The FBI has requested documents from the Senate obtained from abortion providers across the nation, including Planned Parenthood. These unredacted documents pertain to the sale of body parts from aborted preborn babies, signaling the FBI may be on the verge of investigating whether the providers were turning a profit.
A 1993 allows for the sale of body parts, but only at a cost equal to the price of obtaining them. According to a referral last December from Senator Chuck Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, there is enough evidence against Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to warrant an FBI investigation.
“We, of course, applaud any action taken to follow the evidence to where it leads and to hold Planned Parenthood accountable,”Live Action President Lila Rose said. “The only thing that could hinder this investigation from leading to indictments of Planned Parenthood and the companies involved in the sale of fetal body parts is politics.”
CMP alleges Planned Parenthood was illegally profiting from the exchange of limbs and organs, and the House and Senate launched investigations into the non-profit’s practice. Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley referred Planned Parenthood to the FBI at the conclusion of that investigation, saying his committee found evidence indicating the group was profiting. (RELATED: See How The Research Sausage Is Made In Planned Parenthood Video)
In 2015, the Center for Medical Progress unleashed a massive, nationwide controversy when it released an undercover video, the first of many, revealing a practice taking place at Planned Parenthood: the trafficking of the body parts of babies they aborted. Video after horrifying video was released, showing how Planned Parenthood, along with other abortion facilities across the country, were profiting from the sales of aborted babies’ body parts.
“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,” Grassley wrote last December asking both the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate. “…It also documents substantial evidence suggesting that the specific entities involved in the recent controversy, and/or individuals employed by those entities, may have violated that law.”