Vicky Hartzler Appalled by Results of Probe on Abortion Practices
Millions of dollars and months later wingnuts are still wasting tax dollars on vindictive witch hunts inspired by the fraudulent anti-planned parenthood sting video.
The probe has intimidated researchers, health care providers and companies without offering any evidence of illegal activities, Democrats say. They say the panel should disband.
The Panel on Infant Lives was formed 15 months ago, after anti-abortion activists at the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue.
“This has been an intensive effort to look into an industry that most people didn’t even know existed,” Hartzler said.
Thirteen state investigations have cleared Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing, including in Kansas and Missouri. Eight more states declined to investigate.
It is legal for abortion providers to accept reimbursement for the handling and transportation of fetal tissue to researchers, but not to profit from its sale. Since October 2015, Planned Parenthood affiliates stopped accepting even legal reimbursement for fetal tissue donated to medical researchers.