US Rep Ratcliffe calls on President to denounce Planned Parenthood practices

WASHINGTON DC (July 16, 2015) In a recent video, new documentation surfaced that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics not only profit from the intentional destruction of unborn children, but also sell children’s organs, piece by piece, to fetal tissue brokers. U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) has spoken out about this horrific act.

“I am sickened by these revelations. The right to life is a God-given, inalienable right that should never be compromised,” said Ratcliffe. “When organizations trample on this right through gruesome acts, we all suffer. I have continually supported measures to defend the unborn and protect the sanctity of life, and will continue to do so. The House Judiciary Committee, on which I serve, has already launched an investigation into these inhumane acts. I call on President Obama to denounce these practices and do the same.”

“I’m grateful that Gov. Abbott has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Office of the Attorney General to conduct separate investigations in Texas of the alleged practices portrayed in the horrific video,” Ratcliffe added.

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe is a strong supporter of protecting life, including an original co-sponsor for H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act, which would generally prohibit abortion beyond 20 weeks after fertilization. He also voted in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015, which would establish a government wide prohibition on federal funding of abortion or insurance coverage that includes abortion.  Both measures have passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

Submitted by Shayne L. Martin, Communications Director – Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04).

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