Jun 042016
 
 June 4, 2016  Healthcare, U.S.

Dan Vergano reports:

In the latest turn of a long-running investigation into Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue donations, a congressional panel on Wednesday asked for a federal investigation into alleged patient privacy and informed consent violations.

In Wednesday’s letters to two federal research and patient privacy rule overseers, the “Select Investigative Panel” suggested that three California clinics broke patient privacy rules when women donated tissues from their aborted fetuses to research. Planned Parenthood has since halted its involvement in these donations, after anti-abortion activists secretly recorded videos of doctors talking about the process.

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