In Texas at least, the baby-vivisection outfit that goes by the anodyne name of “Planned Parenthood” is finally getting the scrutiny it deserves:
Texas health investigators on Thursday served orders for hundreds of documents at Planned Parenthood offices across the state, including patient records and employee addresses. The move came three days after the state announced plans to pull public funding from the organization, energizing the national debate over the nonprofit’s fetal tissue donation program.
“The breadth and depth of what was requested this morning was unprecedented,” Planned Parenthood representative Sarah Wheat told the Austin American-Statesman. “Today’s visits were clearly politically motivated. We’re all pretty surprised by how far the [state] is willing to go to try to shut down Planned Parenthood health centers.” The subpoenas dictate that the files, dating back to 2010, must be delivered within 24 hours, Ken Lambrecht, president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, told the newspaper.
“Planned Parenthood complies with every state law and regulation,” he said at a Thursday press conference. “We believe this is a fishing expedition.”
Well, tough. As for the investigation being “politically motivated,” that’s exactly the way it should be. What PP means, of course, is that it is partisanly motivated, which is also true. But that is more a commentary on the moral collapse of the Democrat Party than on anything else.