By Cheryl Sullenger
Washington, DC – Operation Rescue is asking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to urgently investigate and prosecute suspected criminal conduct on the part of Planned Parenthood, three organ procurement companies, and a Texas abortionist that were referred to the Department of Justice by the House Select Panel on Infant Lives and the Senate Judiciary Committee last December.
The House Select Panel and the Senate Judiciary Committee resubmitted the criminal referrals to Sessions once he became U.S. Attorney General earlier this year.
The criminal referrals are now over six months old, yet there is no indication that the Department of Justice has taken any action on them. The Congressional referrals are related to the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains for profit and other serious crimes associated with late-term abortions.
“Since the conduct alleged in the criminal referrals is so severe that it is literally placing lives at risk in some instances, we are urging Attorney General Sessions to aggressively pursue these cases in the interest of justice, and to protect the vulnerable from further harm,” said Operation Rescue president Troy Newman.
Among those that have been referred to the Department of Justice for investigation and possible prosecution are Planned Parenthood Federation of America and four of its California affiliates:

• Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.
• Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.
• Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific (Northern California).
• Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.

In addition, Planned Parenthood’s partners in the scheme to profit from aborted baby remains, which have been the subject of Congressional criminal referrals are:

• StemExpress, LLC.
• Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc.
• Novogenix Laboratories, LLC.

A final criminal referral of Texas abortionist Douglas Karpen was made to the Department of Justice by the House Select Panel on Infant Lives.
In 2013, Operation Rescue released a report based on information provided by four former Karpen employees. These women alleged that they witnessed the killings of babies who were born alive during possibly illegal late-term abortions by abortionist Karpen. They claimed that Karpen twisted their heads nearly off or cut their necks while they were still moving, in a similar way that Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell killed babies born alive at his squalid “House of Horrors” clinic. Gosnell was convicted of three counts of first degree murder for the deaths of three born-alive babies and hundreds of other crimes.
[Read the just released book, The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, by Cheryl Sullenger, with a factual, first-hand account of the infamous murder trial. Also contains a chapter about the Douglas Karpen case. Available now at]
“Needless to say, these allegations are very serious, and if true, are literally putting innocent lives in grave danger,” stated Newman in his June 23, 2017, letter to Sessions. “Because of that, I encourage you to pursue criminal investigations and prosecutions, if warranted, against the Planned Parenthood organizations, the organ procurement companies, and the Texas abortion provider with all urgency in order to protect women and their babies from harm, and in the interest of justice.”
Newman has also sent letters to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi urging both Top Cops to aggressively pursue investigations into criminal referrals made in their states by the House Select Panel on Infant Lives.
In New Mexico, the University of New Mexico and a very late-term abortion business, Southwestern Women’s Options, have been accused of violating state and federal laws related to the sale of aborted baby remains and informed consent.
Southwestern Women’s Options, which is one of only five abortion facilities nationwide that openly conduct abortions throughout the third trimester of pregnancy, is the sole provider of aborted baby remains to UNM.
In a ghoulish admission included in the Select Panel’s final report, Dr. Paul Roth, Chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Dean of the School of Medicine publicly confessed that UNM had used brains of aborted babies for dissection by high school students at a summer camp.
In Florida, the Select Panel noted in its criminal referral of Presidential Women’s Center, an abortion business located in West Palm Beach, that it and its partner, Stem Express routinely violated FL. Stat. §873.05, which makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly sell, donate, transfer, or purchase fetal remains obtained from an abortion.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has acknowledged that an investigation is ongoing, but results of the investigation have not been forthcoming in over six months since the criminal referrals were made.
“By sending these letters to U.S. Attorney General Sessions and the two state attorneys general, we are trying to instill prosecutors with a sense of urgency,” said Newman. “The longer these investigations drag out, the longer women and their babies will be placed at risk, and the greater the potential that evidence of crimes will be covered up. We must demand that those who have broken the law be brought speedily to justice.”
Read the letters:
Newman to AG Sessions
Newman to NM AG Bladeras
Newman to FL AG Bondi

You can help!
Please contact the offices below and ask that the criminal referrals issued by the House Select Panel on Infant Lives and the Senate Judiciary Committee be fast-tracked for a speedy conclusion.

U.S. Attorney General Office of Public Affairs

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New Mexico Attorney General, Santa Fe Office

Phone Toll Free: 1-844-255-9210
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
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