WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has announced that it will hold its first hearing on Wednesday, March 2nd. The Select Investigative Panel was formed "to gather information and get the facts about medical practices of abortion service providers and the business practices of the procurement organizations who sell baby body parts."
This hearing will occur on the same day as oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court for Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the case requiring abortion facilities to meet basic and necessary health and safety standards. The testimonies in the upcoming hearing with the Select Investigative Panel will focus on the bioethics issues related to the harvesting and sale of aborted baby parts. Various experts are expected to testify including bioethics experts, medical professionals, and religious leaders.
Arina Grossu, the Director of FRC's Center for Human Dignity, commented:
"We applaud the Select Investigative Panel and its Chairman, Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), for closely examining the abortion industry and its involvement in the harvesting and sale of aborted baby parts, and holding a hearing on bioethics and fetal tissue. We are grateful to the Select Panel for its diligence in working to reveal the true horror and ugliness of the abortion and biotech industries that harvest, sell, and use aborted baby organs for their benefit," concluded Grossu.
Rep. Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Panel, was interviewed on FRC's radio program Washington Watch with Tony Perkins this week. To listen to the interview, please see: https://soundcloud.com/family-research-council/20160223-marsha-blackburn
To read FRC's Issue Brief Investigating Planned Parenthood and Research Using Aborted Babies, please click here.