The FBI lately made a request to the Senate Judiciary Committee for entry to un-redacted feedback obtained from Planned Parenthood and different abortion suppliers, a sign that the feds could also be getting ready a felony probe into the sale of fetal tissue.
The request was made to the identical committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grbadley (R-Iowa), referred Planned Parenthood, together with different suppliers to the FBI for investigation final December, in line with The Hill. The senator stated on the time that the Judiciary Committee had found sufficient proof that exhibits how abortion suppliers had transferred fetal tissue and physique elements from aborted fetuses for badysis by charging quantities larger than the precise value.
“The report documents the failure of the Department of Justice, across multiple administrations, to enforce the law that bans the buying and selling of human fetal tissue,” Grbadley wrote final December asking each the Justice Department and the FBI to badyze. “…It also documents substantial evidence suggesting that the specific entities involved in the recent controversy, and/or individuals employed by those entities, may have violated that law.”
The name for an investigation got here after a 2015 undercover investigation by activists David Daleiden, chief of the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, and Sandra Merritt, an worker of the group who each posed as fetal researchers and made undercover movies of themselves attempting to purchase fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.
The recorded conversations included officers from Planned Parenthood and StemExpress, a California firm that gives blood, tissue and different organic materials for medical badysis and had acquired fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.
“After Planned Parenthood’s top doctors were caught on camera casually negotiating the sale of aborted baby hearts, lungs, livers, and brains, two Congressional investigations confirmed there were ‘systematic’ violations of federal law in Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby parts business and issued criminal referrals to the FBI and US DOJ,” Daleiden stated in a press release supplied to Fox News. “The FBI’s investigation of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer-funded, criminal abortion enterprise is long overdue. Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts is the greatest human atrocity of our times and must finally be brought to justice under the law.”
May three, 2017: Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, waits outdoors Superior Court in San Francisco, California.
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Sources informed The Hill that Grbadley’s employees is working to adjust to the FBI’s request in accordance with Senate guidelines.
A brand new felony investigation would reopen the years-long debate on whether or not Planned Parenthood and different suppliers violated the regulation with the unlawful sale of physique elements.
“While it has taken over two years for the FBI to show any sign of investigating Planned Parenthood’s role in the harvesting and selling of baby body parts, [we are] encouraged to see signs of an investigation moving forward,” Catherine Glenn Foster, chief government officer and president of Americans United for Life, stated in a press release supplied to Fox News. “There is a great deal of evidence showing the abortion industry has skirted both state and federal laws that serve as the bare-minimum protection for the dignity of human life.”
Perry Chiaramonte is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @perrych