The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.
Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government’s top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine.
Attorney General Ken Paxton is testifying about his investigation of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue from aborted fetuses.
Planned Parenthood continues to deny it ever profited from fetal tissue donation.
A second undercover video involving Planned Parenthood is prompting Texas Governor Greg Abbott to call for an expanded investigation into the agency.
Texas leaders, including former Governor and Presidential candidate Rick Perry and US Senator Ted Cruz have weighed in on a video that began circulating online Tuesday.
Planned Parenthood has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas. Currently, only eight abortion facilities remain. These clinics — also in Dallas and Fort Worth — may remain open if no further court action is taken.
The signs delivered to state lawmakers in Austin had a strong message with just two words: Former Fetus. But it wasn’t the message that caused a flap, it was the interaction between two Republican lawmakers about where the sign was hung.
The political arm of Planned Parenthood expects to spend $3 million on an aggressive campaign to support Texas Democrats in the 2014 general election.
The new leader of the Susan G. Komen organization said that it has moved on from the controversy over its decision to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood.
An advocacy group filed another federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new provision in Texas’ tough restrictions on abortion, less than a week after a federal appeals court reversed a previous suit and found that the stricter limits don’t impose an undue burden on women’s health.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to look at a controversial topic on Tuesday. The debate is over employers offering health insurance that covers the cost of birth control.