Abortion War On Women

The Oversight Committee Joins the Planned Parenthood Inquisition

Written by SK Ashby

The first hearing prompted by the fraudulent anti-Planned Parenthood videos was held by the House Judiciary Committee, however the House Oversight Committee will enter the fray with a hearing scheduled for later this month.

The Oversight Committee has subpoenaed the full, unedited videos recorded by the Center for Medical Progress, but don't be under the mistaken belief that the committee will review the video to clear Planned Parenthood.

"Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation want to hide their activities from the American people. This subpoena is a demand for transparency,” Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) wrote in a statement. He also said he plans to hold a hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos later this month, marking the House’s third hearing on the topic.

Chairman Chaffetz accuses Planned Parenthood of attempting to "hide their activities" and yet the reason he must subpoena the unedited videos is because what was released to the public was, well, edited. The only party involved who's hiding their activities is the Center for Medical Progress.

The National Abortion Federation obtained a restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress because what the latter group released to the public was edited and deceptive. Chairman Jason Chaffetz would have you believe the group asked for a restraining order to "hide their activities."

The Oversight Committee is not looking for evidence to exonerate Planned Parenthood, they're looking for more ammunition to use against it.

“We've called for the full, untouched, unedited source video footage to be released, and we're glad the committee is asking for this, as well, because it will only show how heavily edited and deceptive these videos are," Eric Ferrero, vice president of communications for Planned Parenthood, wrote in a statement to The Hill.

Congress may not shut the government down over funding for Planned Parenthood, but this won't go away after the government has been temporarily funded. Republican-controlled committees are going to milk this manufactured controversy for the next year.

I wouldn't exactly be surprised if a Select Committee on Planned Parenthood is formed. Who knows? That may be the next compromise -- fund the government in exchange for creating yet another pointless committee of chicken fuckers.

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