Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Statement on Planned Parenthood Video

July 15, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to disturbing undercover footage of Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America's senior director of medical services, describing in detail procedures conducted by Planned Parenthood Affiliates to retrieve unborn fetal body parts:

“This disturbing video footage reveals a horrific process at Planned Parenthood of casually planning a day of abortions to harvest the organs of unborn babies. The deplorable lack of respect for life is both disgusting and immoral. Regardless of one’s views on protecting the unborn, we should all be able to agree that organizations like Planned Parenthood should not be organ factories.

“It’s past time for Planned Parenthood to shut its doors. Congress must investigate and halt federal funds to this organization and remove its tax exempt status. Every state with a Planned Parenthood facility should thoroughly investigate, remove their tax exempt status and shut them down. There is simply no excuse for such a lapse in morality; these actions are barbaric and depraved. I will continue to do all I can protect the unborn, their mothers and the sanctity of life.”

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