Recently, undercover videos were released by the Center of Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing obtaining and processing fetal tissue from abortions to be used for research. In response, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee have launched investigations into the allegations that Planned Parenthood violated federal law by profiting from this transfer of tissue from unborn children. Among other things, federal law prohibits, "alteration of the timing, method, or procedures used to terminate the pregnancy" if that alteration is made "solely for the purposes of obtaining the tissue."
Additionally, many lawmakers have called for the government to halt public funding for Planned Parenthood, and instead funnel those federal funds to clinics that can provide a range of health services to women while also respecting the sanctity of life. Legislation has been introduced both to institute a one year moratorium on Planned Parenthood funding, as well as to permanently ban federal government funding for the organization.
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