A journalist had the tables turned on him Thursday morning after he asked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to weigh in on the scandal this week involving a Planned Parenthood executive who was caught on tape discussing the group's practice of trafficking in the organs of aborted children.
The moment occurred as Bloomberg News' Mark Halperin questioned the governor during appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"Why are you so troubled by this video?" the Bloomberg journalist asked, referring to a statement Perry had already issued on the matter.
The 2016 presidential candidate took a moment to note that Planned Parenthood does provide certain services that "are good for women's health," including cancer screenings, but then he turned the question back to Halperin.
"Mark, let me ask you: You looked at that video and you're good with it?" he asked.
Halperin answered, "I think the video raises a lot of questions and you and others have raised them."
"It does indeed," a satisfied-sounding Perry agreed. "And I think you just answered the question for us. Thank you."
The "Morning Joe" panel mostly agreed later that the video is deeply troubling and that it raises a set of questions that the supposed women's health group must address immediately.
Planned Parenthood's Deborah Nucatola was secretly recorded discussing the process by which the group's affiliates are reimbursed for delivering organs salvaged from aborted children. The three-hour long video, which was released Tuesday, was captured by two undercover actors posing as healthcare representatives.
Nucatola can be seen in the video discussing the going rates for body parts, including heart, livers and "lower extremities," and the methods by which children are dismembered so as to extract the organs undamaged.
Footage of Nucatola, who has served as Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services since 2009, comes after a three-year long investigation by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress.
Though the video doesn't prove that Planned Parenthood has been salvaging baby organs for profit, or without the consent of the mothers, the video released Tuesday has nevertheless raised serious questions about the group's practices.
In response to the video's release, Perry issued a statement, saying, "The video showing a Planned Parenthood employee selling the body parts of aborted children is a disturbing reminder of the organization's penchant for profiting off the tragedy of a destroyed human life."
"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," it added.
Planned Parenthood has not clarified what Nucatola meant when she told the two undercover actors, "I think for affiliates, at the end of the day, they're a nonprofit, they just don't want to — they want to break even. And if they can do a little better than break even, and do so in a way that seems reasonable, they're happy to do that."
Planned Parenthood has also not responded to questions surrounding its director of medical services seemingly suggesting that the group's affiliates perform partial birth abortions, which are illegal, so as to avoid damaging in-demand organs. It's unclear whether Planned Parenthood pays the mothers for salvaged organs.