Justice Department Investigating Planned Parenthood for Fetal Tissue Sales

Fox News broke the story yesterday that the Justice Department is launching an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s purported sale of fetal tissue:

“In a letter first obtained by Fox News, Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd formally requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, the same panel that led the congressional probe into the women’s health organization

“‘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.”

The Committee’s full report, the unredacted version of which the FBI has requested, can be found here: https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-refers-planned-parenthood-fetal-tissue-procurement-organizations-fbi.

Both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees took up the issue of whether Planned Parenthood engages in illegal fetal tissue sales in 2015, shortly after investigative videos from undercover activists alleging so went viral.