Jul 23 2015

Graham Seeks Answers from HHS Secretary on Planned Parenthood Practices

Contact: Clint Riddle 202-224-5972 or Kevin Bishop 864-250-1417

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has joined U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and 47 Senators in a letter to Secretary Sylvia Burwell of the Department of Health and Human Services, requesting answers to the controversial video released by the Center for Medical Progress. The disturbing video shows senior Planned Parenthood Federation of America executives describing, in horrific detail, how its organization takes part in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies.

The letter asks Secretary Burwell not to impede any investigations into this matter.

“The footage raises a number of questions about the practices of the organization, including whether they are in compliance with federal laws regulating both the use of fetal tissue and partial-birth abortions,” wrote Graham. “The footage also prompts important policy questions surrounding the issue of abortions permitted so late in pregnancy – sometimes even later than five months – that an unborn baby’s organs can be identified and harvested.”

Graham is the lead sponsor in the Senate of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which would limit abortions after 20 weeks post fertilization.


***Find full text of the letter here