February 20, 2024

DC Medical Examiner Will Not Immediately Destroy Baby Bodies

FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL: The D.C. Medical Examiner won’t instantly destroy the our bodies of “The Five” aborted babies recovered from an abortion clinic within the nation’s capital, The Daily Signal has discovered.

The Daily Signal has seen emails between the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the American Center for Law & Justice wherein the health worker’s workplace stated it won’t be disposing of the infant our bodies on Friday, as pro-life activists and conservative lawmakers had feared.

The health worker didn’t give the ACLJ a brand new timeline for the infants’ destruction nevertheless it did confer with a protracted queue of individuals and organizations who’ve been making calls for on the health worker, such because the slew of lawmakers who’ve demanded that OCME retain the infant stays.

Rod Adams, the final counsel for the OCME, didn’t reply to a number of requests for remark concerning the information on Friday.

The ACLJ, which has been working to cease the disposal of the infant stays, stated in a launch that it contacted D.C. one closing time on Friday to tell officers that it deliberate to file an emergency writ of mandamus on behalf of its shoppers, the Rev. Patrick Mahoney and his spouse, Katie Mahoney.

That would have pressured D.C. officers to “follow the law and allow for the proper burial of these babies,” the ACLJ stated in a launch.

“We are pleased that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner acknowledged our clients’ statutorily vested right, along with others, under §3-413 as a volunteer next of kin for the purposes of burying these babies,” the ACLJ informed The Daily Signal in an announcement on Friday. “We are confident now that the statutory duty to not cremate these bodies has been triggered and we appreciate OCME’s expedient response to our application for the Mahoneys.”

“As the situation continues to evolve, we stand ready to take any legal action necessary,” the group added.

Its launch emphasised that the Friday information means “we were successful in preventing the Biden [Justice Department] and D.C. from destroying the evidence of potential crimes and from simultaneously blocking the honoring of these young lives with a proper burial.”

The ACLJ launch added: “The D.C. government also indicated to us that they will respond to Congress’ demands. We continue to hope that D.C. will in fact conduct a formal investigation into these babies’ deaths.”

The information comes after Republicans, together with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Reps. Chip Roy of Texas, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Pat Fallon of Texas, led their colleagues in calling on D.C. officers to cease the disposal of the infant stays.

Their requires motion adopted carefully after The Daily Signal’s late Monday report revealing that Thomas More Society lawyer Martin Cannon “got a call from the OCME indicating that the DOJ has advised them that there is no reason to keep those babies anymore.”

Those infants have been allegedly aborted at Washington Surgi-Clinic by abortionist Cesare Santangelo. The OCME has had these infants’ stays in its possession for nearly two years now. Pro-lifers suspect the infants could have been illegally aborted in violation of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act or the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.

Cannon is representing pro-life activist Lauren Handy, who faces costs of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Handy says the infants symbolize necessary proof in defending her from the DOJ’s costs.

The health worker’s workplace denied to The Daily Signal that it has been in touch with the DOJ, however has refused to handle requests for additional remark. The DOJ declined to remark in any respect. Cannon insists that his story is true.

Emily Erin Davis, vice chairman of communications for Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, informed The Daily Signal in a Friday afternoon assertion that “the Biden Admin has stated their unwillingness to investigate this potential federal abortion crime and has told the DC Medical Examiner they have no need for the bodies of the five mangled children.”

“We call on Congress to step in now,” she added. “The D.C. Five babies may have been unwanted but they are not unworthy of investigation. The very same politicians that pretend to champion women and human rights are silent as mangled victims of their limitless abortion polices are thrust before their very eyes. The speak no, hear no and see no evil approach is being fully deployed against our most vulnerable members of society. Members of Congress with agency must stand up and demand an investigation.”

The X, previously Twitter, press account of Roy additionally tweeted Friday: “This is a welcome development. We are so grateful for the work of @ACLJ, @PAAUNOW & everyone in the pro-life movement to prevent this evidence from being destroyed so that justice can be sought [for] these children. Their lives mattered. The fight continues.”

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