Saturday, August 8, 2015

Congressional Inquiry Into Planned Parenthood Includes 3 Private Bio-Medical Firms

Time for action not words.
[Ed; With Loretta Lynch as AG? Believe it when you see it.]
Via Reuters
Several Planned Parenthood officials and three private bio-medical firms were targeted on Friday by a U.S. congressional panel as lawmakers dig deeper into a controversy swirling around the women’s health organization.
A U.S. House of Representatives committee made public a letter requesting interviews with personnel from the organization who appeared in surreptitiously recorded videos in discussions about providing fetal tissue for research.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans also said they had written to three companies identified as human fetal tissue suppliers to request information and briefings.
Lawmakers on the committee said last month they would investigate after the videos were released by an anti-abortion activist group called the Center for Medical Progress.
The videos purport to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for aborted fetal tissue. Under federal law, donated human fetal tissue may be used for research, but profiting from its sale is prohibited. Compensation for the tissue can cover only the costs of handling it.
Planned Parenthood, which provides healthcare services to millions of women at hundreds of centers nationwide, has denied any wrongdoing. The organization also says abortions make up just 3 percent of its work.
Energy and Commerce’s letter to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards requested “informal interviews” with Dr. Mary Gatter, Dr. Savita Ginde, and Melissa Farrell. It identified Gatter as president of the organization’s Medical Director’s Council; Ginde as vice president and medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains; and Farrell as director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.
“As you know, in several recent videotapes made public, these individuals have made statements concerning the manner in which fetal tissue is procured,” the committee letter said.

Thank You Reuters and Dapandico.

All 3 Bio-Med Companies are in, wait for it, California: LA, Placerville, and Alameda 

Here's the House E&C Committee Press Release Linking to the 4 letters they sent.

Letters to Planned Parenthood, Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc., Novogenix Laboratories, and StemExpress Regarding Human Tissue Sale and/or Donation

August 7, 2015

Excerpt: As you know, in several recent videotapes made public, these individuals have made statements concerning the manner in which fetal tissue is procured. We are examining whether these statements accurately reflect PPFA’s position on the acquisition and disposition of fetal tissue, and whether their statements, if accurate, are consistent with existing laws.
To read the letter to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, click here.
To read the letter to Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), click here.
To read the letter to Novogenix Laboratories, click here.
To read the letter to StemExpress, click here.

And here's the E&C overview Press Release:

It's going to take more than another E&C investigation with whatever it turns up stonewalled by the Lynch Dept of Justice to accomplish anything more than media coverage generating outrage among those paying attention. 

The real cure resides in the voting booth. Boehner and McConnell's Vichy contingent have to be primaried out of the GOP.

Or better yet if any of the home States of these Bipartisans have laws permitting their recall for the voters there to make it happen.

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