Norton Lauds Planned Parenthood Donation of Fetal Tissue for Research

D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton thanked Planned Parenthood Thursday for continuing to donate fetal tissue for critical research, adding that the research has been sanctioned by federal law since 1993.

Norton, 78, who took to her Facebook page to share her sentiments, also extended her gratitude to Planned Parenthood clinics for absorbing the small transaction costs.

“Planned Parenthood has left women with an outcome all should embrace,” wrote Norton, a senior member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “It has discredited the Republican attack on fetal tissue and, more important, Planned Parenthood has ensured that life-saving donations of fetal tissue will continue at the two clinics that accept such donations.”

She added that according to the New England Journal of Medicine, “virtually every person in this country has benefited from research using fetal tissue.”

Norton also said in a statement earlier this month, that there’s been no basis regarding plans to establish a select committee to investigate Planned Parenthood, especially after OGR Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) conceded in late September that his committee found no evidence that Planned Parenthood violated any laws.

Norton said at the time that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who would establish such a select committee, would be following the same politically-driven pattern of past Republican investigations, including the Benghazi Select Committee, which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) admitted, was used to drive down former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential poll numbers, at a cost of $4.5 million to taxpayers.

“When Republican committees fail to uncover wrongdoing, the Republican Congress has taken to stoking partisan divisions by forming new select committees instead of producing something concrete for the American people,” Norton said. “As a result, we see the disaffection of the public, especially in the Republican presidential contest, which at the moment is receiving its own message from Republicans, who are rejecting Republican politicians.”

In accusing Republicans of having not learned from the Benghazi Select Committee, Norton said they are instead trying the same tactic with a Planned Parenthood Select Committee, even though two-thirds of Americans believe federal funding should continue for the one of the nation’s leading providers of women’s health care.

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker