Governor Greg Abbott is calling for an investigation into Planned Parenthood after a controversial undercover video popped up online Tuesday morning.
The Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life group, posted the video. Actors posing as representatives of a medical firm are seen talking with a woman identified as a high-ranking doctor with Planned Parenthood.
I already sued Planned Parenthood for Medicaid Fraud. Now Texas will look into these organ harvesting claims. http://t.co/V5YxR20bsk
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 14, 2015
In the video, the doctor allegedly describes Planned Parenthood’s ability to preserve a fetus’ organs while conducting abortions. The woman is identified by name and her face is shown, but we are withholding both because we have not independently verified the allegations.
Planned Parenthood says the group is focused on damaging it’s mission by pushing a “heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research.”