U.S. Rep. Smith:Planned Parenthood’s Trafficking in Baby Body Parts Must Be Investigated & Ended
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, made the following comments today at a Capitol Hill press conference on recently released video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing baby body parts as commodities to be sold:
“Fifteen years ago, I authored the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000—the landmark law that combats the exploitation of human beings, mostly women and children—a cruelty that reduces victims to commodities for sale.
“Yesterday we learned of another cruel manifestation of human trafficking.
“Yesterday we learned that Planned Parenthood is trafficking in baby body parts and intact organs like livers and hearts charging up to $100 or more per body part.
“Not only has Planned Parenthood killed over 7 million innocent babies in their chain of abortion clinics but now undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress—part of a three year investigative journalism study—shows high ranking Planned Parenthood officials explaining how they sell and profit from the sale of the organs of their victims.
“Congress must—and will—investigate and put an end to these barbaric practices.”