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Austin – Senator Paul Bettencourt commended Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson for opening a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices at their Houston facility based upon the latest video released by the Center for Medical Progress.

“Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson’s decision to open a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s alleged comments on video of the potential selling of deceased children’s bodies in whole or part, is the right thing to do. These videos have struck a deep nerve with the American public, and the truth must be known about this horrific practice if it is occurring in Houston,” said Senator Bettencourt.

Earlier Lt. Governor Dan Patrick clearly called for the investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices.

“I am proud to serve with a Lt. Governor that will stand up for the rights of the unborn and the laws of the State of Texas,” Senator Bettencourt added.

District Attorney Anderson’s investigation is especially important since the Planned Parenthood staff in the video state that the Gulf Coast affiliate’s organ program is one of the largest in the country.

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