Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s top health-care policy adviser is linked — by blood — to a figure at the heart of the Planned Parenthood baby part-selling scandal.
Charlotte Ivancic, Boehner’s health policy director, is the older sister of Cate Dyer, the founder of Stem Express, the California-based company caught buying aborted fetus parts from Planned Parenthood. (RELATED: The Scandal Reaches The White House)
Ivancic, formerly Rep. Paul Ryan’s point person on Medicare reform, advises Boehner on all aspects of health care reform.
“Dyer says one of her biggest inspirations is her sister, Charlotte Ivancic,” according to a Sacramento State University alumni magazine. “She too had aspirations of being doctor, but took a detour and is now an esteemed healthcare law expert.”
“I had two busy parents growing up,” Dyer told a different Sacramento State alumni publication. “They were both movers and shakers, and my sister and I are wired just like them.”
Ivancic did not immediately return a request for comment.
Boehner spokeswoman Emily Schillinger gave The Daily Caller a statement from Boehner’s office on the matter.
“Charlotte Ivancic is a dedicated public servant who enjoys the utmost respect among her peers and Members of Congress,” Schillinger said. “She has the Speaker’s complete trust and confidence in both her work and her character.”