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Sen. Cruz Recognizes Anniversary of the Center for Medical Progress Video Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement, highlighting the one-year anniversary of the Center for Medical Progress’ (CMP) first video release, which captured horrifying footage of Planned Parenthood officials bartering and selling body parts of unborn children:

“This week marks one year since the Center for Medical Progress began releasing undercover videos that shocked the nation,” Sen. Cruz said. “The horrifying videos released last summer revealed the grim reality of Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practices. The footage shows senior Planned Parenthood officials laughing and swilling chardonnay as they casually and callously discuss the killing of unborn children in order to sell their body parts.

“The abortion industry has long sought to dehumanize unborn children. But behind closed doors, we’ve seen that it’s all an act. They know babies are more than a clump of cells. They are little boys and little girls with hearts and livers and hands and feet.

“While the sheer candor of the videos is shocking, what is more disturbing is the admission that these barbaric actions are standard practice in the abortion industry. Worse still, Americans are currently forced to fund millions of dollars each year to the very abortion industry that commits these heinous acts. This must end. 

“I applaud Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) for leading the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, and I will continue to lead the fight in the U.S. Senate to defund Planned Parenthood.”