AG Who Supported Planned Parenthood Opposition To Partial-Birth Abortion Ban To Investigate PP Videos
[guest post by Dana]
One day after the release of a second Planned Parenthood video, Livers for Lambos, which showed another high-ranking Planned Parenthood official haggling over the price of fetal baby parts, Republican senators sent Attorney General Lynch a letter demanding an investigation:
Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), along with 10 others, sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Tuesday, urging them to examine whether the organization broke a law that bans the sale of fetal tissue.
“The disturbing facts revealed in this video raise the question whether the employees of a federally funded organization have violated federal law by engaging in the transfer of human fetal tissue for profit,” they wrote.
Also reeling from the videos, House Democrats sent their own letter demanding an investigation into the group responsible for… making the undercover videos :
A group of Democrats, led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), sent a letter Wednesday to the Department of Justice arguing the undercover videos from The Center for Medical Progress may have broken federal and state laws.
Their letter expressed concern about the tactics used by the pro-life group to gain access to high-level officials in Planned Parenthood:
“This elaborate scheme raises serious questions about whether any federal or state laws were violated in securing the LLC or the personal identification that were part of its execution,” the Democrats wrote to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The members also raised questions about “possible coordination between the Center for Medical Progress and members of Congress who knew about the first video weeks in advance of its release.”
Yesterday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced her department will be investigating the matter:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday that the Justice Department is examining “all the information” surrounding two videos that Republicans say are evidence that Planned Parenthood may be illegally selling fetal remains for profit.
“I’m aware of those matters generally from the media and some inquiries that have been made to the Department of Justice,” Lynch said. “And at this point, we are going to review all the information and determine what steps we need to take.”
As a reminder, during her confirmation hearing, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was asked whether she had once signed onto a brief supporting Planned Parenthood’s opposition to partial-birth abortion ban. Lynch confirmed that she had.
She argued that the ban against the killing of partially born children was “unconstitutionally vague and threatens the integrity of the criminal justice system.”
Wouldn’t it be something if AG Lynch had an epiphany and could see the gruesome butcher market for what it really is, and as a result, develop a deep resolve of single-minded focus on truth – politics be damned? This no matter what it might cost her professionally, no matter that Democrats and Planned Parenthood are two sides of the same coin, no matter anything because the brutality must be stopped, and the back of this sacred cow must be broken instead of the back of a baby. God willing, it will be at the hands of this woman. I’m not too optimistic. But I am always with hope.