House Select Panel Votes to Hold StemExpress & CEO in Contempt in Baby Parts Investigation


By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, D.C. – Despite parliamentary antics on the parts of pro-Planned Parenthood Democratic members of the Select Panel on Infant Lives, followed by several minutes of castigation of the Panel’s investigation, a markup meeting took place today where the Panel voted to hold StemExpress and its CEO, Cate Dyer, in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas.

Democratic members, led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, refused to participate in the actual vote and walked out of the meeting. The resolution passed with 8 yes votes.

A House Resolution Report seeking the contempt charges details a pattern of deception and stonewalling employed by StemExpress that was used to stall an investigation by the House Select Panel on Infant Lives.

StemExpress, an organ procurement company, was under investigation by the Select Panel due to its financial and professional relationship with Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses. Evidence released by the Center for Medical Progress last year indicated that Planned Parenthood illegally profited financially from the sale of aborted baby remains to StemExpress and other organ procurement organizations.

At issue are accounting records that were first voluntarily requested by the Select Panel from StemExpress. Instead of accounting documents, the Select Panel was provided inadequate summaries. When Dyer and her company refused to comply, the Select Panel issued subpoenas to require compliance.

According to the report, StemExpress told the Select Panel to seek the financial records from its outside accountant, the Scinto Group. However, when the Panel approached the Scinto Group, it refused to comply because Stem Express objected to their compliance.

The panel was also told to seek accounting documents from a former accountant, Sara Lee Heuston, who happened to be represented by StemExpress’ attorney. During a conversation with Heuston, she told the Select Panel she had no documents “and that if the Panel contacted her again she would call the police.”

Dyer has refused to supply the Select Panel with the names of current accountants for her company.

“This is the very definition of the ‘run-around,’” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue who also served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress. “Dyer has a lot to hide, so to keep the Select Panel accessing incriminating documents that may implicate her and her Planned Parenthood cohorts, she would rather face contempt charges.”

The efforts by the Select Panel spanning to obtain the accounting documents from Dyer and StemExpress have spanned eight months. Now Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Panel, believes they have reached an impasse, which is impeding the Panel’s ability to conduct the investigation with which it was tasked.

Rep. Blackburn sought the contempt charges to break through the stonewalling and compel compliance so the Panel could get to the truth about whether laws were broken.

The contempt resolution will be referred to the full Committee on Energy and Commerce. If it is approved, it will be referred to the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for certification. Contempt is a Class A misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of $100,000.

In a separate matter, Rep. Blackburn removed from the agenda a resolution to release the May 11, 2016, deposition of abortionist Eve Espey of the University of New Mexico. The deposition was taken as part of the Panel’s investigation into the UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options, a late term abortion facility that supplied UNM with aborted baby remains. No reason for removing the resolution was given.

Read the Select Panel’s Contempt Resolution Report
This breaking news report has been updated.

  • Ron C

    Wow the committee must not of heard or gotten the memo…Cate Dryer is a democrat, and as such. She is not to beheld accountable for breaking the law….???

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  • Dave T.

    Shut down “planned Infantacide….er…uh …parenthood and lock Cate Dyer up!!!!

  • Maggie Sullivan

    So basically this will be a slap on the wrist?

  • Mark_Trail

    Secrecy is a necessary part of scamming. There’s more to this than meets the eye. People are getting paid off somehow. Abortion is a dirty business.

  • Countrysunrise

    To take an innocent life, rip the body apart, and sell the parts for profit, is absolutely shameful!! That little person didn’t ask to be created!! I actually get physically sick when I read stories like this, and am glad these people live in different states, because if I knew these people lived near me, I would ask them how they could do something this hideous, without emotion. I’m sure they do it just for the money, and don’t even consider these little bodies as human beings!! Disgusting!!

  • Terry

    Wait a minute! Based on the next to last paragraph, are you saying that the outcome is “Just” to force this woman to pay $100.000 for Contempt, and not that this is to put a full vote to bring a public case for the entire nation to be forced to see and hear of the murderous acts of the entire Abortionist Movement of the Democratic Party? I know every journey starts with a single step, and a mighty brick wall has to start with a single brick, but please tell me we are well beyond a measley little $100.000 fine. Also that the weight & full attention of at least 90% of the House & Senate are outraged and actively doing all that they can to stand squarely against Abortion as well as “In Support” of Israel, totally behind Trump finally “now” and all of these things that mean the most to God in this election. To put a total & complete end to Obama & Hillary’s intentional evil and acts of terror against the unborn, our children in moral values ways, to stand with Israel & “Completely United” fully behind Trump in our stand against both Obama & Hillary.

