Now that Donald Trump is in office the corruption behind Planned Parenthood is finally being exposed. Just this month, Planned Parenthood was hit with two devastating blows that has left the organization reeling.
On Nov. 13, The Hill reported that the FBI may be investigating Planned Parenthood and its associates for the sale of aborted babies’ body parts for profit. It’s the latest development yet in a scandal that began in 2015 with the release of explosive undercover videos.
Those videos showed abortion industry executives haggling over the price of hearts, livers, brains, and kidneys and describing, in chilling detail, their techniques for crushing late-term babies to get the freshest organs.
The Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives spent almost one-and-a-half years conducting a national investigation, reviewing 30,000 pages of documents, and hearing hours of testimony.
They found enough evidence to refer several Planned Parenthood affiliates and tissue procurement companies for potential prosecution. Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested this week that if the FBI concurs, charges might be filed.
Then came the second punch.
Just as news of the FBI inquiry broke, the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals declined to revisit its ruling that the state of Arkansas can redirect Medicaid funds away from abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, which the state is completely justified in doing considering the ongoing baby parts scandal.
These two major breakthroughs would have been inconceivable under the Obama administration, which repeatedly abused federal power to prop up the abortion industry.
President Barack Obama’s aggressively pro-abortion administration put the “bully” in “bully pulpit.” Under Obama, the Justice Department became a tool to harass and intimidate pro-life advocates, labeling them domestic terrorists alongside groups like the Ku Klux Klan.
The left has championed both Planned Parenthood and abortion as they have made this into an issue of women's rights. However, when looking at Planned Parenthood's own reports, it becomes chillingly clear that this organization needs to be defunded.
In their annual report for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, Planned Parenthood revealed that it “served” 100,000 fewer “women, men, and young people” compared to the previous fiscal year – that equates to a 4 per cent decline in patients served.
In addition, the report showed that Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions in 2015-2016, an increase of 4,500 from the year before.
The organization also reported nearly 46 per cent fewer prenatal services, which equates to 8,000 less than the previous year. This should come as no surprise, as Planned Parenthood is clearly far more interested in encouraging women to get abortions than actually helping women take their pregnancy to term.
Now that Democrats are finally out of power, we can only hope that Planned Parenthood will be defunded.