Planned Parenthood and pro-choice legislators have already called for the anti-choice group to release its full, unedited videos, but this request comes from a Republican who has a different rationale for asking for the full videos.
This marks the latest chapter in a decades-old strategy by the anti-choice movement to target specific abortion procedures.
Planned Parenthood confessed to felonies? Hillary Clinton believes in systematic murder? Welcome to the 2016 GOP presidential contest.
Congressional Republicans are pushing legislation that seems designed to punish Planned Parenthood for fictitious crimes.
Most of the footage appears to be recorded during informal receptions when Planned Parenthood officials were speaking extemporaneously to David Daleiden, the anti-choice front group’s figurehead.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed a lawsuit Friday, requesting a federal court overturn Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s directive to prevent the organization from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.
A vote on a 20-week abortion ban could come as soon as this month, but it’s not clear whether that will appease right-wing GOP lawmakers determined to defund Planned Parenthood.
“Despite the incendiary rhetoric, we have looked strictly at the facts,” said Reps. Frank Pallone and Diana DeGette, top Democrats on one of the committees investigating Planned Parenthood.
Congressional investigations into Planned Parenthood inspired by deceptive videos kicked off on Wednesday, with a hearing that featured no witnesses from either Planned Parenthood or the Center for Medical Progress.
The recent fire in Pullman, Washington, caused significant damage to the reproductive health-care clinic, but did not result in any injuries to clinic staff or other personnel. Anti-choice advocates suggest no involvement in an interview with RH Reality Check.