Congressional lawmakers set up a special panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to investigate Planned Parenthood for selling the body parts of aborted babies: the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.
Documents revealed that Planned Parenthood profited from the macabre business. One item presented as evidence was a tissue company’s drop-down menu of aborted-baby body parts to order (hearts, lungs, etc.).
Abortion advocates certainly want all this to end. Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee recently tried to end it. From Live Action News:
Last week, Democrats called for disbanding the Select Panel on Infant Lives, citing its recent subpoena of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart as an example of overstepping its original scope. Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum introduced an amendment to the latest government appropriations bill that would have done so, but the Committee defeated the amendment 20-28.
Republican Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who leads the select panel, maintains that the recent inquiries into Carhart’s notorious record fall within the scope of its mission to review second- and third-trimester abortions, the care of born-alive infants after attempted abortions, and an overall “obligation to protect the most vulnerable at all stages of life.”
Carhart’s counterpart, abortionist Kermit Gosnell, is serving life in prison for murdering babies born alive and one woman. He neglected patients and kept a dirty clinic, which the state failed to inspect for 17 years. Lawmakers now want to question Carhart.