The pro-life group that discovered the bodies of five late-term babies who may have been illegally aborted is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of Washington, D.C. abortionist Cesare Santangelo.
The Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) announced the award money at a press conference Wednesday outside the Washington Surgi-Clinic where they found the aborted babies’ bodies, Live Action News reports.
PAAU leader Terrisa Bukovinac urged a whistleblower to come forward, saying the five babies may have been illegally killed in violation of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban or the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.
“He’s a mass murderer, and he needs to be held to account,” Bukovinac said of the late-term abortionist. “It is critical that a whistleblower working at his clinic today or who has worked at his clinic previously, that they come forward in defense of these children. This cannot go on any longer. … And so we urge who ever is listening to this, who ever will hear this press conference, to know that your voice does matter in this.”
Bukovinac and Lauren Handy with PAAU said they found the bodies of five late-term aborted babies and more than 100 first-trimester aborted babies in late March in boxes from the late-term abortion facility in Washington, D.C.
Previously, Handy said the babies appeared to be “so advanced in their gestational age and the patterns in their wounds suggest violent federal crimes.”
City authorities have the five late-term aborted babies’ bodies, but they have not responded to calls for an investigation into their deaths.
According to Live Action News:
While significant pressure has been placed on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III to investigate the remains of these children, thus far no action has been taken against Santangelo or his abortion practice. Instead, Bowser has insinuated that the Department of Justice should investigate Handy for her role in recovering the remains.
Bukovinac pleaded for justice for the five babies and countless others who have been aborted at Santangelo’s abortion facility.
“This isn’t about politics. I’m a progressive,” she said at the press conference. “This isn’t about religion. I’m an atheist. This is about human rights. This is about doing the right thing and taking a killer off the streets … and away from those who are vulnerable to his exploitation.”
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.
Washington, D.C. allows unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth, and Washington Surgi-Clinic 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, 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.
Last month, dozens of U.S. Congressional leaders demanded a federal investigation into the babies’ deaths. However, some expressed doubts that the U.S. Department of Justice will do anything, pointing out that pro-abortion Democrat officials with the Biden administration lead the agency.