Statement by Lila Rose of Live Action concerning the Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood

August 3, 2015: “The public outcry against Planned Parenthood continues to grow as we learn about the atrocities within the abortion giant’s facilities. I have to believe that those Senators who voted against defunding Planned Parenthood must have never actually viewed the videos released by Center for Medical Progress, where multiple high-level Planned Parenthood executives have been caught on tape negotiating prices for the bodies of aborted preborn children while they cavalierly talk about “crushing” certain body parts to preserve “five-star” organs for sale. This, just the latest in years of mounting evidence against Planned Parenthood. We call on elected officials to cut close-knit ties with Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry lobby.”

Statement by Lila Rose on HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell’s refusal to view Planned Parenthood report

July 28, 2015: “It is an alarming dereliction of duty that the Secretary of Health and Human Services refuses to view investigative reports that clearly demonstrate that Planned Parenthood, who receives close to half a billion taxpayer dollars a year from the federal government, is engaged in the selling and trafficking of aborted baby body parts for profit. What is she earning a government paycheck to do if not to consider the human atrocities taking place on her’s and President Obama’s watch? Ms. Burwell is so caught up in her radical, pro-abortion partisanship that she will not even review these inhuman and horrific practices taking place at Planned Parenthood clinics that she oversees through taxpayer subsidies. Ms. Burwell should be investigating Planned Parenthood, not covering for them.”

Statement by Lila Rose on third video in Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal

July 28, 2015: With this third investigative video, there can be no further denial from Planned Parenthood that the abortion giant is selling the body parts of the defenseless human beings it kills in its clinics. The latest video shows the horror of abortion and how the doctors callously pick through baby body parts, discussing “intact” and “five-star” kidneys and spinal cords as if a price tag is attached to each.

“From CEO Cecile Richards, down through the ranks, it is clear that Planned Parenthood is engaging in a system-wide enterprise of profiting from the calculated destruction of human life. First, Planned Parenthood sells an abortion for several hundred to thousands of dollars, ending the life of a helpless preborn child. Then Planned Parenthood seeks to maximize its profit by selling the baby’s remains.

Planned Parenthood receives 40 percent of its annual budget from taxpayers, yet there is not one shred of accountability within the organization to end these unethical and illegal practices.   These practices are a direct attack on the most basic human rights and Ms. Richards’ only response to the mountain of evidence is to continually lie and mislead the media, elected officials, and the American taxpayer.”