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Prolife coalition of 35 groups sends letter to House Leadership asking them to stop DC medical examiner from destroying ‘potential evidence of infanticide’

by | Feb 7, 2024

By Dave Andrusko

The Washington Examiner reported earlier today that a coalition of 35 pro-life groups, including National Right to Life, has written to Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and Majority Leader Steve Scalise imploring them not to allow the pro-abortion Biden administration to dispose of five aborted babies found outside the Foggy Bottom Washington Surgi-Clinic two years ago.

“Despite multiple calls from members of the House and Senate to investigate what activists believe to be evidence of partial-birth abortion or infanticide, both of which are illegal under federal law, district authorities and the Department of Justice have largely avoided addressing the deaths,” according to Breccan F. Thies.

On Monday, “a report from the Daily Signal detailed how the Department of Justice reportedly advised the medical examiner to discard the bodies without examination or autopsy to confirm if illegal abortions had taken place,” Thies reported.

The babies’ remains “were discovered by members of the group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, which signed the letter.”

The letter begins

We are alarmed by reports that the Biden administration has told the Washington, D.C. Medical Examiner’s office that the administration has no further use for the bodies of the five babies who have become known in the pro-life community as the “D.C. Five.” The Medical Examiner’s office has informed Thomas More Society Senior Counsel Martin Cannon that it will dispose of the bodies this Friday, February 9, 2024, unless a court intervenes.

“Destroying evidence is a grave threat to the rule of law, and it is another tragic chapter in the Biden DOJ’s sad history of having two justice systems,” Sen. Ted Cruz told the Washington Examiner. “The Medical Examiner should reject the DOJ’s lawless order to destroy evidence and instead conduct a proper investigation into whether these late-term abortions violated the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, or, at minimum, allow for an autopsy by an outside group.”

Rep. Chris Smith, Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, told the Washington Examiner, “Under absolutely no circumstances should the DC Medical Examiner discard the bodies of the five innocent children whose lives were taken in such a barbaric manner.”

He added, “If the DOJ [Department of Justice] is not going to fulfill its duty to investigate the potential federal crimes committed against these child victims, then Congress should immediately take up its own investigation and demand the preservation of evidence.” He continued, “When they were alive, these babies deserved to be treated with respect and compassion. Now, after their violent slaughter, justice must be tenaciously pursued with a thorough investigation into the details surrounding their brutal deaths — no cover ups!”

The 35 signatories wrote “We call on the House of Representatives to immediately intervene to demand these bodies are not discarded before the proper autopsies and investigations have occurred. Additionally, we urge Members of Congress to offer their voice to speak out about the five innocent unborn children whose lives were brutally taken just three miles from the House chamber.”