Wednesday, August 19, is the monthly legislative Interim Day on Utah’s Capitol Hill. In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings of the Legislature’s interim committees, an informative gathering will be held in the Capitol Rotunda from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm – to which citizens are invited and encouraged to attend.
The topic will be taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood – an issue generating heightened interest and concern due to the public release of several videotaped interactions involving officials of Planned Parenthood that purportedly reveal the sale of body parts of aborted human babies.
To be conducted by radio host Rod Arquette, the program will include remarks by Governor Gary Herbert, Congresswoman Mia Love, Utah Senator Margaret Dayton, Utah Senator Curtis Bramble, Dr. Maureen Condic – fetal pain specialist at the University of Utah, and Taylee Winder.
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The Utah State Capitol is located at 350 North State Street in Salt Lake City.
In related recent matters, as reported on Monday, August 17, by Utah Policy Daily writer, Golden Webb,
House Oversight chief [Utah Congressman] Jason Chaffetz demands to know whether federal funding was used by Planned Parenthood in any exchange of fetal tissue.
Webb included an excerpt from “House Oversight panel probing Planned Parenthood,” an article by Jesse Byrnes published in the Aug. 17 edition of The Hill:
Planned Parenthood received more than $500 million from the government during the last fiscal year. Chaffetz and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who leads the panel’s healthcare subcommittee, noted the figure in their letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, made public on Monday.
“It is not clear whether Planned Parenthood used any federal funds to support transactions involving fetal tissue,” the pair wrote. In another letter to Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, they asked for information relating to the group’s funding as well as expenditures…
Their letters came days after a sixth undercover video focused on Planned Parenthood was released. Many of the videos have shown officials with the organization talking about the price of fetal tissue.