  • Ross Blankert

    Folks need to go to jail until they start telling the truth. These folks should go to jail and stay there forever. They are going straight to hell on the express train

  • Cerebralist

    Now it is time for Congress to act and hold companies like StemExpress accountable !!!! Fine and jail time until they comply with the sopeona !

  • rvandegrift

    Now if they just follow through; and while they are at it take action against Lois Lerner, John Koskinen, Eric Holder, hillary and all of the others who think that they are above the law!

  • Betty

    The longer they delay the process, the more time they have to hide stuff. They’ve already had several months.

  • Betty

    The $100,000 is just for the contempt, which is a Class A misdemeanor.

  • grannyof5

    “This breaking news report has been updated.”
    I see this at the end of many stories. If the story has been updated, why don’t you add the update? Or a link to the update? So we have to go somewhere else to find what the new news is???

  • JCLincoln

    I think somebody should take her apart and sell her body parts! She must be a Witch……like her fellow democrat..’Hillary’!

  • Patriot41

    Pass the contempt charges and fine them for every day they have failed to comply. If you don’t take such action, you will continued to be ignored.

    These people are not dealing with animal parts, but that of human beings. Not only are babies being aborted every ninety seconds in this country, but their body parts are being sold for profit. This business is a curse upon our nation!

  • Cheryl Sullenger

    Information was added to the story on this page. That’s all that means.

  • Suzu M

    Well, I guess they wear eye-glasses with lenses made out of 100 dollar bills. They babies’ body parts look like collector’s items through those kinds of lenses.

  • Suzu M

    Oh the web we weave.
    Can’t you just picture an evil web spread across the world by these soul-less organizations?

  • Wildflowers52

    Isn’t it CLEAR that the left is tearing our Constitution to PIECES? It is loaded with members of The Muslim Brotherhood. It is LOADED with socialists and VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE! These so called “people” aka “The Progressives”,have decided to operate on their OWN AGENDA, no different than mr O. and his administration continues to do! This INFANTICIDE isn’t anything but pure EVIL, and it’s ABOUT TIME that CONGRESS gets off their FAT FANNIES and DOES SOMETHING!
    I’m mad as hell and am FED UP with their (the left) constant lies and tactics, with the Congress ALLOWING IT! Infanticide, at its best. Yet in the end, it’s not Washington D.C. To whom we answer, it is NOT to OBAMA, the traitor who should’ve been IMPEACHED, it is not to the U.N., to whom we ALL ANSWER, INCLUDING THESE POOR EXCUSES FOR HUMAN BEINGS, it’s only to God. Not Allah, but to GOD, Himself! The SAME GOD under whom this GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED! I’m mad as hell and refuse to sit back QUIETLY, as Congress has!

  • nightingayle

    Obama, Hillary and liberals might as well be baby murderers as they don’t want this stopped….hope they enjoy hell…….

  • nightingayle

    All libs that think this is ok , are murderers themselves as they are defending it…enjoy hell

  • nightingayle

    I am waiting for you to explain your actions against me

  • harold

    Anyone who does an abortion is so filled with evil and the devil that they are without a conscience, morals, character. They, as those on the Supreme Court who made it legal to kill the unborn will answer before God. What a bloody handed bunch of devils.

  • nightingayle

    I am still waiting for an answer

  • Vivavox

    The Democrats have no problem holding other business people’s feet to the fire, yet their feet do the walking when it comes to their pet cause — abortion. All their sanctimonious political compassion is hollow if they can’t extend it to children before birth.

  • Matthew V. Brown

    This doesn’t even rate as a slap on the wrist…it’s more of a slap on the pinkie.

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  • Marilynn Reeves

    Our Nation is under Judgement and rightly so.For at least the last 45 years we have let our morals and freedom be taken away from us a little more each day. Churches need to be speaking out LOUDLY and people need to put G-D back into their lives. The way things are now is not good for anyone.

  • Ron C

    zero zip nada….

  • Ron C

    Yeah Hillary showed them how….BleachBit….and its approved by the DOJ & the FBI.

  • Ron C

    Well the problem here, is that they are above the law….Obama & his master George Soros say they are, with the blessings of the courts…and soon when Hillary is elected and she picks the supreme court justices….they will rule that there is to class of people…above the laws & subject to the law….just like in communist countries!

  • Pattie Kelly

    You evil doers enjoy all your “murder money” now on earth because I know one thing when Jesus passes judgement on you sorry you can’t take it to HELL with you. And that is were you all are headed.

  • adolfocosta123

    In the Cuba of the Castros abortions by the millions are supported by the government and paid with the money of the people. It is really government crime against the people and against the supposed Catholic faith of the Cubans. It is genocide.