Pence asks for investigation into Planned Parenthood
Governor Mike Pence called for the Indiana State Department of Health to look into the Indiana facilities of Planned Parenthood, along with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General to ensure they are not violating Indiana law.
The Center for Medical Progress made a secret recording of a Planned Parenthood executive allegedly discussing the sale of fetal organs.
When the video was made public, several lawmakers called for an investigation.
Pence not only directed the state Department of Health and Attorney General’s office to investigate, he sent a letter to the Indiana Congressional Delegation, US Attorneys in the northern and southern districts as well as prosecutors in Marion, Monroe, Tippecanoe and Lake counties in Indiana where Planned Parenthood performs abortions.
"Every Hoosier should be deeply troubled by allegations that Planned Parenthood affiliates are engaged in the trafficking of human remains. If true, this is not only illegal, it is morally reprehensible. Under federal and state law, the buying or selling of human body parts is a felony and, as Governor, I have an obligation to make sure this is not happening in Indiana. For this reason, I have directed the Indiana State Department of Health to conduct an immediate investigation with the cooperation of the Office of the Attorney General of Indiana to determine whether Planned Parenthood affiliates in Indiana have engaged in any illegal activities with respect to the trafficking in or disposition of fetal tissue. Whatever one’s view on the issue of abortion, Hoosiers can be assured that we will make certain that this appalling practice is not taking place in Indiana."