At last, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood:

A letter to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards leaked to Washington Post reporter Sarah Kliff shows Commerce Chairman Rep. Cliff Stearns telling the group to hand over official documentation that “ensures federal money received by PPFA and its affiliates is not being used to impermissibly subsidize abortion,” as well as “all official written policies and procedures” proving that PPFA segregates the funds in practice.

In addition, Stearns asked Richards to hand over policies and procedures showing Planned Parenthood “ensures” that all clinics “report all cases of suspected sexual abuse” and reports suspected sex trafficking.

The article on LifeSite News went on to say:

In July the pro-life organization Americans United for Life (AUL) released a comprehensive report alleging that Planned Parenthood had misused Medicaid and Title X family planning funds and harbored “systemic financial irregularities.”

The group says AUL legal team researchers reached the conclusion after examining countless Planned Parenthood records, law enforcement reports, and other materials to outline the financial history of an organization that receives more than $363 million in federal taxpayer funding each year.

In addition, video evidence released by undercover pro-life investigators in recent years has shown several Planned Parenthood clinics in multiple states violating state laws, including covering up the sexual abuse of minors, helping young girls cross state lines to avoid parental notification laws, and coaching them to lie about their age to obtain abortions. Tapes also show several clinic workers and managers appearing to abet illegal sex traffickers seeking abortions and STD treatment for their underage prostitutes.

You can go here, here, and especially here for myriad examples of Planned Parenthood’s shifty, evil ways.

Planned Parenthood has responded to the investigation with its usual plethora of talking points. I won’t bother to excerpt them since they are mostly lies any way.

Cecile Flexing Her Muscle for Obama

Obama to step-in and derail the investigation in 3, 2, 1…

This has been a long time coming and I hope that the truth will be revealed. I know I am an eternal optimist, but we will see Planned Parenthood go out of business in our lifetime.  We may not get them this time, but their days are numbered. I’m just going to declare that today.

– And the light shineth in darkness;
and the darkness comprehended it not.
John 1:15 –

The unborn must have a voice, thank you takkat. (Lady P – Ed.)

takkat | @kberbel

“She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick.” ~Flannery O’Connor