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Pennsylvania lawmakers seek Planned Parenthood inquiry

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 21, 2015 12:35 PM
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In this Sept. 18, 2007 file photo, protesters march near a Planned Parenthood location in Aurora, Ill.

(Harrisburg) -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office has received a letter from Pennsylvania's top two Republican lawmakers seeking an investigation of Planned Parenthood after the release of an undercover video showing its national medical director discussing procedures for providing fetal body parts to researchers.

A Kane spokesman says the office is reviewing the letter.

In it, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and House Speaker Mike Turzai cite investigations begun in other states and request that Kane coordinate with the Wolf administration to do the same in Pennsylvania.

The group that made the video says it proves Planned Parenthood is breaking federal law against selling human fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood says it legally helps women who want to legally donate fetal tissue for scientific research, not sell it commercially.

Planned Parenthood says its Pennsylvania health centers don't participate in fetal tissue donation.

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