The promotion of unfettered abortion opportunities is a bedrock position of the Democratic Party. In fact, party leaders have argued that such a position must be a litmus test for qualifying to even run as a Democratic candidate for office. At least they’re honest about their position, if tragically wrong.
As a result, Planned Parenthood is almost a component of the Democratic Party. It may as well be since that organization and the Democrats are joined at the hip. Given the actions of Planned Parenthood, that fact should be to the Democrats’ disgrace.
One of the most offensive behaviors of which Planned Parenthood has been accused has been the sale of the body parts of aborted babies. It is true that once they’ve killed the child, no further harm is available for the abortion mill to inflict. Yet treating dead babies like any other animal is repulsive. And President Trump has had the FBI launch an investigation of Planned Parenthood and allegations of this despicable act. Lest anyone still doubt, Mr. Trump comes down on the side of pro-life.
“Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd has formally requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, reports Fox News. According to the news report, the letter requesting the documents – sent to committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) – “is a rare confirmation of a federal investigation.”
“‘The Department of Justice appreciates the offer of assistance in obtaining these materials, and would like to request the Committee provide unredacted copies of records contained in the report, in order to further the Department’s ability to conduct a thorough and comprehensive assessment of that report based on the full range of information available,’ Boyd wrote in the letter obtained by Fox News.”
We can see from reports of Senate investigations where this is headed. Planned Parenthood stands accused of selling the body parts of aborted babies. And that is a federal offense.
“Both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives conducted expansive investigations into Planned Parenthood and its partners in the biomedical procurement industry. The investigations concerned allegations of profiteering from the sale of fetal body parts that arose from an undercover video series exposé by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
“The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).
“The Senate Judiciary Committee referred Planned Parenthood to both the FBI and the Justice Department for investigation and possible criminal prosecution.”
Here’s part of the Senate committee’s report. And it does not look good for Planned Parenthood.
“‘The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) initially had a policy in place to ensure its affiliates were complying with the law, but the affiliates failed to follow its fetal tissue reimbursement policy,’ the report continued. ‘When PPFA learned in 2011 of this situation, PPFA cancelled the policy rather than exercise oversight to bring the affiliates back into compliance. Thus, PPFA not only turned a blind eye to the affiliates’ violations of its fetal tissue policy, but also altered its own oversight procedures enabling those affiliates’ practices to continue unimpeded.'”
The tragedy here is that in order to have fetal tissue to sell, it’s necessary to have dead fetuses. It doesn’t take much to see how that might impact Planned Parenthood’s marketing efforts. If the sale of fetal tissue is a profit center, well, you can finish the rest.
Overturning Roe v. Wade remains an elusive goal. In the meantime, taking the profit out of the industry is one technique that can be employed.
Ultimately, when Americans finally wake up with utter revulsion to the practice of abortion, Planned Parenthood and this abominable practice will end.