Janice "Jan" Schakowsky (born May 26, 1944) is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district, serving since 1999. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
Support for Planned Parenthood
Requested Investigation of Center for Medical Progress
On July 22, 2015, Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky, Yvette D. Clarke, Zoe Lofgren and Congressman Jerrold Nadler sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala Harris requesting an investigation into the Center for Medical Progress following that organization's release of undercover video footage showing high-level Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted baby parts.