenthood! Stand with me." – Mike Huckabee
The Democratic candidates have all remained silent on the criminal actions of Planned Parenthood.
How do you feel? Does watching a video like this churn your stomach? What can we do to stop it? We would love to hear your thoughts!