Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Smith lead letter demanding AG Garland investigate whether federal crimes were committed by a DC abortionist after grisly discovery of five dead babies
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland today 69 Members of Congress demanded that AG Garland investigate whether federal crimes were committed by a DC abortionist after the grisly discovery of five dead babies.
Led by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), the letter states: “We are gravely concerned by allegations brought forward that suggest a preborn baby underwent a partial birth abortion at the Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C. We demand that you conduct a comprehensive investigation on the circumstances surrounding the deaths of each preborn baby.
“Alongside passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, Congress declared that ‘a moral, medical, and ethical consensus exists that the practice of performing a partial-birth abortion … is a gruesome and inhumane procedure that is never medically necessary and should be prohibited.
“We formally request that you direct the appropriate personnel at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate whether these preborn babies were aborted in violation of federal law.”
“Photos that have been publicly shared (and are enclosed in this letter) suggest that some of these babies may have been victims of partial-birth abortion or infanticide,” the lawmakers wrote.
In the letter, the lawmakers cited neonatologist Dr. Kendra Kolb, who estimated that one preborn baby girl is “somewhere between 28-30 weeks gestational age, with evidence of deep lacerations to the posterior neck which presumably correlates to the method of abortion used to end her life.”
Earlier this week, Smith joined 22 members of Congress in sending a letter to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Robert Contee demanding an autopsy on the preborn babies. Neither Bowser nor Contee has yet to respond.