Chairman Chaffetz Responds to Planned Parenthood Announcement

Published: Oct 13, 2015

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement in regards to a letter from Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards announcing that Planned Parenthood will no longer accept reimbursements to cover the costs of fetal tissue donations:

“This is a good, tangible result of the collective efforts of the House in investigating Planned Parenthood. It is helpful in taking away some questions surrounding their transactions involving fetal tissue. Significant questions still remain about Planned Parenthood’s finances. This decision does not answer the question as to why a non-profit, tax-exempt organization reporting approximately $125M in revenue over expenses annually needs a subsidy from the American taxpayer. The Committee will continue its investigation into Planned Parenthood’s use of federal taxpayer dollars.”