GOP Lawmakers Seek DOJ Guidance in Planned Parenthood Investigation

Two Republican leaders in the House Judiciary Committee have reached out to the Department of Justice as they investigate the Planned Parenthood scandal.

Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Arizona’s Trent Franks, the chairman of the Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee, sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch inquiring about the laws regarding partial birth birth abortions and the sale of fetal tissue.

Planed Parenthood has come under fire
for a series of videos that show employees at the government-funded agency discussing the sale of fetal body parts from abortions.

“The House Judiciary Committee has launched an investigation into whether Planned Parenthood abortionists altered procedures in order to harvest the organs and body parts of aborted children,” the letter reads. “‘I’d say a lot of people want liver,’ an executive from Planned Parenthood stated in a video released on July 15, 2015. ‘And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.’