The FBI has reportedly asked the Senate for unredacted documents obtained from abortion providers, which may signal an investigation into Planned Parenthood and other parties involved in the market for fetal tissue from abortions.
Neither the Federal Bureau of Investigation nor the Justice Department would comment. 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.
Two years later, Planned Parenthood is still maintaining the organization is not guilty of any wrongdoing, stating that after hearings and multiple investigations in multiple states nothing criminal has been found.
"These accusations are baseless, and a part of a widely discredited attempt to end access to reproductive health care at Planned Parenthood".
It is against the law to sell fetal tissue for profit.
Planned Parenthood, which insists it never violated the law, said it provided more than 3,000 pages of documents and several witnesses to the committee.
"Planned Parenthood strongly disagrees with the recommendations of the Senate Republican staff to refer this matter to the Justice Department, especially in light of the fact that investigations by three other Congressional committees, and investigations in 13 states including a Grand Jury in Texas, have all shown that Planned Parenthood did nothing wrong", said Dana Singiser, Vice President of Government Affairs for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), stated the FBI should conduct an investigation. "Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted baby body parts is the greatest human atrocity of our times and must finally be brought to justice under the law", he added. "Only a thorough investigation by the Justice Department will ensure that women and their unborn children are protected from the unsafe motivations behind this criminal conduct", she said.