This means that the Planned Parenthood scandal is not going to fade away—at least not yet.
While the Obama Administration is treating the citizen journalist who masterminded the sting videos as the criminal, Congress wants Planned Parenthood and related baby harvesters to answer some questions. Live Action News reported yesterday,
This afternoon the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced it is expanding its current Planned Parenthood investigation.
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), Novogenix Laboratories, and StemExpress, requesting briefings and information regarding each organization’s practices relating to human fetal parts collection, sale, and/or donation.
These letters build on the committee’s investigation into the shocking Planned Parenthood videos released in recent weeks.
This time the House wants to hear from the fetal procurement agencies, as well as from the Planned Parenthood officials implicated in the videos that came out after the initial investigation began. In its letter to Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the committee asks Richards for interviews with Dr. Mary Gatter, president of PPFA’s Medical Director’s Council; Ms. Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast; and Savita Ginde, M.D., vice president and medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. The committee also asks for Richards to tell them the names of the other PPFA officials who work with fetal tissue donation and disposal. Richards has until August 14 to respond to the committee.
I would love to hear that, while the Congress is asking Richards to hand over this information, they have ways of finding out the names through other channels. Surely it can’t be a secret who deals with fetal procurement! The videos could never have been made if it was a big secret.
The writer at Live Action News does not expect Planned Parenthood to cooperate. I’m curious as to whether anyone from StemExpress will appear for questioning. If they were trying to get a judge to shut down all information from the sting operation that caught them on video (and they did get the video release halted for now), then they probably don’t want to talk about it either.
Remember, very few people have even heard about the videos. Hopefully Congressional hearings will force the story into the public consciousness.