Family Research Council Commends House Select Panel for Hearing on Baby Body Parts Investigation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives will hold a hearing today as it continues its investigation into "whether abortion clinics and middleman tissue procurement businesses were profiting from the sale of baby body parts, organs and tissues.”

Arina Grossu, the Director of FRC’s Center for Human Dignity, commented:

“We applaud U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and the Select Investigative Panel for pursuing the facts about the profiting of baby body parts and the abortion industry. Americans deserve the facts. The new revelation that more Planned Parenthood clinics than we originally thought have been involved with tissue procurement companies selling organs is unfortunate, but not a surprise. The fact they have created a streamlined industry to identify the organs they want to sell and the babies they want to abort is grisly. The additional facts strongly suggest that these companies and abortion centers are profiting off the sale of baby body parts, in violation of federal law.  

"We are particularly grateful to Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) for his passionate defense of unborn babies, who in his written testimony to the committee wrote, ‘Babies are not the sum of their body parts. Babies are not meant to be bought. Babies are not meant to be sold.’

“Companies stonewalling congressional subpoenas must be held accountable. It’s time to get to the bottom of Planned Parenthood's black market of baby body parts. We need an answer to the question raised last month by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.): ‘Have we reached a point in our society where there effectively is an for human parts, including entire babies?’

“Today’s testimony will show that evidence to be released today could establish that abortion centers, including many Planned Parenthood clinics, and the tissue procurement businesses have violated federal law against the selling of baby parts and that there is sufficient evidence to launch a federal grand jury investigation,” concluded Grossu.