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Friday, October 9, 2015

Planned Parenthood late-term abortion procedure video featured in House hearing

Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar "nonprofit" enterprise that gets half a billion in our tax dollars and performs a third of a million abortions every year.

Below is the latest news report on Planned Parenthood, from my colleague on Capitol Hill:
Yesterday the House Judiciary held its second hearing on Planned Parenthood. This hearing focused on the abortion procedures at Planned Parenthood and witnesses included Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist; Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager; and Luana Stoltenberg, a woman who has suffered from 3 previous abortions. During Dr. Levatino’s testimony he showed a segment of an undercover video by Live Action about a late abortion procedure. Later in the hearing Rep. Cicilline (D-RI) offered a motion to strike the video shown by Dr. Levatino, and due to absences the Cicilline motion prevailed.  Once more Members returned to the room, a Republican motion to restore the video to the record was offered, and the Republicans prevailed. 
Links to witness testimony, Member statements and questions are available below. More information about the hearing, including footage of the entire hearing, can be found at the Committee’s webpage here. See also this story in The Hill about Sue Thayer’s testimony, “Planned Parenthood billed Medicaid for abortion services, ex-employee claims.”

Witness Testimony

Dr. Anthony Levatino, text, video and video clip shown during testimony
Ms. Susan Thayer, text, video
Ms. Caroline Fredrickson, text
Ms. Luana Stoltenberg, text, video

Member statements and questions

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) opening statement and question to Levatino 1 and 2
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) question to Fredrickson (includes clip of CMP video)
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) questions to Fredrickson and Thayer
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) remarks
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) questions
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) questions
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) question to Thayer 1, 2 and 3

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