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Long Strives to Protect ‘Priceless' Life and End Planned Parenthood Funding

U.S. Representative Billy Long released the following statement regarding recent videos showing Planned Parenthood directors and senior employees discussing compensation for fetal body parts.

     “’Surprised’, I was not - ‘sickened and furious’ I was - upon viewing the now four Planned Parenthood videos, and counting, exposing the gruesome practice of selling body parts of aborted babies.  Trafficking and sale of fetal parts is not only illegal but also unethical and immoral.  I do not understand people’s cavalier attitude of ending the life of an innocent unborn child. I am opposed to abortion and fight to protect the life of those that cannot fight for their own lives.  I am an original cosponsor - and a strong supporter - of legislation to place a long-overdue moratorium on federal funding for Planned Parenthood as Congress continues its investigation into the organization.  Life is priceless, and I promise to continue pushing for pro-life policies and ensure anything that goes against that principle does not slip by.”