Paul renews call to cut off Planned Parenthood funding

(Louisville Courier-Journal) Responding to a controversial video released by an anti-abortion group this week, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday renewed his call to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

“The recent revelation that this taxpayer-funded organization is selling body parts of the unborn further proves that this agency deserves our scorn, not our tax dollars,” Paul said in a news release from his presidential campaign. His Senate office released a similar statement.

Paul’s statements refer to a video released by the California-based Center for Medical Progress that show a Planned Parenthood official talking about parts of aborted fetuses. The Center for Medical Progress says the video documents that Planned Parenthood sells fetal tissue for profit.