PEREGRINATIONS - Canadian Catholic Perspectives and Reflections by members of the PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF THE CHAIR OF ST. PETER
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Priesthood of Baal - Part 2
The US Senate will debate restricting funds to Planned Parenthood following the release of another video showing that profits from the sale of foetal parts.
The CATHOLIC HERALD reports:
The video also includes an interview with Holly O’Donnell, a phlebotomist (a clinical support worker who takes blood samples from patients) who works for a company that procured the tissue of aborted unborn babies from Planned Parenthood.
“For whatever we could procure, (Planned Parenthood) would get a certain percentage. The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated,” she says.
US Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is now sponsoring a bill which would defund Planned Parenthood and it is expected to be voted on any day.
Following a meeting on Tuesday with the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Paul said: “The details are being sorted out right now. I think we’ll know in the next 24 hours exactly what the details are. But I think the big news of the day is that there will be a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood.”
Meanwhile Planned Parenthood have denied that they profit from the sale of foetal tissue. Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, told CNN: “I say that unequivocally. We do not make a profit on foetal tissue.”