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Babin Responds to Houston Grand Jury Indictment of Pro-Life Activists

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Washington, January 26, 2016 | comments

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement today in response to a Houston grand jury’s decision to indict two individuals for their role in the Center for Medical Progress videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted babies’ tissue and organs:

“I am disappointed and shocked by a grand jury’s decision to indict these two individuals who courageously uncovered the despicable actions of Planned Parenthood.  It’s deeply offensive and ridiculous that those who illegally sell aborted human body parts get a pass -- while these two pro-life defenders are indicted for using aliases to expose Planned Parenthood’s unlawful and disgusting practices of selling baby body parts. 

“This decision begs the question: how else could they get the truth?  These operations are a common tactic used to uncover criminal activity.  Sadly, this is another effort used to silence and intimidate those seeking to defend the unborn. While this is disappointing, it will certainly not work.  I will continue to strongly support the ongoing investigation by a House Select Committee into Planned Parenthood’s actions and will not stop fighting to end all taxpayer funding for this organization.”

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