Oregon House committee to hold hearing on Planned Parenthood

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Public Hearing Granted In Response To Request From House Republican Members

Salem, OR – House Republican members Friday announced that the House Committee on Healthcare will hold a public hearing to question Oregon Planned Parenthood officials after allegations emerged this summer that affiliates of Planned Parenthood have been selling and transferring fetal organs and tissue from aborted fetuses for profit, a practice that is illegal under federal law. The announcement comes after House Republican members sent a letter to Committee Chair Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) requesting a hearing to address the growing concerns of potential violations of federal law.

“We now know that a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Oregon has entered into at least one agreement with a taxpayer-funded institution to transfer placental tissue within the state,” said Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem). “The people of Oregon deserve to know what other transactions are taking place and how much taxpayer money Planned Parenthood is receiving through these transactions. Additionally, we need to find out if laws are being broken or ignored.”

“It is encouraging that the majority party has recognized that this is not a partisan issue,” said Representative Gail Whitsett (R-Klamath Falls). “The fact that Planned Parenthood is selling the body parts of aborted babies should disturb all of us. If this troubling and illegal practice is taking place in Oregon, it needs to stop immediately.”

On August 10, 2015, members of the House Republican Caucus sent a letter to Chair Greenlick requesting a public hearing to determine whether Planned Parenthood’s affiliates in Oregon are complying with state and federal law.

“The claims by Planned Parenthood that it is not profiting from this practice, and that all ‘transfers’ are for ‘research’ have not yet been supported with facts,” stated the letter to Chair Greenlick. “Verbal assurances from those who may be violating the law are simply not good enough. Since Planned Parenthood’s national CEO has said that she ‘looks forward to the facts coming out,’ a hearing before your committee is the most direct means of assuring such disclosure.”

After receiving the letter, Chair Greenlick contacted members of the House Republican Caucus and agreed to hold a hearing to obtain testimony from Planned Parenthood officials during this month’s legislative days.

The hearing is scheduled to take place at 2:00 p.m. in HR-E on Monday, September 28.

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  • Eric Blair

    Oh good… wasting taxpayer money. I guess fiscal responsibility takes a back seat to political grandstanding.

  • Mr. Blair’s slips a showin’

    Go take a vacation with the Obama’s you fiscal loophole!

    • Wakeup

      Urafingidjit. No wonder the party of RR has hit rock bottom. It has Dbags like you who represent the right minded minority. As Sarah P would say “speak American” MF

      • M B s a s

        Pose ably, the best part of you ran down your mother’s legs began before your crying act became banality.

        • UraTroll

          Heard that mothers leg comment 100 times before. Very original. I got a c note says you live in your mommy’s basement. Your a child, you act like a little girl, you are a perfect example of today’s old white male conservative voter who only spouts jibberish in a otherwise intelligent dialogue.

          • Like your mom’s chocolatte

            Urine a wipe-out dither of beach fleas thou tsunami troll of left wing beach ploys.

          • Trollhater

            What the devil does that even mean? If your goal is to insult and act like a jerk you make no sense! I can’t translate what ever the hell you write, uraidgit!

          • OMG

            Like MF suits you fine, as in approving the Wakeup call posted above.. .

  • Bob Clark

    Well, it is in keeping with the Democrat “green” philosophy, as in Soylent Green.

  • Ardbeg

    I STAND With PP

    • Brom Bones, Headmaster, Shh Hi

      If PP is to be countenanced for harvesting parts, then perhaps they should take in stock in an ISIS/ISIL IPO.

      • Hopingforanotherbush

        Keep believing the lies fbag. Keep losing elections, stay stuck in stupid. Your lack of wit keeps your lack of intelligence on the front. Laughing all the way to another win for America. Loser PECKER Perry- gone. Pretty boy Walker – never had a chance. Bad ideas from a lip sweater. Really the Donald is your best of the rest? Good luck with that. Hahahaha!

        • Dr Doogie Hoser

          @ Hfab: Your habit of sucking Terry Bean lollipops has come to a head. You might want to share some with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Cynthia McKinney.

          • Trollhater

            Stop pegging so often its causing brain damage

          • Imam sure of that

            PP will offer yours on EBay no matter what condition it’s in and ISIS will take a stab for your heart and liver, no holds barred.

          • Grow up

            Rim liker

          • Iman sore to say

            @ Gu: Whap an assault lick, no better than a pike minnow lout fellow in the Columbia River actuary.

  • Granola girl

    I hope they are defunded as they should be. If you have not watched the videos I would encourage you to do so before saying anything to support PP.

    • Eric Blair

      And before you make your decision based on this video, you should read how they have been edited.. and even the “raw” footage has been edited.

      PP did not break the law. If you don’t want fetal material to be harvested — enact legislation that forbids that activity.

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