In researching this matter, I was reminded that Santangelo was visited by pro-life activists in 2013, unbeknownst to him at the time. Lila Rose and her Live Action group have long been known for undercover stings of abortuaries, catching them flouting the law. A pregnant associate of Live Action conducted an interview with Santangelo and asked him what he would do if a baby he aborted survived the procedure. Santangelo said that he would not help such a child, admitting that he would violate the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. ABC published a report here.
In light of Live Action’s
efforts, Handy had reason to suspect that these babies were murdered via abortion
procedures that violated the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban and the Born-Alive
Infants Protection Act. She probably also hoped to give them a decent funeral, as opposed to letting them be incinerated by
Curtis Bay like so much garbage. After
prayer and consultation with other activists, she decided, through a lawyer, to
contact DC authorities to have them examine the babies’ bodies for violations
of the afore-mentioned federal laws.
notice that this letter was both emailed and mailed on March 29, 2022.
Label on box containing babies
|Letter asking for DC examination|
This was the same abortuary where Handy, along with eight other pro-life activists, conducted a rescue on October 22, 2020. The other eight are: Jonathan Darnel, 40, of Arlington, Virginia, Jay Smith, 32, of Freeport, New York; Paulette Harlow, 73, of Kingston, Massachusetts; Jean Marshall, 72, of Kingston, Massachusetts; John Hinshaw, 67, of Levittown, New York; Heather Idoni, 61, of Linden, Michigan; William Goodman, 52, of the Bronx, New York; and Joan Bell, 74, of Montague, New Jersey.
Last February, the Department of Justice convened a grand jury to review the “charges”, having sworn in the jury on February 15. The nine defendants received no notice of these proceedings. The DOJ filed the indictments on March 24 and only unsealed them on March 30, the date of the arrests. It is also the day after the DC authorities received Mr. Cooley’s email that detailed Handy's wish to hand over the babies for official examination. Isn’t that just the most convenient of coincidences?
At the time of their arrests, they were at their respective homes. The arrests took place between 5am and 8am. In other words, some of them were awakened to cops banging on their doors for a non-violent life-saving action of over a year ago. Father David Nix has video of one of the arrests: at gun-point, forcing some pro-lifers to their knees, etc. The Department of Justice statement can be viewed here.
The activists were released later in the day. As Handy returned to her DC home, she found that it was being raided by DC police. Mainstream media waxed predictably horrified over the bodies in Handy’s home, stating that the police were acting on an “anonymous tip”. Cooley’s letter, initiated by Handy herself, was that “anonymous tip”.
DC Police Executive Assist. Chief of Police Ashan M. Benedict told reporters Thursday "the fetuses appeared to have been aborted in accordance with D.C. law. There doesn't appear to be anything criminal about that — except for how they got into that house," Benedict said. My! Wasn’t that a lickety-split examination? In other words, “nothing to see here, folks! Move along.” Acting surprised regarding the babies at Handy’s home, Benedict’s nose appears to have grown an inch or two.
Handy and others did videos of the children before they were confiscated by the DC police. Live Action was given the videos, and affiliated physicians (including a former abortionist) examined them. They opine that illegal abortions may have been perpetrated on the children. More details are found at this site. Be warned, this site shows the violated bodies of these poor babies in detail.
Let’s cut to the chase and sum this up. The DC government, having received the email from Cooley, knew that they would be obliged to examine the bodies in accordance with Handy’s request. Being in the back pockets of the abortion industry in DC, they connived to discredit Handy. Knowing that Handy and others conducted a rescue at Santangelo’s one and a half years ago, and that the Department of Justice was sitting on an indictment of which the defendants were unaware, they worked with the DOJ and the FBI to act on that indictment to arrest Handy and the others. That served the purpose of getting Handy out of her home so that the DC police could conduct their raid. It gave credence to their narrative that Handy was surreptitiously keeping the babies in her home to paint her as an imbalanced “anti-choice extremist”, knowing full well that she intended to have the babies examined through legal channels. They wanted to give cover to Santangelo and to the abortion industry in general.
As for those poor babies, I suspect they will never receive a dignified funeral. Most likely they will wind up in some incinerator. By the way, Curtis Bay has drawn the ire of neighboring Dundalk residents for the putrid stenches that they put forth. Now Dundalk knows that they have been inhaling, among other things, the remains of murdered babies.
Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), an organization with which Lauren Handy is affiliated, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 5, at 11am at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. In that conference they will answer some questions:
· Where did the aborted babies come from?
· Did the Metropolitan Police Department test for oxygen in the lungs of these babies?
· Why did those arrested by the FBI choose Washington Surgi-Clinic for their protest?
· How were the fetal remains acquired?
· Who obtained the fetal remains?
· How many aborted fetuses were acquired in total, besides the five in police custody?
· What will happen to the remaining aborted fetuses (that have not been turned over to police)?
· Where are the fetuses now?
· What would have happened to these fetal remains had they not been recovered?
· What demands are the defendants, and those who obtained the aborted babies making of the Department of Justice?
· Who is Dr. Cesare Santangelo, and what is his role in the deaths of these children?
As soon as I am able to do so, I will post video of that press conference.