Some of the Republican candidates for president laid out specific plans for stopping Planned Parenthood in the wake of a now-viral undercover video that shows a high level executive of the organization discussing how to harvest and sell fetal organs after an abortion, with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., creating a Twitter-storm Tuesday over the issue.

Congress "should immediately" begin a full investigation into "Planned Parenthood's activities regarding the sale and transfer of aborted body parts, including who is obtaining them and what they are being used for," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote in a statement Tuesday. Cruz called the video "sickening."

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The video, released by pro-life group Center for Medical Progress, shows Planned Parenthood's Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola eating a salad and sipping a glass of wine while casually saying that she charges $30 to $100 per fetal specimen, and that fetal livers are in high demand – although "a lot of people want intact hearts these days," and she has had requests for lungs and "lower extremities."

"You know, we've been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I'm not gonna crush that part, I'm going to basically crush below, I'm gonna crush above, and I'm gonna see if I can get it all intact," she says, describing how she alters the abortion procedure to best harvest whatever organs are in demand.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., tweeted no less than 14 times on the subject Tuesday. "The callous disrespect for human life revealed today sickens me," the Duke University School of Medicine graduate wrote. "It's time for the American people to demand Congress take action. It's time to defund Planned Parenthood!"

After quoting the video, Paul tweeted that it shows Planned Parenthood's "top doctor describing how she performs late-term abortions to sell body parts for profit!" wrote Paul. "Despite their best efforts, I doubt our national media will succeed in covering this story up. But I'm afraid that's not enough. It's time for pro-lifers to take a stand."

Paul was so worked up that he continued tweeting about the video both before and after his appearance on the Sean Hannity show to discuss sanctuary cities.

"Where are the hard-hitting questions for pro-abortion Democrats on their support for this kind of madness? Where is the media storm over the selling of babies' body parts?" asked Paul. "Planned Parenthood must be defunded after the horror revealed today."

"I believe that if Republicans stand strong for life, we can finally put Democrats on the defensive for their pro-abortion record," wrote Paul. "They're the ones with a record of supporting partial-birth abortion by keeping taxpayer dollars flowing to Planned Parenthood." Paul linked to a petition on his website to defund Planned Parenthood.

About 45 percent of Planned Parenthood's 2014 revenue — $540.6 million — was provided by taxpayer-funded government health services grants, an analysis of their annual report reveals.

"There is no place for taxpayer funding of organizations that profit from taking away innocent life, much less profiting off the bodies of the lives they have stolen," wrote Cruz in his statement. He added that Congress "should renew efforts to fully defund Planned Parenthood to ensure that its morally bankrupt business receives not one penny of taxpayer money."

Planned Parenthood called the video "heavily edited" in a statement, although Center for Medical Progress also released the full video.

"Nowhere does anyone from Planned Parenthood discuss 'selling' fetal tissue … On the video, the Planned Parenthood staff member talks about standard reimbursement fees for costs associated with tissue donation programs, which every health care provider has and which the federal law provides for," wrote Planned Parenthood's vice president of communications, Eric Ferrero, in the statement.

Another Republican candidate for president, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, charged his state health department to investigate the issue in his state.

"Today's video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing the systematic harvesting and trafficking of human body parts is shocking and gruesome," wrote Jindal in a statement.

The footage is "a disturbing reminder of the organization's penchant for profiting off the tragedy of a destroyed human life," wrote candidate and former Texas governor Rick Perry in a statement. "It is because of stories like this that I signed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood in the state of Texas — to protect human life and the health and safety of Texans."

Without calling for defunding, an investigation, or any other specific plan of action, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tweeted simply: "This is a shocking and horrific reminder that we must do so much more to foster a culture of life in America" with a link to a Washington Post article.