Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed it has begun a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s baby parts trafficking scandal after DOJ asked the Senate Judiciary Committee for the unredacted documents it obtained during its one-and-a-half-year investigation of the abortion chain.
Statement from Lila Rose:
“It has been almost a year since two congressional investigations revealed substantial evidence suggesting Planned Parenthood profited from selling the body parts of aborted children. Despite that evidence and the fact that Planned Parenthood’s own lawyers admitted it couldn’t legally justify the money it charged for the body parts, politics won over principle, and the Obama administration buried any criminal investigation.
“Now justice may finally be done. We applaud the Justice Department for taking action this week to open a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s gruesome baby body parts trafficking scheme and to follow the evidence where it leads.
“Planned Parenthood’s barbaric trading of baby body parts is one of America’s greatest national shames, only outdone by our law’s permissiveness of the slaughter of those children in the first place.
“While taxpayers should have never been forced to fund an abortion chain that commits over 320,000 abortions every year, the very least the federal government must do is suspend all taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood while it’s under criminal investigation by the Justice Department and FBI.”