US Department of Justice seeks documents on fetal tissue transfers

US Department of Justice seeks documents on fetal tissue transfers

Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking member Sen.

"The Department of Justice appreciates the offer of assistance in obtaining these materials, and would like to request the Committee provide unredacted copies of records contained in the report, in order to further the department's ability to conduct a thorough and comprehensive assessment of that report based on the full range of information available", Boyd wrote in the letter sent Thursday, Dec. 7, cited Fox. "We understand that a resolution from the Senate may be required if the Department were to use any of the unredacted materials in a formal legal proceeding, such as a grand jury".

The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a federal investigation into practices of Planned Parenthood and the claims that it illegally sold fetal tissue, say media reports.

"We can confirm the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) of FBI Headquarters received your referrals and sent them to the relevant FBI field offices for review and whatever action is deemed appropriate", the FBI's Gregory Brower wrote to Grassley in June.

Both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives conducted expansive investigations into Planned Parenthood and its partners in the biomedical procurement industry.

The Daily Beast is reporting that the Department of Justice, under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is taking steps to investigate Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortion in the United States.

Grassley, the Republican chairman of the committee, in releasing the report in December 2016, called on the Department of Justice to investigate and possibly prosecute Planned Parenthood and companies involved in fetal tissue transfers.

The Justice Department is looking into Planned Parenthood's practices related to human fetal tissue, according to a letter obtained by CNN. Planned Parenthood said in a statement, "These accusations are baseless, and a part of a widely discredited attempt to end access to reproductive health care at Planned Parenthood".

California authorities criminally charged two anti-abortion activists this year, accusing them of filming Planned Parenthood workers without their consent when they made the videos for the Center for Medical Progress.

"Taxpayers should not be forced to fund a corporation that commits over 320,000 abortions every year and is now under investigation by the Justice Department and FBI for the sale of baby body parts", she said.