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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Conservative U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) confronted a top abortion lobby official this morning over unguarded remarks she made on undercover video regarding the truth about abortion, to which she refused to acknowledge having ever said them.

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on unequal enforcement of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which prohibits the intentional blocking of entry to facilities relating to reproduction. 

While, theoretically, the law protects access to abortion centers and pro-life pregnancy clinics equally, its implementation has been called into question under the Biden administration, particularly due to its raid on and prosecution of pro-life activist Mark Houck over a year-old altercation with an unruly pro-abortion activist that had long since been adjudicated by local authorities, as well as accusations that it neglects to investigate or prosecute pro-abortion violence nearly as vigorously. The overwhelmingly majority of abortion-related political violence is targeted at pro-lifers, as FBI Director Chris Wray acknowledged last year.

Among the witnesses was Talcott Camp, chief legal & strategy officer of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), who testified that abortionists and their customers are the real victims of “unrelenting threats of violence and disruption to care.” But when it came time for cross-examination, she was unwilling to discuss the most prevalent type of violence relating to abortion.

In 2017, the pro-life investigative group Center for Medical Progress released undercover recordings of a NAF conference in which Camp, then deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Health Freedom Project, can be heard discussing the abortion process in blunt detail.

“When the skull is broken, that’s really sharp!” she said. “I get it! I understand why people are talking about getting that skull out, that calvarium.”

At the hearing, Roy read Camp’s words back to her, then asked, “when abortionists crush the skulls of babies to kill them, what physical risks are there for the baby?”

After several seconds, Camp claimed that the CMP videos allegedly “stoked a massive uptick in violence” and were “heavily edited, misleadingly edited.” Camp added that she “can’t speak to what” the video “attributed” to her.

“True or false, did you say that?” Roy asked.

“It’s impossible to know, Congressman,” Camp said.

“Would you have said that? Is that something you would have said?” he pressed.

“I don’t know, Congressman,” Camp claimed. She tried to change the subject to political violence, at which point Roy brought the question back to the main point.

“That seems pretty violent, the crushing of the skull of a baby,” he said. “I think that actually is the definition of violence. And I think the question here is, is whether or not we are going to acknowledge and recognize that reality, and the extent to which now the federal government has been weaponized against the people who want to acknowledge that reality.”

The CMP videos, which began in 2015, set off a firestorm of controversy and a string of revelations about the abortion industry breaking multiple federal laws against profiting off human tissue, altering abortion procedures for the sake of procuring better tissue samples, and potentially even committing partial-birth abortions or infanticide; as well as video examples of abortion workers displaying callousness toward the humanity of the children their work killed. Yet neither the Obama nor Trump administrations ever took action against Planned Parenthood for them.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has claimed that “we all want… our children to come home safely,” and to believe that “all of us, every one of us, is created equal in the image of God,” but at the same time vigorously opposes any limits on abortion and says that “Congress must restore the right the Supreme Court took away last year and codify Roe v. Wade to protect every woman’s constitutional right to choose” abortion.