CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE PLANNED PARENTHOOD HEARING

September 29, 2015
Press Release

CONTACT: Jack D’Annibale | jack.dannibale@mail.house.gov | 202-225-3976

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles) issued the following statement at the conclusion of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s partisan hearing on Planned Parenthood.  Congressman Lieu has also made a floor speech and a video statement in support of Planned Parenthood.

“Sitting in today’s Oversight Committee hearing was like spending time in some bizarre alternate universe.  It’s ridiculous that the Republican Majority held a hearing based on heavily edited, misleading videos that – in reality – show that Planned Parenthood is following the law.  It’s also bizarre and disappointing that the Majority is attacking fetal tissue research when it’s legal, enjoys bipartisan support and saves lives.  I thank Cecile Richards for her graceful and honest testimony today.  Her testimony underscored the most salient fact of all: Planned Parenthood has helped millions of women and men across America.   On behalf of the majority of women and men in this great nation, I want to say thank you to Planned Parenthood for providing essential health care services in my home district of Los Angeles County and in districts from coast to coast.”

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