Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina Thursday called for an investigation into Planned Parenthood.
At a DC news conference with Rep. Randy Hultgren of Illinois, Ellmers said a report by Americans United for Life raised questions about Planned Parenthood. “This afternoon, Congressman Hulgren and I spoke with several of our colleagues to call for hearings and an investigation of the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, which receives more than $1 million a day in taxpayer funds,” Ellmers said in a statement.
“In light of our current fiscal crisis and economic uncertainty,” Ellmers said, “Americans should be appalled at the fact that their money is being used to fund abortions, and on such a massive scale.”
The anti-abortion group alleges a whole range of violations by Planned Parenthood, ranging from misuse of federal health care and family planning to providing women with inaccurate and misleading information.