The FBI confirmed it received the Senate Judiciary Committee’s referral of eight organizations for investigation due to their involvement in the illegal fetal tissue trade. But officials won’t say whether the agency has opened an investigation, citing FBI policy against such disclosures.
Gregory Brower, the FBI’s assistant director for the Office of Congressional Affairs, responded to an inquiry by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in a letter dated April 24 and obtained by Breitbart News.
“We can confirm the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) of FBI Headquarters received your referrals and sent them to the relevant FBI field offices for review and whatever action is deemed appropriate,” Brower wrote. —S.G.
U.S. District Judge David Hale’s ruling handed a victory to the American Civil Liberties Union in their suit on behalf of the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville.
Kentucky also faces an ongoing lawsuit from the abortion center over the state’s claim it doesn’t meet current hospital transfer agreement requirements. —S.G.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced last week he plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling against a state law banning abortion on the basis of race, sex, or disability such as Down syndrome.
“A federal judge has cleared the path for genetic discrimination that once seemed like science fiction,” Hill told The Indianapolis Star.
U.S. District Judge Tonya Pratt blocked the law with a permanent injunction last month after temporarily suspending it following a challenge from Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. —S.G.
A federal judge ruled Friday against a Florida law that requires groups that refer for abortion to register with the state and provide women with details on abortion procedures and alternatives.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle’s ruling handed a victory to three pro-abortion individuals and the Palm Beach chapter of the National Organization for Women. —S.G.