Texas Senate Committee holds hearing on Planned Parenthood investigation

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AUSTIN, TX- The future of Planned Parenthood in The Lone Star State is now in the hands of the Texas legislature.  A Texas Senate committee held a hearing Wednesday to investigate the organization, after anti-abortion activists released three undercover videos that appear to show planned parenthood employees talking about selling fetal tissue.

Despite the controversial videos, planned parenthood insists it does not profit from the sale of tissue, which goes to medical research.  A lawyer representing the group appeared at the hearing, but declined to answer questions due to an active state investigation. As for planned parenthood officials, none of them testified.

In a statement, Planned Parenthood said in part, "The committee has made it abundantly clear that it has no desire to hold a responsible, fair, fact-driven hearing.  therefore, we decline the request to testify in person."

Planned Parenthood remains firm with its stance, saying it did nothing illegal, and that the highly edited videos took conversations out of context. Meanwhile,  U.S. Senate republicans have been busy trying to schedule a vote to block federal funding to planned parenthood.

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