Cruz: Planned Parenthood leaders should be prosecuted
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot MORE (R-Texas) on Saturday said the leaders of Planned Parenthood should be prosecuted after the release of a video this week showing an executive discussing the donation of fetal organs.
 
"Every American should watch that video and say, ‘Are those my values?’ ” the 2016 presidential candidate said at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. 
 
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"On tape, it appears a Planned Parenthood official is admitting to multiple felonies," he continued. "The U.S. Department of Justice, if it was not simply a partisan arm of the DNC, should open an investigation and prosecute Planned Parenthood. Congress should hold hearings and we should cut off funds."  
 
Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, was filmed discussing the demand for fetal organs such as livers, lungs and “intact” hearts. The video has been viewed more than 1.5 million times since it was released Tuesday.
 
Republicans have threatened to cut of the group's federal funding since the release of the video, but Democrats have sought to protect the payments. 
 
Cruz said he also took issue with a recent Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage, which he said was "lawless and it was sad." 
 
"It's naked judicial activism," he said.  
 
-Sarah Ferris contributed.