Federal and state investigations have found no violations of fetal tissue laws by Planned Parenthood after the release of deceptively-edited videos by a shady anti-abortion group with ties to violent extremists.
But will Fox News report this? No. Will the Republican candidates acknowledge this? No. Because it’s election season and the candidates need to rile up the gullible to a frothy rage.
The Department of Health and Human Services found no violations of fetal tissue laws when it comes to tissue obtained from nonprofits, joining a series of state investigations that have cleared Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing in response to CMP’s deceptively-edited videos attempting to smear the women’s health organization.
According to an August 16 report from Politico, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found no violations of fetal tissue laws “among government researchers or the companies that supply the tissue” to them. In a letter to Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), the assistant secretary for legislation at HHS explained that they found “no violation of these laws in connection with research done at our agencies.” Although “[v]ery little federal research is done with fetal tissue,” the investigation was nonetheless sparked by the Center for Medical Progress’ string of deceptively-edited videos attempting to smear Planned Parenthood: