Congressman Jeb Hensarling, participated in a special order on the floor of the House of Representatives decrying recent videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing selling the organs of aborted children and calling for investigations into these horrific acts.
“Mr. Speaker, it is our highest ideal as Americans that every human life is endowed with dignity and has value. And as Americans, we have a shared responsibility to protect the innocent and defend the rights of those who are unable to defend themselves.
“Rather than protecting and defending this dignity, Planned Parenthood is seemingly attempting to cash in on it. Recently, shocking and appalling videos have come to light exposing senior employees at Planned Parenthood casually discussing both the harvesting and selling the organs of aborted children. These videos portray a chilling, transactional approach to ending human life.
“Mr. Speaker, as a matter of morality, history, science, reason, and most importantly my personal faith, I can come to no other conclusion but that every human life begins at conception and every human life is worthy of protection.
“Psalm 139: 13 says, ‘For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.’ What God has knit together, apparently Planned Parenthood wishes to ‘crush.’
“But, that’s not my word, Mr. Speaker. That’s their word. You’ve heard it spoken on this house floor. A Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood said, ‘…we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part.’
“I’m not sure I’ve ever repeated such vile and cruel words in this House floor before, Mr. Speaker.
“Whether one considers themselves pro-life or pro-choice, I would hope that every American believes that harvesting and trafficking baby organs violates the sanctity with which every child, created in the very image of God, is entitled to.
“So, I add my voice thanking our leadership of this Congress for calling on investigations of these horrific acts, and I call on the Obama Administration to denounce them and find a way to stop these gruesome practices. Almost every day, Mr. Speaker, we hear someone utter words on the House Floor, we must do the least of these, truly unborn life is the least of these, so let’s start tonight and hold life precious.
“And I am pleased to join my colleague, Diane Black, as an original cosponsor of legislation that would prohibit ALL federal funding from going to entities that perform elective abortions, as well another bill that would specifically prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
“Often we hear that we ought to do something for the least of these; truly unborn life is the least of these. Let us recognize it. Let us hold it precious. Let us live up to our responsibilities from the Creator and grant those yet to be born that precious right to life.”