Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371
NAPA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Senator Chuck Grassley, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey referring four Planned Parenthood affiliates in California and three fetal tissue brokers for investigation and possible criminal prosecution.
Pursuant to its investigation of Planned Parenthood following the release of a series of videos by David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the Senate Judiciary Committee obtained evidence showing that Planned Parenthood Federation of America, its affiliates, and fetal tissue brokers violated the federal ban on buying and selling the dismembered parts of aborted babies.
Moreover, the Judiciary Committee found that the U.S. Department of Justice has refused to enforce the federal fetal tissue trafficking statute, failing to prosecute even one entity under the law, despite substantial evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
The Committee's investigation found that the following entities engaged in the purchase and sale of baby body parts for profit:
- StemExpress, LLC;
- Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc.;
- Novogenix Laboratories, LLC;
- Planned Parenthood Mar Monte;
- Planned Parenthood Los Angeles;
- Planned Parenthood Northern California; and
- Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.
The Senate Judiciary Committee also found evidence of conspiracy between Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates, since PPFA knew about the violations and changed oversight procedures in order to allow the violations to continue. The Committee's findings are available in a Majority Staff Report published this month.
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte is the largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation, operating 33 facilities in California and Nevada and taking in over $96 million annually. The four affiliates referred for prosecution represent over $263 million in annual revenue.
"Life Legal looks forward to the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as the new U.S. Attorney General," stated Life Legal Defense Foundation Executive Director Alexandra Snyder. "Senator Sessions currently sits on the Judiciary Committee and we anticipate that he will thoroughly investigate Planned Parenthood's activities and prosecute the affiliates to the fullest extent of the law."
If not for David Daleiden's videos, Congress would not have initiated investigations into Planned Parenthood's business model that includes profiting from the sale of fetal organs and tissues. We would not have seen firsthand the cavalier and callous manner in which the abortion industry discusses the dismemberment of innocent human beings.
Daleiden's heroic efforts to expose the multi-billion-dollar corporate abortion industry have not come without a great personal cost. He continues to battle four separate lawsuits filed against him by some of the very entities that are on the prosecution referral list.
Life Legal represents David in three lawsuits filed by StemExpress, the National Abortion Federation, and Planned Parenthood. All of the Planned Parenthood affiliates referred for prosecution are plaintiffs in the lawsuit, as is StemExpress. Another Planned Parenthood affiliate, PP Gulf Coast in Texas, is also a plaintiff and was referred for prosecution by the House Select Panel investigating Planned Parenthood's role in the fetal tissue trade.
About Life Legal Defense Foundation
Life Legal Defense Foundation was established in 1989, and is a nonprofit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information about the Life Legal Defense Foundation, visit www.lldf.org.