Cue The Right-Wing OUTRAGE — HHS Says To Congress: Planned Parenthood Innocent

Prepare for God’s wrath. Hurricanes, locusts, earthquakes, perhaps even gay marriage!

The Department of Health and Human Services has released as statement saying that there have been no known violations of the country’s fetal tissue law, in regards to any company or organization that supplies the tissue. This INCLUDES Planned Parenthood.

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Jim Esqua, assistant secretary for legislation at HHS, sent the following statement to Republican senators Joni Ernst and Roy Blunt:

Currently, we know of no violation of these laws in connection with the research done at our agencies. Furthermore … we have confirmed that HHS researchers working with fetal tissue obtained the tissue from non-profit organizations that provided assurances to us that they are in compliance with all applicable legal requirements.

A recent smear campaign of heavily edited and previously debunked videos started being released this summer in an effort to make it look like Planned Parenthood was selling fetal organs and other tissue at a profit. No evidence, beyond the doctored videos, of ANY wrongdoing has been uncovered by investigations, and this is just one more waste of taxpayer money by “fiscally conservative” right-wingers.

Planned Parenthood has been providing desperately needed non-reproductive healthcare to women for years. Only about 3 percent of their total work covers abortion-related services.

Republicans have been trying to legislate and regulate women’s reproductive organs for decades, and these latest attempts are just another step in the never-ending process to take away a woman’s constitutionally protected choice.

Republicans are not pro-life, they are pro forced birth.

Every Republican talks about how proud they are to be pro-life. They are lying every time. Conservatives do not want to fund ANY program to help children get housing, food or a good education. They do not want a pregnant woman to have easy access to prenatal healthcare. All they want to do is force her to give birth and then blame her for having the child and being a “moocher” on society.

Joni Ernst, who is the U.S. Senate’s biggest one-trick pony on this issue, can be contacted HERE if you feel that this witch hunt has gone on long enough and wasted enough time and taxpayer money.

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