The FBI signaled this week agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood’s dealings in fetal tissue were legal.
Sources told The Hill the FBI has requested documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee obtained from the committee’s investigation into Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue dealings. The investigation came after the Center for Medical Progress published a series of explosive videos in 2015 revealing the abortion giant was harvesting and distributing aborted baby parts for researchers.
CMP alleges Planned Parenthood was illegally profiting from the exchange of limbs and organs, and the House and Senate launched investigations into the non-profit’s practice. Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley referred Planned Parenthood to the FBI at the conclusion of that investigation, saying his committee found evidence indicating the group was profiting.
Planned Parenthood told The Hill none of its affiliates have been in contact with the FBI.
Planned Parenthood officials discuss the cost of harvesting and distributing the tissue on some of the undercover videos, but the group maintained it was charging legal fees and not profiting from the exchange. Following the revelations, Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer accept any money for the exchange of aborted baby parts. (Read more from “Report: FBI Hints Planned Parenthood Probe May Be On” HERE)