Eagle traffickers indicted, Baby parts traffickers remain free

A big story came across the wires today out of South Dakota: 15 people were charged with trafficking of eagle parts and illegally selling them.

Federal officials in South Dakota said Monday that 15 people have been indicted for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds after a two-year undercover operation potentially involving hundreds of birds.

U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler said that officials expect “significant” additional federal charges in the case, which focused on trafficking of eagles and eagle parts and feathers for profit. Authorities said the case involves more than 100 eagles, a number that could climb as high as 250.

Seiler described one operation as basically a “chop-shop for eagles” in which eagle feathers were stuffed into garbage bags. He said it was clear that it was a moneymaking operation and that the feathers and eagle parts such as talons and beaks were treated as merchandise.

“There was no cultural sensitivity. There was no spirituality,” Seiler said. “There was no tradition in the manner in which these defendants handled these birds.”

This sounds horrible. The article goes on to describe that birds were mostly shot and then sold for parts.

Without taking away from the severity of what these traffickers did, it’s not hard to make the parallel case for those who have been publicly caught illegally trafficking the body parts of human babies. Remember the Center for Medical Progress videos? Let’s not forget that Planned Parenthood and their business partners treated the preborn babies and their body parts as merchandise, just as these eagle traffickers did to birds.

Another unwelcome parallel is the price of the what was being trafficked:

Fairbanks, 54, allegedly sold or traded eagle parts to an informant including a golden eagle head for $250, a trade involving about $5,400 of legal merchandise for eagle parts and selling two sets of eagle wings for $900. Rolince said that a whole eagle carcass would generally sell for between $1,000 and $1,200.

The indictment says Fairbanks in 2015 claimed he could acquire between 30 and 40 eagles by February 2016. Fairbanks also said in 2015 that he had 19 people in the Los Angeles area who wanted to buy “eagle feathers/parts” from him, according to the document.

How much did baby body parts go for? This is a chart from the Daily Signal, who compiled the numbers based on the reports from the Select Panel on Infant Lives, who investigated the baby parts for-profit scheme of Planned Parenthood and their partners.

And yet, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion vendor, who committed 323,999 abortions in their last year reported, remains fully funded by the U.S. Government to the tune of over half a billion dollar a year.

The U.S. Attorney General needs to prosecute Planned Parenthood immediately and Congress needs to keep their promise to defund Planned Parenthood. Sign a petition to defund PP at www.sockit2PP.com.

Baby Body Parts Massive Report Reveals Planned Parenthood’s Guilt

The Select Panel on Infant Lives released a comprehensive report today on their investigations into the fetal tissue trafficking issues over the past year. The report can be found here. We’ve listed all of the criminal referrals and a brief summary below but this only the tip of the iceberg.

The report is over 2,000 pages long, including all the supporting documents. More will undoubtedly be revealed. Our president, Kristan Hawkins, said this in summary of the report:

 “The strain running through the thousands of pages of reports from the Select Panel on Infant Lives is that Planned Parenthood and their business partners are far from the innocent parties they claim to be, that it was their every intention to make money off of the sale of the body parts of babies they aborted. They knew their consent forms were bogus, and they freely broke laws that put women in danger by illegally changing the abortion procedure to procure better organs to sell for money. The final report is heart-wrenching to read, extracting details about late-term abortionists who, like the infamous Kermit Gosnell, killed babies born alive after botched abortions.

 “It is our deepest hope that Planned Parenthood, StemExpress, their business partners, and these late-term abortionists be brought to swift justice by the immediate investigation and prosecution of the U.S. Department of Justice and various state Attorneys General to whom charges were referred. We also agree with the recommendation of the Select Panel that Planned Parenthood be immediately defunded of all taxpayer dollars and that the money be redirected to healthcare providers that do not commit abortions.”

This is a list of the criminal referrals released from the Select Panel on Infant Lives under the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which is contained in their comprehensive report:

  1. The Panel’s investigation revealed that StemExpress and “certain abortion clinics” were violating patient privacy rights under HIPAA for financial gain. A referral was made to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Referral letter here.
  1. The Panel also referred StemExpress to the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services for using invalid consent forms. Also, StemExpress was attempting to interest their customers in fetal baby body parts before an action abortion had taken place, which raise “serious concerns that there may have been coercion or undue influence upon the patient to consent to procurement.” Referral letter here.
  1. TheUniversity of New Mexico was found to have violated their state’s Anatomical Gift Act by receiving tissue from a late-term abortion facility, Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, NM. The matter was referred to the New Mexico Attorney General for further investigation and prosecution. Referral letter here.
  1. A supplemental referral to the New Mexico Attorney General was made that found that the Southwestern Women’s Options abortion facility and the University of New Mexico provided insufficient consent forms to at least one patient. Referral letter here.
  1. It was discovered that an abortion facility in Arkansas violated the law by selling aborted baby remains to StemExpress for profit. A referral was made to the Arkansas District Attorney. Referral letter here.
  1. The Panel’s investigation discovered that Presidential Women’s Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, violated the federal and state law though their relationship with StemExpress, which allowed it to illegally profit from the sale of aborted baby remains. The matter was referred to the Florida Attorney General. Referral letter here.
  1. After conducting a forensic analysis of the limited financial data submitted by StemExpress, the Select Panel found that it was violating federal law by profiting from the sale of aborted baby remains. Referrals were sent to the El Dorado, CA District Attorney and the U.S. Department of Justice. Referral letter here.
  1. DV Biologics, a tissue procurement company, was found to have been illegally trafficking aborted baby remains for profit and had failed to collect California sales taxes. The Orange County District Attorney has sued and the Select Panel made a supplemental referral. (Operation Rescue uncovered aquid pro quo relationship between the owners of DV Biologics and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who granted special favors to them.) Referral letter here.
  1. It was discovered that Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast broke the law when it sold aborted baby remains for profit to the University of Texas. Operation Rescue’s Texas attorney, Briscoe Cain, received evidence of this illegal conduct through a FOIA request and referred the evidence on to investigators. The Select Panel referred the case to the Texas Attorney General. Referral letter here.
  1. Advanced Bioscience Resources was found to have profited from the sale of aborted baby remains to “various universities.” A referral was made to the Riverside, CA District Attorney. Referral letter here.

11, 12. The Panel found gross violations of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act by a late-term abortionist in Texas whereby he killed babies born alive after botched abortions. The panel referred him for criminal prosecution to the Texas Attorney General (letter here) and the U.S. Department of Justice (letter here).

  1. The Panel found that StemExpress likely destroyed documents key to fetal tissue transfer and referred the matter to the U.S. Department of Justice. Referral letter here.
  1. The Panel found that at least four Planned Parenthood facilities in California and Novogenix violated the law by profiting off of the sale of baby body parts and referred them for criminal prosecution to the U.S. Department of Justice. Referral letter here.