CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE PLANNED PARENTHOOD HEARING
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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.”