Lifting the Veil on the Clinics

Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have set a May 22 deadline in which they expect public health officials from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to provide them with "details on state licensing of abortion clinics and providers, information on revoked licenses, state inspections of clinics and disciplinary actions," so they can "examine how each state regulates and monitors abortion clinics and protects the health and safety of women."

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), vice chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, who signed the letter to the public health officials, along with her Republican colleagues on the committee, said that: "Planned Parenthood called Gosnell's 'House of Horrors' an 'outlier,' but we're learning Gosnell is not an aberration. They were approached by women who complained about the disgusting conditions at Gosnell's facility, and they didn't report it."