The Select Panel's
relentless fact-finding investigation has laid bare the grisly reality
of an abortion industry that is driven by profit, unconcerned by matters
of basic ethics and, too often, noncompliant with the few laws we have
to protect the safety of women and their unborn children ... the
findings of this panel should incense all people of conscience." -Rep.
Diane Black, R-Tenn.
(Washington, DC)—[CBN News]
"Grisly" findings have emerged from in a year-long investigation by the
U.S. House of Representatives into Planned Parenthood's practice of
selling baby body parts. (Screengrab via CBN News)
The House Select Investigative Panel released its final report Wednesday.
The investigation was made after pro-life journalist David Daleiden
exposed the abortion giant's gruesome practice of selling fetal body
parts in a series of undercover videos in 2016.
The footage showed the relationship between tissue procurement
companies, including StemExpress and several Planned Parenthood abortion
The panel learned that StemExpress and certain abortion clinics may
have violated the HIPAA privacy rights of vulnerable women for the sole
purpose of increasing the harvesting of fetal tissue to make money.
The report also revealed that Planned Parenthood's claims that it made no profit were false.
"It's lawyers wrote that "The affiliates have each performed a
good-faith accounting of their costs associated with facilitating fetal
tissue donation and have demonstrated conclusively that those costs
exceeded the payments they received," the report said.
report also details alarming practices involving the of selling of
fetal tissue and issued a list of recommendations to abortion providers,
which include ensuring that all donations of fetal tissue are made with
informed consent, clarifying the law to ensure that abortion providers
do not harm women in order to procure fetal issue, and ensuring that the
Department of Justice allocates resources to prosecute persons or
entities that profit from the sale of fetal tissue. (Graphic via Daily Signal)
"It was an honor to chair the Select Investigative Panel. I want to
thank my colleagues who are strong pro-life leaders and have worked
tirelessly over the past year. It is my hope that our recommendations
will result in some necessary changes within both the abortion and fetal
tissue procurement industries. Our hope is that these changes will both
protect women and their unborn children, as well as the integrity of
scientific research," said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee.
According to the report, "the panel discerned a 'hardness and callousness' toward women and infants...'"
"Over the last year, the Select Panel's relentless fact-finding
investigation has laid bare the grisly reality of an abortion industry
that is driven by profit, unconcerned by matters of basic ethics and,
too often, noncompliant with the few laws we have to protect the safety
of women and their unborn children. I have never shied away from my own
pro-life views, but the findings of this panel should incense all people
of conscience," said Rep. Diane Black, R-Tennessee.