It’s taken two years, multiple undercover exposés, a few anti-First Amendment lawsuits and a whole lot of congressional arm-twisting, but the FBI has finally launched a criminal investigation into abortion giant Planned Parenthood. (Because apparently, catching multiple Planned Parenthood executives on tape laughing about the illegal sale of body parts harvested from aborted healthy babies isn’t enough to spur an immediate and public look-see.)
According to Fox News, the FBI has finally requested the Senate Judiciary Committee turn over un-redacted statements made by Planned Parenthood execs and other abortion industry workers that were collected during a congressional investigation into the industry’s trade in baby organs – an investigation that started back in 2015. The DOJ announced this week their request is part of an official investigation into the abortion giant and other abortion providers.
“At this point, the records are intended for investigative use only—we understand that a resolution from the Senate may be required if the Department were to use any of the unredacted materials in a formal legal proceeding, such as a grand jury,” said Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd.
Just to clarify, once more for those who’ve been out of the loop: it’s not that killing a baby, harvesting its organs and selling them to science labs is illegal. It’s just that under U.S. law, you can’t make more than a certain amount of money – excuse me, “remuneration” – while doing it. That’s the rub. The FBI’s not investigating the killing of the baby or the harvesting of their parts. Just the sale of them. Which, by the way, Planned Parenthood has completely denied doing. (Not the killing, just the selling. They do the killing quite happily, and they’re vocal about it.)
The move was praised by pro-life leaders like Live Action’s Lila Rose as, if nothing else, a step in the right direction.
Of course, just because Planned Parenthood is under investigation for harvesting baby body parts and selling them off to the highest bidder, that doesn’t mean our GOP-led Congress has announced any plans to cut off the half a billion taxpayer dollars the organization reaps each year through Medicaid reimbursements and government payouts.
But while the feds were busy twiddling their thumbs trying to figure out if abortionists profiting off infanticide was an issue worth looking into, David Daleiden and the Center for Medial Progress – the ones who caught abortion industry officials bragging about their grotesque Sweeny Todd operation and joking about how they’d all end up with Lamborghinis – were being dragged through the legal mud left, right and sideways for having fake IDs.
Because printing up a bogus media credential in order to expose a national human organ mill is a major offense, but dismembering babies and selling off their little eyeballs so you can buy sports cars is shrugs-a-plenty.
It’s good that the FBI “may be” finally looking into this whole gruesome affair. It’s pathetic that it’s taken two years to start the process.
And it’s even worse that it’s the selling of baby body parts, and not the taking of them in the first place, that’s the questionable crime.
LifeNews Note: Brittany Hughes writes for MRCTV, where this originally appeared.