Bipartisan House Committee Created to Investigate Planned Parenthood

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Oct 08, 2015 12:30 PM
Bipartisan House Committee Created to Investigate Planned Parenthood

A new House panel has been created with the sole purpose of investigating Planned Parenthood’s misuse of fetal tissue and federal funds. While the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government committees have held hearings on the organization to determine whether it still deserves taxpayer funding, the Center for Medical Progress investigation has demanded a further probe into the organization’s practices.

The House voted 242-184 to form a panel as part of the Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday after Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced the resolution. A bit more information on the makeup and goals of the new panel:

The 14-member panel will be appointed by the speaker of the House and will be made up of eight Republicans and six Democrats. The chairman must be a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which had started a Planned Parenthood investigation that will now be taken over by the select panel.

The panel is charged with investigating and releasing a report that includes: medical procedures and business practices of groups involved in fetal tissue procurement, federal funding and support for abortion providers, and medical procedures for the care of a child born alive during an attempted abortion.

In light of the barbaric footage the CMP has uncovered, our legislators should be keeping a close eye on Planned Parenthood. It has become increasingly clear they broke the law and their tendency to view unwanted pregnancies with dollar signs in their eyes is downright inhumane. Their lack of ethics is screaming for some oversight. A specific committee is a good start.

The House Judiciary Committee’s second hearing on Planned Parenthood's pro-abortion agenda will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. You can watch it live here.