By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
US Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Wednesday that the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives discovered evidence that StemExpress and the Planned Parenthood abortion clinics appear to have violated the HIPAA privacy rule and Institutional Review Board regulations. There also is evidence that they appear to have pressured women into consenting to donate their aborted babies’ body parts, Blackburn said.
Blackburn is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the potential violations.
“The key to understanding the HIPAA and consent violations that we’ve referred to HHS is that there’s a business contract between StemExpress and the abortion clinics under which both sides make a profit from the baby body parts inside the young woman’s womb,” Blackburn said. “The contract changes the way both entities view the young woman: her baby is now a profit-center. This betrayal of a young woman’s trust should disgust us all. It takes financial advantage, obtains consent through coercion, and deceives the woman, all in violation of federal privacy laws.”
I'm sure this was in the mainstream media and we just missed it.
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