Things grew tense Thursday when a contributor to TheBlaze visited a local Planned Parenthood and questioned employees about allegations the organization harvests organs during abortion to sell to third parties.
A video released this week from the Center for Medical Progress, a group that bills itself as an organization of “citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics,” appeared to capture officials at Planned Parenthood discussing exactly how they harvest organs during abortions.
The Center for Medical Progress alleged that the video caught Planned Parenthood using abortions to “sell baby parts,” a federal felony.
Armed with a microphone and camera, TheBlaze contributor Lawrence Jones, who is pro-life, visited a Dallas-area Planned Parenthood and demanded answers.
“Any comments about your executive harvesting organs? Any comments? Any comments? Any comments about your executive harvesting baby organs?” Jones asked.
“You can leave now, or I’ll call the police!” an employee at the front desk quipped back.
Jones continued to ask questions for the next few moments, demanding to know why the organization “targets black communities.” TheBlaze contributor asked if it was possible to schedule an interview with a senior official, but was ignored. He then left.
Jones later said that “the media aren’t asking the appropriate questions,” which motivated him to visit the local Planned Parenthood.
“The whole purpose of this investigative report was to go and get answers. And they simply won’t give it to us,” he said.
On Thursday, Planned Parenthood’s president issued a video-apology for the official who was caught on the undercover video, saying her “tone” was not appropriate.