Tag: Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Twitter Retreats on Marsha Blackburn Senate Ad

Twitter has reversed its decision to block Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign ad that contained a video touting her work as chairwoman of the House Select Panel investigating allegations of fetal tissue trafficking for profit.

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House Panel Issues Subpoenas for StemExpress Finance Records

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has issued subpoenas in order to obtain the accounting and banking records of biomedical company StemExpress, which may have allegedly partnered with abortion business Planned Parenthood in a scheme to profit from the sale of the body parts of aborted babies.

Jason Chaffetz ‘No Wrongdoing’ Comment on Planned Parenthood Raises Concerns

Pro-life leaders are concerned that lawmakers aren’t serious about eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood. The worries come as a “panel” has been created to study Planned Parenthood’s activities, this one headed by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, also considered to be a potential candidate for House Speaker. According to The Hill, Blackburn said, “Our investigation has raised many more questions than we’ve been able to find answers. We need to have a national conversation about these practices. This is a discussion we cannot shy away from.”

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House Committee Expands Planned Parenthood Probe

Though the House is officially in recess, committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), committee vice chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and committee chairman emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX) signed letters to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, StemExpress, Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), and Novogenix Laboratories. A news release posted on the committee’s website states the request for further information “build[s] on the committee’s investigation into the shocking Planned Parenthood videos released in recent weeks.”

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135 House Republicans Demand Immediate Investigation of Planned Parenthood

As Americans express growing outrage over the gruesome content of recent undercover investigation videos of Planned Parenthood, 135 House Republicans have sent a formal request to United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch, demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) immediately begin an investigation into the abortion industry giant’s practices of harvesting aborted baby body parts for sale to biomedical companies.