Does Planned Parenthood Profit from Abortions?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensOctober 28, 2015 9:25 am,

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick claimed Planned Parenthood doesn’t “do anything except profit from killing babies and then selling body parts.”

Is that a fact?

We asked PolitiFact Texas fact-checker Gardner Selby.

Patrick spoke on the air with Neil Cavuto of Fox News the day a state official moved to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. In the interview, Cavuto asked a question touching off Patrick’s assessment.

Patrick, talking to Cavuto, said: “We’re not going to tolerate Planned Parenthood pretending, Neil, to be something they’re not…”

Cavuto: “Do you think that Planned Parenthood does anything good?”

Patrick: “No. I don’t think they do anything good. Look, they’re nothing more than a referral service. They pretend to care about women’s health. But they don’t have professionals even giving any information to women except referring them to another clinic. They don’t have equipment. They don’t do anything except profit from killing babies and then selling body parts of those aborted babies.”

Cavuto: “Well, I understand your passions, sir. But they do a little bit more than that.”

Patrick: “Very little.”

Hear how Patrick’s claim rated in the audio player above.