Senator Ted Cruz wants autopsy to investigate how five full-term babies were killed in abortions

Senator Ted Cruz wants autopsy to investigate how five full-term babies were killed in abortions

Sen. Ted Cruz joined pro-life lawyers on Thursday to demand an investigation into the bodies of five late-aborted babies who may have been illegally murdered in Washington, D.C.

Pro-life advocates at the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) said they found the bodies of five late-aborted babies and more than 100 first-trimester aborted babies in boxes at the Washington Surgi-Clinic in late March. a Late-term abortion facility in Washington, DC

Agency. Questions about whether the five were illegally aborted through partial-birth abortion methods or were born alive and left to die to remain unanswered. However, Cruz said the Catholic News reports that the D.C. coroner recently agreed to a private autopsy.

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“We learned that a PAAU attorney has confirmed that the D.C. coroner has agreed to have a private pathologist examine the bodies of the five babies,” Cruz said. “This is a step in the right direction.”

The Texan Republican and pro-life attorneys announced at a press conference outside the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC, as they questioned why city and federal authorities had not conducted their investigations, according to the report.

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“On the face of it, the evidence, the remains of these five children strongly suggest a violation of the criminal law that, to date, the Attorney General [Merrick Garland] turns a blind eye because his political leanings tend in that direction,” Cruz said.

He also criticized the news media for critically scrutinizing pro-life lawyers for obtaining the babies’ bodies rather than the abortionist who killed them, CNA reports.

“Much of the media attention has been focused on the activists…. who obtained the bodies, not the abortionist who took the lives of these children; and not about the government officials in the District of Columbia and what they were doing with the remains and whether they were going to investigate,” Cruz continued.

PAAU director Terrisa Bukovinac thanked Cruz for his commitment to justice for the aborted babies.

“Senator Cruz and I both recognize the cruelty of late abortion and the critical need for immediate action,” Bukovinac said in a statement. “These babies that Lauren Handy found and I are likely victims of federal crimes at the hands of their killer Cesare Santangelo. It’s time for Merrick Garland to fulfill the duties of his office by investigating these deaths and holding their killer accountable.”

Pro-life leaders named the babies Ángel, Holly, Phoenix, Harriet, and Christopher X. They also said they called the 110 first-trimester aborted babies they found in boxes outside the abortion facility and gave them a funeral service and burial.

Here’s more from the report:

Father Bill Kuchinsky of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia previously told CNA that he had buried the other 110 aborted babies in a dignified manner.

The Washington Post reported on April 1 that D.C. officials said the city’s medical examiner would not perform autopsies on the five babies. D.C. Police Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict said at a news conference on March 31 that the five babies were “aborted by D.C. law.”

The pro-life organizations Students for Life, Americans United for Life, Rehumanize International, and Concerned Women for America also took part in the press conference.

Washington, DC, allows unborn babies to be aborted right up to birth for almost any reason, and the Washington Surgi-Clinic advertises abortions at “27 weeks gestation,” which is long past the point at which babies are viable outside the womb.

Years ago, in a Live Action undercover investigation, Santangelo admitted that he would “probably not” help a baby who survives an abortion, even though “we would be legally obligated to help”. He later retracted that statement in an interview with the Washington Post.

This spring, dozens of Congressional leaders demanded a federal investigation into the babies’ deaths. However, some expressed doubts that the U.S. Department of Justice will do anything, pointing out that pro-abortion Democrat officials with the Biden administration lead the agency.