Washington, DC --- Today, two top House Democrats --- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. John J. Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary --- sent a letter asking the Chairs of their Committees to suspend their “one-sided” investigations of Planned Parenthood, or to also fully investigate the group of anti-abortion extremists calling themselves the Center for Medical Progress for numerous possible violations of state and federal law.
Statement from Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“Planned Parenthood has been a trusted health care provider for nearly 100 years. As we’ve said all along, these outrageous claims, and the credibility of the group behind them, fall apart upon closer inspection.
“The videos that sparked this investigation have been thoroughly discredited by forensic experts, and the activists behind this smear campaign have troubling ties with violent extremists. Planned Parenthood has been fully transparent about our health care practices, which go above and beyond legal and medical standards. The real agenda behind these fraudulent attacks has become totally clear: to ban abortion and limit women's access to reproductive health care at Planned Parenthood.”
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America media office: 212-261-4433
September 03, 2015