Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be taking Planned Parenthood to task for its high percentage of abortions on minority women.
“We’re accepting the fact that black Americans make 12 — make up 12 percent of the population yet Planned Parenthood aborts 78 percent of minorities in this country. This is an issue that should be something that we’re both on the same side of,” Love, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told Fox last night.
“We make up 12 percent of the population, and, yet, let’s look at who they’re aborting. This is an issue that the CDC should be taking on as far as I’m concerned. It should be something that, as an organization, if they’re going to do everything they can to help the black race they should be on top of this issue and oppose Planned Parenthood and the practice of aborting of these babies.”
The CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity says its mission is to “advance health equity and women’s health issues across the nation through CDC’s science and programs.”
Love said “we need to do what we can to make sure the American people do not forget what’s happening” in the undercover Planned Parenthood videos where staffers are discussing brokering body parts.
“Now, watch, this is what’s going to happen. The left and those who want to protect this organization are going to turn this conversation from killing of babies and shutdowns, health issues, and everything to kind of distort, distract, and divide Americans into thinking what’s actually happening isn’t happening, the fact that they are actually taking brain tissue from live babies. These are American babies,” she said.
“…What you’ll see is that the left believed that our people are pretty much — we believe that they’re assets that can be developed. Or they believe that they’re liabilities that need to be managed. We believe that human beings have the right to live, that our job is to protect life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And they don’t care about these things.”
The National Abortion Federation, which is suing the Center for Medical Progress over the Planned Parenthood videos, said in a statement today that “counsel for defendants notified the court that all defendants…plan to plead the Fifth Amendment.”
A preliminary injunction hearing was scheduled for Aug. 27 but has been bumped to an undetermined date.