In a press conference on Wednesday, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) offered an impassioned response to a much-publicized activist video that suggests Planned Parenthood harvests tissue from aborted fetuses for profit.
According to Roby, that organization doesn’t have the authority to overstep the law, despite its political clout in Washington, D.C.
“I appreciate the House Leadership and the Committees of jurisdiction for quickly laying the groundwork for investigations and hearings,” she said. “Congress is right to use its oversight capacity to get to the bottom of this and hold this organization to account. But I think this warrants a criminal investigation – a serious one. I don’t care how much political weight Planned Parenthood throws around this town, no one is above the law. If we’re going to be ‘perp walking’ soccer officials, how about let’s bear down on harvesting and trafficking of babies’ body parts.”
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