Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter signed by 23 senators and 46 representatives to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding the Department of Justice investigate the deaths of preborn babies whose remains have been found in Washington D.C. Images have been widely circulated of the remains that suggest some of the babies may have undergone unlawful partial-birth abortions or possibly infanticide at the Washington Surgi-Clinic. Yet, the Metropolitan Police Department of D.C. has made the assumption that each preborn baby died as the result of a legal abortion.

In the letter, the members of Congress say in part, “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. We demand that you conduct a comprehensive investigation on the circumstances surrounding the deaths of each preborn baby.

“Alongside passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, Congress declared that ‘a moral, medical, and ethical consensus exists that the practice of performing a partial-birth abortion … is a gruesome and inhumane procedure that is never medically necessary and should be prohibited.

“We formally request that you direct the appropriate personnel at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate whether these preborn babies were aborted in violation of federal law.”

Of the effort Sen. Lee said, “Partial-birth abortion is a tragedy and a crime of the most gruesome nature. While local authorities bend to political pressure to protect abortion facilities from investigation, this bicameral group of sixty-nine members of Congress is committed to make sure the evidence is fully investigated and that any crimes are prosecuted. I am proud to lead this group in demanding justice be done.”

The full text of the letter can be read here.

Senator Lee is joined by the following members of Congress as co-signers:

Senators:

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS)

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Sen. James Risch (R-ID)

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)

Representatives:

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)

Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI)

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC)

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO)

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)

Rep. Larry Buschon (R-IN)

Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN)

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC)

Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA)

Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX)

Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA)

Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS)

Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-IA)

Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-ID)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Rep. Bob Good (R-VA)

Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ)

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS)

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD)

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)

Rep. Ronny L. Jackson (R-TX)

Rep. John Joyce (R-PA)

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)

Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI)

Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV)

Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL)

Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)

Rep. Steven M. Palazzo (R-MS)

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA)

Rep. Thomas P. Tiffany (R-WI)

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)

Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL)

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