GOP House Panel Urges A Stop In Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood
The GOP majority of the Select Investigative Panel, which was formed in 2015 after the release by antiabortion activists of undercover videos that they said documented abuses by abortion providers that provide fetal tissue to researchers, suggested in its 471-page report that these business arrangements could create incentives to perform more abortions.
The Washington Post:
House Panel Recommends Cutting Funding For Planned Parenthood, Reigniting Old Debate
A House panel formed by Republicans to investigate the procurement of human fetal tissue for medical research has recommended stripping federal funds from Planned Parenthood, heralding a new congressional assault on the nation’s largest provider of abortions and women’s health care. The GOP majority on the Select Investigative Panel included the recommendation in the 471-page final report, which was issued Tuesday on the dissolution of the panel. It was formed in 2015 after antiabortion activists recorded a series of undercover videos that they said documented abuses by abortion providers and intermediaries that provide fetal tissue to researchers. (DeBonis, 1/4)
The Associated Press:
GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money For Planned Parenthood
A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research urged Congress on Wednesday to halt federal payments to the women’s health organization. Democrats said the GOP probe had unearthed no wrongdoing and wasted taxpayers’ money in an abusive investigation reminiscent of the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy. (1/4)