The issue of Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby parts for profit became a major issue this past summer when the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a series of videos revealing executives of the country’s largest abortion mill discussing and negotiating with prospective buyers (who were really actors). Ever since, pro-abortion advocates have been defending Planned Parenthood with claims that the videos were edited. One pro-abortion Senate candidate in California named Kamala Harris, who is presently the state’s Attorney General, ordered a raid of the home of CMP founder David Daleiden and seized videos that hadn’t yet been published.
Thanks to an investigation by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, a sub-group of the Energy and Commerce Committee, CMP may be vindicated. Chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), the committee held a hearing on Wednesday interviewing witnesses to determine, as their mission statement says, “whether abortion clinics and middleman businesses were making a profit from the transfer of human fetal tissue”
Prior to the meeting, however, the committee released documents that explain how the sales were made and seem to prove that baby parts were sold for profit.
According to the U.S law, it is illegal to sell human baby parts for a profit; 42 U.S. Code § 289g–2 reads:
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce.