Dr. Bucshon Comments on Planned Parenthood Video
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the follow statement in response to a video that surfaced this week documenting Planned Parenthood’s inhumane practice of selling the organs and limbs of unborn children following abortions:
“As a father of four and physician who operated on babies as young as 22 weeks gestation, I find this callous disregard for human life absolutely appalling. I’ve always supported ending federal funding to abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood. Now that we have evidence of this organization profiting off of the death of unborn children, this effort has never been more important. I’m happy to see Congressional leaders call for an investigation and will do everything I can to make sure those involved are held accountable.”
On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, of which Dr. Bucshon is a member, announced an investigation into the video.
In 2011, Dr. Bucshon gave a floor speech in support of an Amendment preventing federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood. In addition, Dr. Bucshon is cosponsor of a bill to prevent Title X federal grants from going to abortion providers.
Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick Counties.