On Tuesday California filed 15 felony charges against Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden, director of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the anti-abortion group responsible for the discredited videos released last year that falsely accused Planned Parenthood of illegally selling fetal tissue.
Over 180 Members of the House to Speaker Ryan: End the House Select Investigative Panel’s Politically-Motivated “Witch Hunt”
Over 180 members of the House called on Speaker Paul Ryan this week to disband the House Select Investigative Panel, citing “continued abuses which jeopardize the integrity of the House and the safety of Americans.”
Members of the House Select Investigative Panel Call on Speaker Ryan to Disband Its Witch Hunt Against Abortion Providers
Members of the House Select Investigative Panel today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan calling on him to disband the Panel and end its “unjustified witch hunt against researchers and doctors.”
House Panel Continues Hearings Targeting Abortion Providers & Medical Researchers
The House Select Investigative Panel yesterday held another round of politically-motivated hearings used to attack abortion providers and medical research.
National Abortion Federation Finds Dramatic Spike in Threats & Violence After Deceptive CMP Videos
A new report by the National Abortion Federation (NAF) shows a dramatic escalation in threats and violence against abortion providers after the release of several highly-edited, deceptive videos created by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
House Select Investigative Panel Issues New Subpoenas Despite Ongoing Safety Concerns
In a move that has been heavily criticized by scientists, doctors, and advocates, the House Select Investigative Panel – formed to investigate abortion providers – issued 12 new subpoenas last week to force healthcare providers, universities, and others to disclose the names of doctors, medical students, researchers, staff, and administrators.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Moves to Defund Planned Parenthood
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has formally notified Planned Parenthood that it will ban the healthcare provider from the state’s Medicaid program, following through on a pledge made by Governor Sam Brownback earlier this year.
House Select Investigative Panel Holds First Hearing
The House Select Investigative Panel, formed after the release of deceptive, highly-edited videos falsely accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally selling fetal tissue, held its first hearing yesterday, the same day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will determine whether millions of Texas women will be able to access abortion.
House Democrats Denounce Rep Blackburn’s Unilateral Use of Subpoenas Targeting Healthcare Providers
The six Democratic Members of the House Select Investigative Panel sent a letter to Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Friday objecting to the Chair’s “abusive and unjustifiable” use of her subpoena authority to force healthcare providers and others to disclose the names of doctors, medical students, and clinic personnel.
House Fails to Override Veto of Measure to Defund Planned Parenthood and Repeal Affordable Care Act
The House of Representatives failed to gather enough votes yesterday to override President Obama’s veto of a measure that would have defunded Planned Parenthood for one year and repealed key provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Anti-Abortion Extremists Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Indicted
Two anti-abortion extremists responsible for last year’s misleading videos attacking Planned Parenthood have been indicted on criminal charges by a grand jury in Houston, Texas.