The move may be ceremonial, but the House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress’ first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they’re using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue.
The panel said next week’s session will be the first of several hearings they’re calling “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.”
Further signaling the GOP’s eagerness to dive into the subject, the hearing is coming just a day after lawmakers return from their summer recess.
Abortion foes have released nine furtively recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials and others describing how they furnish aborted fetus tissue to researchers.
The committee says its investigation includes whether Planned Parenthood has violated a federal prohibition against a procedure abortion foes call partial-birth abortion. Aides would not say who was being called to testify.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Constitution subcommittee Chairman Trent Franks, R-Ariz., said Planned Parenthood “must answer for the alleged atrocities brought to light in the videos.”
Conservatives want Congress to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding as a condition for passing legislation keeping federal agencies open starting Oct. 1.
GOP congressional leaders say they lack the votes to force President Barack Obama to accept such cuts and say they won’t let the dispute result in a government shutdown.
The said truth is that since Roe V Wade passed, this country has been losing the blessings that GOD set before it when it was created. When you no longer sanctify life there is nothing that is not OK. Anyone w/common sense can see that we as a country are going the way of other countries who have sacrificed their children to false Gods. Make no mistake these women are sacrificing their babies for the sake of inconvenience so they will not have to deal w/the consequences of their decisions and actions. All this BS about women’s health is just that. Having a baby does not in anyway constitute a health problem. God created women to have babies. That’s how we all got here to begin with. It all comes down to the pregnancy being an inconvenience of their actions, something they don’t want to take responsibility for.
On a further note, the escalation in crime in this country is a direct correlation to this countries willingness to KILL babies. When there is no respect for life, there is no respect for anything else. That’s just plain common sense. Too bad we don’t have parents taking responsibility for teaching that at home nor teaching that in school.
45 years of liberal progressive democratic & republican policies governing this country. Final note to all those in positions of power & authority. God has written “To those to which much is given, Much is expected” You all will answer someday for the choices, decisions & laws you have passed & supported.