In arise of video, Paul renews call to cut off Planned Parenthood funding

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a GOP presidential candidate, speaks during a debate stop in Denver on Jun 30, 2015. (David Zalubowski, AP)

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a GOP presidential candidate, speaks during a debate stop in Denver on Jun 30, 2015. (David Zalubowski, AP)

Responding to a argumentative video expelled by an anti-abortion organisation this week, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday renewed his call to finish sovereign appropriation of Planned Parenthood.

“The new explanation that this taxpayer-funded classification is offered physique tools of a unborn serve proves that this group deserves a scorn, not a taxation dollars,” Paul pronounced in a news recover from his presidential campaign. His Senate bureau expelled a identical statement.

Paul’s statements impute to a video expelled by a California-based Center for Medical Progress that uncover a Planned Parenthood central articulate about tools of aborted fetuses. The Center for Medical Progress says a video papers that Planned Parenthood sells fetal hankie for profit.

But Planned Parenthood says a assign is false. “The claim that Planned Parenthood increase in any approach from hankie concession is not true. Our concession programs, like any other high peculiarity health caring provider’s, follow all laws and reliable guidelines,” pronounced Cecile Richards, boss of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, says in matter posted on a Planned Parenthood website.

Richards apologized for a tinge of comments done in a video by a Planned Parenthood central – a tinge she pronounced that does not simulate “the merciful care that we provide.”

Paul joins a carol of regressive inaugurated officials who have denounced Planned Parenthood since of a argumentative video. Paul pronounced that subsequent week he will deliver an amendment to tentative legislation “to immediately frame each dollar of Planned Parenthood funding.” He pronounced Planned Parenthood perceived about $528 million in taxpayer appropriation in 2013-14.

Loftus reports for The (Louisville, Ky.)

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