On Wednesday, September 9, the House Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing regarding Planned Parenthood’s abortion methods and harvesting of aborted baby body parts. The first of the series of hearings will be titled, “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.”
In a statement, the Committee explains that the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress were a driving force behind the ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood.
Since the release of numerous videos by the Center for Medical Progress, the House Judiciary Committee has been conducting an in-depth investigation to determine whether the federal law that prohibits partial-birth abortions and the killing of infants born alive were violated, the history of enforcement of those laws, and the sufficiency of those laws.
The first hearing will allow the committee to hear from experts on the details of late-term abortions, the alteration of abortion methods for the purpose of harvesting fetal organs, and the laws surrounding these issues. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a pro-life Republican from Virginia, explains:
Planned Parenthood and its executives must answer for the alleged atrocities brought to light in the videos by the Center for Medical Progress. For the past two months, the House Judiciary Committee has been investigating the alleged acts of Planned Parenthood and its affiliates, and now the American people will have a chance to understand just how horrific these practices are to the unborn.
We are pleased to have the opportunity to question a panel of experts on this issue in order to ascertain how Planned Parenthood may have violated federal laws in the course of its alleged practices, and the atrocities associated with altering abortions in order to obtain the body parts of fetuses. This hearing is the next step in the Committee’s ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood and part of the Committee’s commitment to fighting for the rights of the unborn.