Last week, in a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, 181 of 188 House Democrats demanded an end to the ongoing Congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry with regards to the trafficking of fetal tissue, which is a federal offense. In the letter, pro-abortion politicians slammed the investigation, specifically objecting to recent subpoenas for records from abortionists and abortion facilities involved in fetal tissue research.
According to the Columbia Daily Herald, pro-abortion politicians are claiming that Republicans leading the investigation are “putting lives at risk” by issuing subpoenas to key players in the abortion industry, asserting that “[w]e disgrace ourselves by allowing this misconduct [the investigation] to continue.”
Now Rep. Marsha Blackburn, chairwoman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives which is conducting the investigation, is firing back. Blackburn maintains that the subpoenas are necessary, as some clinics have refused to turn over documents relevant to the sale of fetal body parts. Blackburn said:
The question everyone should be asking is why are Democrats so afraid of letting the truth come out….
We must continue to pursue these records if we are ever going to get the facts that we need in order to complete our investigation. The American people deserve nothing less.
Despite efforts to quell the investigation, Speaker Ryan has displayed no intent to cave to the demands. Ashlee Strong, Ryan’s spokeswoman, said, “Speaker Ryan supports the select committee’s continued efforts to protect infant lives.”
The committee, which is comprised of eight Republicans and six Democrats, was dubbed by Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — even before the investigation began — as the “Select Committee to Attack Women’s Health.”
As Live Action News previously reported, the six Democrats on the Select Panel have received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and other operatives in the abortion industry.