Politics

Republicans not satisfied with Planned Parenthood policy change

Planned Parenthood's decision to halt payments for fetal tissue won't lighten the political pressure it's under, Republicans said Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood's announcement that it will now ban clinics from accepting any financial compensation for the tissue earned little praise from Republicans, who have been hounding the women's health and abortion provider ever since the release of undercover videos exposing the practice.

"I'm glad to see Planned Parenthood is finally recognizing the need to end this disgusting practice. It's about time," said Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., vice chairwoman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, one of three House panels investigating the group.

"However, there are still many questions yet to be answered surrounding Planned Parenthood's business practices and relationships with the procurement organizations," she added.

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