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The University of New Mexico and a local abortion provider said Friday that they are cooperating with a federal investigation into the sale of fetal body parts, though a member of the U.S. House of Representatives claims otherwise.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., chairwoman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, announced Thursday that she planned to subpoena UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options for their noncompliance with the panel’s investigation.
But Billy Sparks, a spokesman for the branch of UNM that oversees the hospital and medical school, said UNM staff were in the process of gathering the reams of information requested by the panel. This includes a list of all UNM entities that received fetal tissue and all financial statements for the School of Medicine and the Health Sciences Center. The panel also requested personnel lists for anyone who would handle fetal tissue.