Planned Parenthood chief says Congress should be investigating activists instead

8 years 1 day 21 hours ago Tuesday, September 29 2015 Sep 29, 2015 September 29, 2015 5:49 PM September 29, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WASHINGTON - The president of Planned Parenthood is asking why Congress is investigating her group -- instead of investigating the anti-abortion activists who secretly made recordings in which Planned Parenthood officials talk about providing fetal tissue for research.

Cecile Richards testified before a House panel today. She says it's clear that the activists who made the video "acted fraudulently and unethically -- and perhaps illegally."

Republicans today accused Planned Parenthood of spending millions of dollars on political activities, travel and lavish salaries. The GOP is looking to build a case for terminating federal funding.

But Planned Parenthood's president told the panel that taxpayer money is used to provide sexual disease testing, contraceptives and other health care for women. And she said none of that money is used for political activity.

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