House Committee Issues Final Report
The U.S. House of Representatives Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has been studying the sale of baby body parts in the United States. This week it issued its final report and the news is devastating for the abortion industry. The final report noted that the panel found ample evidence that laws are being broken and actually issued 15 referrals for possible criminal or regulatory prosecution. Those referrals are as follows: (click on items to read referral letter):
- Referral of StemExpress and abortion clinics to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for HIPAA Violations
- Referral of StemExpress to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for violations of regulations governing IRBs
- Referral of University of New Mexico and Southwestern Women’s Options to attorney general of New Mexico
- Referral of StemExpress to district attorney of El Dorado County, California, and the U.S. Department of Justice for violation 42 U.S.C. § 289g-2
- Referral of abortion clinic in Arkansas to the attorney general of Arkansas
- Referral of DV Biologics to the district attorney of Orange County, California
- Referral of Advanced Bioscience Resources to district attorney of Riverside, California
- Referral of Florida abortion clinic to attorney general of Florida
- Referral of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast to the attorney general of Texas
- Referral of late-term abortionist in Texas to attorney general of Texas
- Referral of late-term abortionist in Texas to the U.S. Department of Justice
- Referral of StemExpress to the U.S. Department of Justice for violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1519.
- Referral of Southwestern Women’s Options and University of New Mexico to attorney general of New Mexico for Informed Consent Violations
- Referral of Planned Parenthood Clinics and Novogenix to U.S. Department of Justice
The full final report runs 471 pages and can be seen here. For those readers specifically interested in Planned Parenthood, the itemization of specific problems found with Planned Parenthood starts on page 309. The table on pages 311-313 shows millions of dollars in Planned Parenthood over-billing for Medicaid reimbursements. The report states:
There are three important conclusions the Panel reached regarding Planned Parenthood’s stewardship of federal funds. First, local affiliates regularly and with little accountability substitute billing codes for approved reimbursements for prohibited activities that violate the prohibition against use of federal funds for abortion services. Second, the affiliates operate with disregard of accepted accounting procedures. Third, the local affiliates that seek to increase Medicaid payment through false billing practices also require close scrutiny about compliance with federal law on receiving valuable consideration for the transfer of fetal tissue.
Take a few minutes to read through this informative report so that you can educate yourself and your family.