House Speaker John Boehner has drawn repeated criticism from many conservatives for not being conservative enough.
Now, however, Boehner has named eight Republicans to a special House panel investigating the abortion business as one of his last acts in office.
Representative Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who is chairing the select panel, said in a statement:
No issue is more deserving of our undivided attention than protecting the dignity of human life. This will be a broad-based — information gathering — fact-finding mission to answer questions about how we treat and protect life in this country. This is a discussion that this country must have. This is a discussion that we should not shy away from.
The other Republicans on the committee with Blackburn are:
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● Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania
● Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee
● Rep. Larry Bucshon of Indiana
● Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin
● Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland
● Rep. Vicki Hartzler of Missouri
● Rep. Mia Love of Utah
The panel is part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The Democrats have criticized the committee as being purely political and have stated they may not participate.
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Boehner said in a statement:
Recent videos exposing the abortion-for-baby parts business have shocked the nation, and demanded action. At my request, three House committees have been investigating the abortion business, but we still don’t have the full truth. Chairman Blackburn and our members will have the resources and the subpoena power to get to the bottom of these horrific practices, and build on our work to protect the sanctity of all human life.
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