ABORTION IN THE NEWS
House Investigation Into Planned Parenthood Doubles Down
The House of Representatives voted on December 1 to double the budget for the House Select Panel on Infant Lives for their investigation into Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics. This panel is investigating abortion clinic trafficking in fetal tissue of aborted babies, third trimester abortion activities, and the treatment of babies who survive an abortion. The vote was 234 to 181 in favor of the $800,000 increase in funding to complete their investigation.
This panel was established following a rash of undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood for breaking federal laws against profit making on the sale of organs from aborted babies. Planned Parenthood attempted to discredit the undercover videos filmed by the Center for Medical Progress, saying they were false and doctored. However, all of their charges were dismissed, and the Center for Medical Progress was cleared of all wrongdoing in July.
Meanwhile, during the Panel investigation to date, they have found evidence that Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics have, in fact, violated federal law by selling fetal tissue. In the 88-page report they also claim that some abortion clinics actually harvested and sold organs of infants born alive after they were aborted. According to Representative Marsha Blackburn who heads the panel, "For most of us, it is nothing short of an outrage that Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics supplemented their budgets by selling human fetal tissue from aborted babies."
Certain members of the House objected strongly to the funding calling the allegations baseless and bogus, but enough representatives have seen the ugly truth of what is happening and want the investigation completed so appropriate charges can be brought.