Select Panel Reports on the Business of Death

Today, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives held a press conference to reveal its findings in a 94-page interim report and where the investigation is headed. Today also marks the one year anniversary since David Daleiden from the Center for Medical Progress released the first video uncovering the trafficking of baby body parts within the abortion industry. This CMP video released today is a summary overview of all the discoveries in the past year.

At the Select Panel press conference, Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said that “the House leadership today offers a snapshot of what the Panel has uncovered so far — documentation that shows abortion clinics and middlemen who are exploiting women and selling baby body parts as part of a business plan to make more money.”

Since its inception last fall, the Select Panel has found evidence of how the abortion industry has disregarded federal laws with the motive of financial gain. Further, it was revealed that abortion facilities exposed women’s private medical information to third-party biotech companies in violation of the federal HIPAA law for the sake of lining up women scheduled for abortions and their prospective babies’ body parts against the order requests of researchers. Third, it was also discovered that StemExpress fraudulently used invalid consent forms and misled customers to believe that it had a valid Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval when it did not.

Fourth, the Select Panel has documents showing that StemExpress employees worked out of abortion facilities procuring baby body parts and shipping them to customers. StemExpress paid the abortion facilities a per-baby body part fee and then also gave per-baby body part bonus to StemExpress employees.

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Lastly, at least four entities failed to fully comply with the Select Panel’s request for documents. Therefore, the Select Panel served subpoenas to them including Southwestern Women’s Options, the University of New Mexico, Advanced Bioscience Resources, and StemExpress. Blackburn said at the press conference that “in the coming months, the Panel will undertake initiatives to gain full compliance with its subpoenas.”

The Select Panel will continue its investigation of the abortion industry and its trafficking of baby body parts and continue to reveal the truth behind this dark practice in America.

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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