The House Freedom Caucus is calling on Congress to stop all federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
The call Tuesday to halt funding comes in the wake of new videos from the pro-life Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives negating the price of aborted baby’s body tissue.
Committees in both the House and Senate have launched investigations into the matter and last week the Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Justice Department would “review all the information and determine what steps, if any, to take at the appropriate time.”
According to the House Freedom Caucus, the time to cut funding to Planned Parenthood is now.
“The House Freedom Caucus believes that while investigations into the sickening alleged practices of Planned Parenthood are ongoing, we cannot in good conscience continue to give them taxpayer money,” the group said in a statement Tuesday. “We therefore urge Congress to cease all federal funding for Planned Parenthood.”
Earlier Tuesday the Center for Medical Progress released a third new video of a Planned Parenthood official negotiating with an undercover actor posing as somebody looking to buy fetal parts. The video featured an interview with a whistleblower, former clinic worker at a fetal tissue company called StemExpress which allegedly purchases body parts from Planned Parenthood.