A Boulder, Colorado, abortionist has castigated a select committee in Congress investigating the sale of baby body parts for identifying him in its review of Planned Parenthood and other operators.
But the letter, to Boulder Abortion Clinic operator Warren Hern from Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., chairwoman of the by the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, was sent to him privately.
It was in his full-page newspaper ad that his complaint about being identified with the investigation appeared.
“You and your Republican Party are vigorously allied with a violent terrorist movement that threatens the lives of women, their families, and health care workers,” he stated in his Denver Post ad purchase.
“As part of this sham ‘investigation,’ your letter to me and letters to other physicians constitute a program of target identification for anti-abortion assassins. You can deny this, but it is a fact.
“Your ‘investigation’ is legislative harassment that endangers our lives. The blood of any of us who are assassinated is on your hands,” he wrote. “In fact, your Select Investigative Panel is a callous, delusional witch hunt that is very much in the tradition of Republican abuse of power most hideously exemplified by Joseph McCarthy sixty-five years ago in his rampage of destruction of lives and reputations.”
The prolife activist group Operation Rescue cited Hern’s claims of “persecution.”
“Hern’s crazed and disrespectful tirade against the Select Panel’s investigation was filled with hysteria, abusive attacks, and outright falsehoods. In my opinion, it reveals Hern’s tendency toward megalomania and his fantasy that he is above the law,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Sane, stable people don’t act like that.”
Hern includes a rebuke to Congress for not addressing him by professional titles, and he accuses Congress of using the “vicious, despicable” and “grotesque” propaganda term “abortionist.”
“Hern demands respect for himself, but fails to see his own hateful and hypocritical rhetoric as the verbal abuse it is against elected members of Congress. His rudeness and arrogance are beyond belief, and it is my opinion that his abusive attitude makes him a danger to the public,” Newman said.
At one point, Hern charges: “Your clear and unabashed purpose is to obstruct women seeking abortions, to control their lives, and to crush physicians who help them. You are using the coercive power of the state to impose your own religious and partisan beliefs upon those who do not share them. This is the antithesis of American society and constitutional democracy. We fought the American Revolution to rid ourselves of this oppressive, pestilential and authoritarian practice. Did you know that? Look it up.”
OR reported the ad includes “several conspiracy theories” that are “truly eyebrow raising.”
“He complained that the Select Panel had deliberately instigated physical violence against him by seeking information for their investigation,” OR reported.
The report said: “In reality, Hern has done much more than anyone else to proudly identify himself as a very late-term abortion provider. Most people would not be aware that he even received a subpoena if not for his full-page ad in the Denver Post.”
A spokesman for the Select Committee told WND, “Given Dr. Hern’s past public statements, his practice is a legitimate area of inquiry for our panel.”
The U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives was established more than a year ago when a hidden-camera investigation revealed Planned Parenthood executives negotiating for higher prices for the body parts of unborn babies. The probe caught them explaining how they could adjust their abortion procedures to save the parts that purchasers wanted.
Planned Parenthood executive Mary Gatter famously told the undercover investigators during negotiations that she wanted to be able to buy a Lamborghini.
The problem is that profiting off the sale of baby body parts or adjusting abortion procedures to accommodate them violate federal law.
The congressional panel already has been looking into the activities of StemExpress, a California company that formerly bought baby body parts from Planned Parenthood and its chief officer, Cate Dyer.
The panel was assigned by Congress to investigate the evidence from the undercover videos.
The investigation focuses on the videos released throughout 2015 by the Center for Medical Progress.
WND reported in September the congressional panel was considering a contempt citation after Dyer and StemExpress proved uncooperative in the investigation.
One of the videos showed Dyer admitting Planned Parenthood sells fully intact aborted babies.
In the first undercover video released by CMP, Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood commented on crushing babies.
“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact,” she said.
See the first video:
In the second video, Planned Parenthood’s Mary Gatter discussed how her compensation for organs could rise when she said, “I want a Lamborghini.”
See her comments:
The fifth video released shows Melissa Farrell of Planned Parenthood’s Houston clinic discussing “intact fetal cadavers”:
The seventh video has the testimony of a Planned Parenthood worker who tapped an aborted infant’s heart and saw it start beating.