Jan Schakowsky

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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

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.[1]


  1. Website of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky: Schakowsky, Lofgren, Nadler and Clarke send letter to Attorneys General asking for investigation into Center for Medical Progress, July 22, 2015 (accessed on July 22, 2015)