Democratic Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser accused a pro-life activist of “tampering with fetal remains,” failing to acknowledge calls from legislators for police to carry out autopsies on the bodies of aborted children recovered from a DC abortion center. The D.C. Mayor referenced Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) member Lauren Handy, who the FBI apprehended and prosecuted (together with 8 others) recently for “obstructing patients and providers of a reproductive health services facility” in October 2020.
Bowser called this “extremist anti-abortion activity” in a letter to Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford. He had led lawmakers in calling on the D.C. Mayor and the Department of Justice previously today to carry out autopsies on the bodies of 5 aborted children that PAAU has actually stated they obstructed when the center was trying to send out the fetal stays to Curtis Bay Medical Waste Facility.
“In response to your letter of April 5, 2022, regarding the indictment of Lauren Handy of the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising for extremist anti-abortion activity in the District of Columbia in 2020, and relatedly, her claim of responsibility for tampering with fetal remains as reported last week, we refer your questions to the United States Department of Justice,” Bowser said in a Friday response to Lankford obtained by The Daily Wire.
“The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is in consultation with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia on both matters,” she said. “The above referenced indictment and Ms. Handy’s claim of responsibility for March 30, 2022, and MPD’s discoveries are, potentially, serious violations of federal law.”
“The investigation is ongoing,” she added.
Bowser’s workplace has actually not reacted to numerous ask for remark from reporters.
“Mayor Bowser’s letter comes just after her endorsement from pro-abortion extremist group Emily’s List as she pursues re-election,” Handy told The Daily Wire on Saturday morning.
“The mayor and her pro-abortion collaborators view me as a problem that they can quickly sweep away just like they do to so many others in the DC community,” she added. “Despite these attacks I will continue to defend the unborn, the houseless, and all people in the margins.”
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) likewise sent out a letter Friday to the Department of Justice and the FBI requiring an examination into whether the abortions carried out on the preterm children broke the law.
“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.,” the Republicans wrote in a letter, exclusively obtained by The Daily Wire, sent Friday to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“We demand that you conduct a comprehensive investigation on the circumstances surrounding the deaths of each preborn baby,” they added.
D.C. police have not only said that the children were aborted lawfully but likewise suggested that the possibly criminal part of the occurrence is how the aborted infant bodies were acquired. The country’s capital does not have any specific law that prohibits abortion at any point, successfully enabling abortions through 9 months of pregnancy.
The Daily Wire reported that they “went to Washington Surgi Clinic on Thursday, where clinic workers denied that Dr. Cesare Santangelo was in the building (though the waiting room was full of patients and The Daily Wire spoke with a woman undergoing an abortion) and refused to answer any questions.”
H/T The Daily Wire