Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold its second hearing in a series titled, “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining Abortion Procedures and Medical Ethics at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.” This hearing will continue to examine the abortion practices of Planned Parenthood, which has been the subject of an ongoing House Judiciary Committee investigation into the organization.

Medical experts will testify at Thursday’s hearing on the horrors of abortion procedures, details of late-term abortions, and the elements involved when altering an abortion in order to harvest fetal tissue. The Committee will expand on issues raised during the Committee’s first hearing on Planned Parenthood held on September 9, 2015. Witnesses for tomorrow’s hearing will be:

  • Dr. Anthony Levatino, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Ms. Susan Thayer, Former Planned Parenthood Manager, Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Ms. Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society
  • Ms. Luana Stoltenberg, Davenport, Iowa

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee Chairman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) released the following statement prior to the hearing:

“Thursday’s hearing will be another opportunity for members of the House Judiciary Committee and the American public to understand the horrific details involved in late-term abortions and what is required in order to harvest baby body parts.

 “The Committee will assemble a panel of medical experts and witnesses who have firsthand knowledge of the atrocities that occur within an abortion clinic.”   

The hearing will take place in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building and will be webcast live at https://judiciary.house.gov/. Camera crews wishing to cover must be congressionally credentialed and RSVP with the House Radio-TV Gallery at (202) 225-5214.

Click here to learn more about the Committee’s hearing series on Planned Parenthood.