[12/31/16] Two Congressional panels have forwarded to federal prosecutors alleged criminal charges against Planned Parenthood affiliates and medical laboratories doing business with Planned Parenthood. The referrals maintain that Planned Parenthood and its business agents have been engaged in the illegal sale of the body parts of aborted preborn children.
Earlier this month the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives issued a report of their investigation into charges that Planned Parenthood clinics and their contractors have been marketing baby body parts for sale. Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee announced the conclusions of their investigation into the fetal disposal practices of Planned Parenthood’s nationwide abortion industry.
The investigations followed the release in the summer of 2015 of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees and business associates discussing the sale of organs and tissue from aborted unborn children. The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue for profit is a felony under federal law which carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.
The videos, which were recorded by a group called The Center for Medical Progress, revealed that abortionists for Planned Parenthood performed their procedures in such a fashion so as to preserve vital organs for trafficking purposes. Senior medical officials for Planned Parenthood shared how doctors conduct late-term abortions to preserve “intact specimens,” so that the heart, lungs, liver, and brains of the child would be available for sale to research firms and medical laboratories.