Gianna Jessen, who survived a saline abortion, told the committee abortion wasn’t just about women’s rights because another person, a baby, is involved.
“If abortion is about women’s rights, then what are mine?” Jessen asked.
The committee launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood after nine videos showed interviews with both the non-profit organization’s officials and those working in tissue research. The interviews contained details of how Planned Parenthood harvested and sold body parts from aborted babies. In some cases, the babies were still alive when their organs were taken, according to the videos.
The videos were part of an undercover investigation by the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life advocacy group.
Jessen’s mother was a 19-year-old college student when she walked into a Planned Parenthood office at seven and a half months pregnant in 1977. According to Jessen, Planned Parenthood staff talked her mother into having a late-term saline abortion. (Read more from “Watch: Woman Survived an Abortion Attempt, Then Asked Planned Parenthood THIS” HERE)