Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz declared Planned Parenthood “a criminal enterprise that is committing felonies, that is selling the body parts of unborn children” and called for its defunding on Thursday’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network.
Cruz stated, [relevant remarks begin around 2:20] “I would say that I think every American should watch the videos of Planned Parenthood, just watch them, see senior officials at planned parenthood laughing over sips of wine, bargaining over the sale of body parts of unborn children. One official was so callous and cavalier to say she hoped to sell enough body parts of unborn children to buy herself a Lamborghini. And I would encourage Americans just to ask yourself, ‘Are those my values?’ I appreciate Nancy Pelosi answering that question, that, yes, those are her values, apparently. That Nancy Pelosi watches those videos, and she feels sorry for the Planned Parenthood leaders that are bargaining over selling body parts.”
He continued, “I will tell you, in the course of those videos, both of those officials appear to confess to multiple felonies. … There needs to be serious law enforcement investigations, impartial and fair, into whether these individuals, and whether Planned Parenthood as a national entity, has committed felonies. If the the Department of Justice were remotely fair and impartial, if it were not an arm of the Democratic National Committee, it would already have opened an investigation. Thankfully, there are attorneys general and local DAs who are investigating. But what we should do now, is we should cut off every penny of taxpayer funds. We should not be funding a criminal enterprise that is committing felonies, that is selling the body parts of unborn children. It’s grotesque and sickening, and that — we should all be able to agree on that.”
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