Disturbed by recent videos concerning Planned Parenthood, Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) led 55 House colleagues in writing a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, requesting that an independent counsel be appointed to fully investigate the possibility that the Planned Parenthood Foundation of America broke the law by selling parts of aborted babies, and by altering their abortion techniques to ensure the right body parts remained intact.
"The videos distributed by the Center or Medical Progress provide strong evidence that Planned Parenthood may have broken federal law by selling fetal body parts for profit," Palmer said. "If this is the case, the entities that purchased the fetal organs and tissue may have also violated federal law. Consequently, the investigation goes beyond Planned Parenthood. We are calling for an independent counsel to ensure an impartial and thorough investigation is conducted."