Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue Practices To Be Probed By Justice Department
The issue of the organization's fetal tissue practices was thrust into the spotlight in 2015 when undercover videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing procurement of "intact" and partial fetuses in exchange for compensation for expenses.
The Daily Beast:
Justice Department Moves To Investigate Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue Practices
The Justice Department is taking steps to investigate Planned Parenthood, The Daily Beast has learned. The head of Justice’s office of legislative affairs has sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee asking for documents from its investigation of Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue practices. The Daily Beast reviewed the letter, which says the requested documents are “for investigative use.” (Woodruff, 12/7)
In other news —
An Effort To Ban State-Funded Abortion Services Didn’t Get Enough Signatures
Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed Massachusetts to exclude abortion services from state-funded health care did not collect enough support by a deadline this week to advance to the next step of the process, according to the treasurer of the ballot group. (Miller, 12/7)