In a press statement issued by his campaign Tuesday, presidential hopeful Ted Cruz called on Congress to “Immediately investigate Planned Parenthood” following the release of a now-viral investigative video by pro-life group Center for Medical Progress.
The video depicts chief medical officer Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood eating a salad while explaining in graphic detail how to abort a baby intact so his or her body parts can be sold to a biomedical company.
“Today’s news regarding allegations that Planned Parenthood is possibly selling the body parts of the babies it has aborted is sickening,” Cruz states in the release.
“There is no place for taxpayer funding of organizations that profit from taking away innocent life, much less profiting off the bodies of the lives they have stolen,” the Texas senator adds and continues:
Congress should immediately begin an investigation of Planned Parenthood’s activities regarding the sale and transfer of aborted body parts, including who is obtaining them and what they are being used for. And it should renew efforts to fully defund Planned Parenthood to ensure that its morally bankrupt business receives not one penny of taxpayer money.
“I proudly stand on the side of life and remain committed to fighting for all innocent life to be valued and protected under the laws of this nation,” Cruz asserts.