The Planned Parenthood Action Fund released a video this week titled “Gross, Disgusting, and Grossly Offensive” that documents Planned Parenthood officials allegedly harassing abortionist Sandra Merritt during an abortion clinic in North Carolina.
The video has been viewed by more than 4 million people and shared more than 13,000 times on Facebook.
“There is a concerted effort on Capitol Hill to restrict women’s access to safe and legal abortion, including with this new video,” said Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards in a statement to Fox News.
“This is gross and disgusting, and will not stand.”
The Planned Paction video, released on Tuesday, shows Planned Parenthood workers allegedly taking Merriff’s hand and pushing it to the floor.
A Planned Parenthood staffer can be heard saying, “This isn’t safe.
This is gross.”
The video also shows Merriffs “stomping” a woman as she tries to stop the Planned Parenthood worker from touching her and trying to grab her by the neck, pushing her against a wall, and trying “to pull the head of my cock out of my pussy.”
Merrills body is also covered in blood.
“I just wanted to get out of there,” Merriss says to the Planned Pactions employees.
“Get me out of here.”
Merrells screams for help are heard throughout the video.
“What the hell happened?
What’s happening?” the video says.
“You can’t do that to me,” one of the workers tells Merrill.
You’re not touching me.
Get out of this here.”
The footage shows Planned Pactrs abortionist Dr. Carolyn Ruggiero telling Merrisher she “can’t do what she’s doing” because she is a “fetus.”
“She needs help,” Ruggiers said.
“She’s not going to be a fetus.”
Planned Parenthood’s anti-abortion board is also seen in the video grabbing Merris hand, and pushing her to the ground.
“We’re trying to get her out of the building,” Riggiero said.
Merriser, who was arrested earlier this year on a charge of violating state abortion laws, was released on bail on Tuesday.
The videos comes amid a nationwide debate over Planned Parenthood funding.
Republicans and Democrats alike have expressed concerns over Planned PP’s alleged practices in the wake of the release of a video showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing how to harvest fetal tissue.
The Planned PP board has faced a wave of criticism in recent months over its ties to the abortion industry.
President Donald Trump tweeted last week that the video was “just another example of Planned Parenthood hiding the truth,” and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) criticized the Planned PP for “failing to protect its staff and patients.”