Speaker Boehner Investigates Planned Parenthood

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Despite a lack of mainstream media coverage, the bombshell revelation of the now-infamous Planned Parenthood video continues to gain steam as the ire of Congress has been stoked.

On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner released a statement in which he called for multiple House committees to begin investigating the claims alleged by the video that Planned Parenthood engages in the sale of post-abortion fetal remains.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) went a step further in a separate press conference in which he ordered several committees to “investigate inhumane abortion practices”.

Chairmen for the House Judiciary Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee quickly responded by announcing the launch of full investigations into the video. Calls for a complete defunding of the organization were already being made by congressional leaders ahead of those investigations.