House panel in fetal tissue probe issues more subpoenas


WASHINGTON (AP) — The special House panel investigating fetal tissue donation by such groups as Planned Parenthood has issued 12 more subpoenas to organizations that the Republican leading the probe says have not fully cooperated with requests for information.

Democrats say the panel is investigating unjustified allegations by anti-abortion extremists and by demanding identities of some workers is jeopardizing their safety.

Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn heads the panel and says “some abortion supporters seem to be clearly rattled with basic facts coming to light.”

Illinois Democrat Jan Schakowsky says the panel is involved in a witch hunt that should end.

The panel plans to issue a report by the end of 2016.