House Select Panel Holds Planned Parenthood Partner in Contempt

Sep 22, 2016

WASHINGTON – The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives approved a report yesterday recommending StemExpress, an organ procurement company, and its CEO, Cate Dyer, be held in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with "lawfully issued subpoenas." StemExpress was under investigation by the House Panel due to its financial and professional relationship with Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses.

Evidence released by the Center for Medical Progress last year indicated that Planned Parenthood illegally profited financially from the sale of aborted baby remains to StemExpress and other organ procurement organizations. The House Resolution Report details a pattern of deception and stonewalling employed by StemExpress that was used to stall an investigation by the House Panel.

In the continued fight against the sale of baby body parts, Liberty Counsel represents Sandra Merritt, the journalist subjected to a criminal indictment and lawsuit by Planned Parenthood for exposing the truth through undercover videos. Liberty Counsel defended Merritt in a criminal case filed in Texas and the state dismissed its baseless and frivolous criminal charges. Liberty Counsel also represents Merritt in a federal lawsuit Planned Parenthood filed against her in San Francisco, in which it claims that she and other pro-life activists are legally responsible for its loss of taxpayer funding and for $10 to $16 million in other losses. 

 "Planned Parenthood and StemExpress profit from aborted babies,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “It is human genocide. Period. This barbaric practice must be exposed. Planned Parenthood and StemExpress want to keep the public in the dark. They want to conceal their barbaric practices. They need to be held accountable,” said Staver.

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