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WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos for next week. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where Republicans who run Congress stand.

The committee says next Wednesday's session will be the first of several hearings called "Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation's Largest Abortion Provider."

Abortion foes have released nine furtively recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials and others describing how they furnish aborted fetus tissue to researchers.

The committee says it is investigating whether Planned Parenthood has violated a federal prohibition against a procedure abortion foes call partial-birth abortion.

Planned Parenthood officials say they've done nothing illegal. An organization official, Dawn Laguens, says they know little about the hearing "beyond its provocative title."

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