Lila Rose Blasts D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for Ignoring Five Aborted Babies Possibly Killed in Infanticides

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 8, 2022   |   10:48AM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-life leader Lila Rose criticized Washington, D.C. officials Thursday for refusing to investigate whether five late-term aborted babies were victims of infanticide or illegal partial-birth abortions.

“This is the American horror story that no one wants to talk about, but it is our children, our most vulnerable, and they deserve love and protection,” Rose told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Pro-life advocates with the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) said they found the bodies of five late-term aborted babies in March in boxes they received from a truck driver who was collecting medical waste from a late-term abortion facility in Washington, D.C.

PAAU leader Lauren Handy said the babies appeared to be “so advanced in their gestational age and the patterns in their wounds suggest violent federal crimes.” Pro-life and Republican leaders are urging both city and federal authorities to investigate whether the babies were illegally killed in violation of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban or the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.

However, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and city police have refused to investigate if the babies were victims of crimes, according to Fox News. The police have custody of the bodies.

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Rose, the president and founder of Live Action, said these were babies who could have survived outside the womb if they were born alive.

“And that’s why [we’re] … calling on D.C. police to investigate because these children could have been born outside the womb, could have survived outside the womb,” she said. “This is happening in full sight of the authorities, and yet no action has been taken.”

Rose told Carlson that pro-life advocates feel devastated by the discovery. The body of one baby girl who appeared to be about 28 weeks was dismembered – “possibly while alive, torn into pieces,” she said.

“One boy appears to be almost full-term — this beautiful, intact little baby boy that was dumped in a medical waste bucket,” she told Carlson. “One little girl … looked to be about 28 to 30 weeks old, old enough to survive outside the womb. That little girl, her neck had been cut, her brain had been suctioned out and she had been thrown into a medical waste bucket as well.”

Rose also slammed news outlets for ignoring stories that put abortion in a bad light, stories like Kermit Gosnell, a notorious Philadelphia abortionist who practiced unchecked for decades before he finally was convicted of murdering newborn babies and numerous other crimes.

“The media is covering for them, authorities are covering for them,” Rose said. “This abortionist in Washington, D.C. who killed these five children and thousands of others should be behind bars as well.”

Carlson agreed, saying people who support abortion don’t want “to talk about the details because they can’t defend them so they suppress the entire thing.”

Washington, D.C. allows unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth, and Washington Surgi Center advertises abortions at “27 plus weeks of pregnancy,” which is long past the point when babies are viable outside the womb.

Years ago in an undercover investigation by Live Action, Washington Surgi Center abortionist Cesare Santangelo admitted that he “probably wouldn’t” help a baby who survives an abortion even though “legally we would be obligated to help.” He later backtracked on that statement in an interview with the Washington Post.

Calls for an investigation are growing. Earlier this week, more than two dozen Republican lawmakers urged the Department of Justice to investigate; however, some expressed doubts that the department will do anything, pointing out that pro-abortion Democrat officials with the Biden administration lead the agency.

Pro-life leaders named the babies Ángel, Holly, Phoenix, Harriet and Christopher X. They said they also named the 110 first-trimester aborted babies who they found in the boxes and gave them a funeral Mass and burial.

“We cannot build a better world on a pile of murdered children,” PAAU founder Terrisa Bukovinac said. “That’s not progress. Real progress is protecting the vulnerable from exploitation from people like Santangelo who are the true villains here. True progressives must stand up against this injustice.”

ACTION ALERT: Contact Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser online or by phone at (202) 727-2643.