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Boehner creates new panel to probe Planned Parenthood

House Speaker John Boehner on Friday announced the creation of a new select committee to investigate Planned Parenthood.

The Ohio Republican appointed eight GOP lawmakers to spearhead the House Energy and Commerce Committee's new panel to investigate what he called the "grisly practices" of the abortion provider.

"Recent videos exposing the abortion-for-baby parts business have shocked the nation, and demanded action," Boehner said. "At my request, three House committees have been investigating the abortion business, but we still don't have the full truth."

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., will chair the new panel, and Boehner said her committee would "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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