The FBI has reportedly decided to launch an investigation into Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby body parts.
The investigation comes after several undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress, which shows Planned Parenthood executives discussing prices for the aborted body parts, including the brain, liver and heart.
Last week, media reports said that FBI had requested thousands of pages in documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation of the organization.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions then said in congressional testimony that findings from criminal referrals could form the basis of criminal charges against Planned Parenthood and StemExpress, a medical procurement company.
‘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,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) last December when he called for the FBI to investigate.
Grassley is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
CMP’s latest videos show Planned Parenthood’s partnership with StemExpress, a company where employees reportedly harvested parts from aborted babies.
StemExpress workers were reportedly “embedded” in the clinics and tipped off by Planned Parenthood management about prospective mothers who would abort.
According to TheFederalist.com, StemExpress paid its workers a bonus depending on the number and type of body parts that were harvested.
“If there was like a high-gestated fetus, I have witnessed there was no consent signed, and these women didn’t know that it was getting taken,” said Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress employee who spoke to CMP. “It’s stealing, it’s stealing baby parts.”
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Publication date: November 30, 2017
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.