The Senate Judiciary Committee is recommending criminal charges against Planned Parenthood and several of its affiliates. On Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to the FBI and Department of Justice stating that he is “referring the paid fetal tissue practices of the following organizations, as outlined in the report, to the FBI and the Department of Justice for investigation and potential prosecution: StemExpress, LLC; Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc.; Novogenix Laboratories, LLC; Planned Parenthood Mar Monte; Planned Parenthood Los Angeles; Planned Parenthood Northern California; and Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.”
The report that he is referring to is one the Senate Judiciary Committee began in the summer of 2015 looking “into paid fetal tissue transfers involving Planned Parenthood.”
The referral also notes that “The report documents the failure of the Department of Justice, across multiple administrations, to enforce the law that bans the buying or selling of human fetal tissue with even a single prosecution.”
“I don’t take lightly making a criminal referral. But, the seeming disregard for the law by these entities has been fueled by decades of utter failure by the Justice Department to enforce it,” Grassley said in a press release. “And, unless there is a renewed commitment by everyone involved against commercializing the trade in aborted fetal body parts for profit, then the problem is likely to continue.”
The Blaze reported that David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, said in a statement that “The Senate Judiciary Committee’s report confirms that Planned Parenthood and companies like StemExpress partnered in a years-long criminal conspiracy to sell the body parts of aborted children for profit.”
“When Planned Parenthood national became aware that their affiliates were operating their baby body part programs in violation of Planned Parenthood’s own guidelines, Planned Parenthood covered up for the affiliates and deleted the guidelines. The Committee’s report shows Planned Parenthood and their baby body parts business partners are totally unaccountable and must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and Planned Parenthood’s barbaric abortion empire must no longer be subsidized by taxpayer funds,” he continued.
With the current Obama administration out the door next month it is will now be up to the Trump Administration to handle the criminal charges against Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.
(H/T – The Blaze)