For Immediate Release: July 28, 2015
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271-9078
Governor Wolf Asked to End Ties With Planned Parenthood
(Harrisburg) — Within the past few weeks three videos have been released of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the procurement and sell of body parts from aborted babies. In 2014 Planned Parenthood PAC endorsed Tom Wolf for PA Governor, donated $1 million, went door to door and make phone calls for his campaign. In February 2015 Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, noted Tom Wolf was “the first governor in the history of the country who was also a former Planned Parenthood clinic escort.” Apparently even these video, if he has watched them has have not changed Wolf’s relationship with Planned Parenthood as on Friday he named a board member of Planned Parenthood to be his next Chief of Staff. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is calling on Governor Tom Wolf to break his ties with Planned Parenthood.
Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA, notes, “These disturbing videos include undercover footage of Planned Parenthood executives talking about changing abortion procedures in order to obtain the largest number of intact baby body parts, the suggested price per specimen and, most recently, details from a licensed phlebotomist who worked six months for the organ procurement company that contracted with Planned Parenthood. This latest video exposes that Planned Parenthood would get a certain percentage ‘for whatever we could procure.’ ”
What Planned Parenthood has done is against federal law: Section 42 of the US Code of Federal Regulations states that the attending physician must sign a statement saying that,” no alteration of the timing, method, or procedures used to terminate the pregnancy was made solely for the purposes of obtaining the tissue.”
“Pennsylvanians who have watched these videos are appalled at what they have seen and heard. Baby body parts should not be a commodity bartered over. This is not something that is acceptable in the United States of America. We are challenging Governor Tom Wolf to watch the videos, issue a statement condemning Planned Parenthood and ending his relationship with them — including the removal of Mary Isenhour as Chief of Staff and replacing her with someone who is truly concerned about the women in this Commonwealth,” Gramley stated.
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