The chairman of the U.S. House committee conducting an investigation of Planned Parenthood is now calling for a public hearing in light of the death of Tonya Reaves last week after a second-trimester abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood.

Congressman Cliff Stearns, Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, told Fox News Planned Parenthood has been stonewalling his investigation, and he now wants to “put them under oath”:

“I would like to find out how they spend our half a billion dollars, and I would also like to explore some of the safety aspects, particularly in light of this death, of this tragedy.”

Stearns claims that since he launched a congressional probe, all he’s gotten are thousands of pages of irrelevant documents and no answers to his questions.

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood of Illinois could only go so far as to post an insulting, blameless, ambiguous tweet about Reaves’ death, with a link to an equally insulting, blameless, ambiguous Facebook post:

I was glad to read calls to Reaves’ family are now being answered by a personal injury attorney. I hope the family sues Planned Parenthood’s deep pockets off.

[HT: Rich]

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