Government to probe fetal tissue research after Planned Parenthood scandal
A federal watchdog will conduct a full audit of all fetal tissue research supported by the federal government in the wake of Planned Parenthood's video scandal.
The watchdog will look into grants awarded for human fetal tissue research projects primarily doled out by the National Institutes of Health. It will primarily center on whether the grants violate any federal requirements.
The probe, announced Tuesday by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is in response to a letter sent by Paul and 34 other senators in October. The investigation will be conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General....