FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2016
“If heaven forbid an act of violence does occur as a result of this list being compiled, the Chair of this committee and her GOP colleagues will be complicit in that violence.”
Today, NARAL President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement in response to the Select Investigative Panel’s latest action on their taxpayer-funded witch hunt:
“It’s deplorable that Chair Blackburn is continuing her partisan, taxpayer-funded witch hunt with these subpoenas. What the committee is doing is targeting students, researchers, and healthcare providers in a way that opens them up to violence and harassment, and in the months after the act of domestic terrorism at Planned Parenthood in Colorado, we can all agree that this is exact opposite of what members of Congress should be spending their time on. No one should have to fear for their safety when seeking health care or conducting vital research, but that’s the position the GOP members of this committee have put these individuals in.
“If heaven forbid an act of violence does occur as a result of this list being compiled, the Chair of this committee and her GOP colleagues will be complicit in that violence. From refusing to hold hearings on Supreme Court nominees, to endangering the lives of students and researchers, the anti-choice GOP Congress isn’t doing its job to strengthen this country for the women and families they serve.”