One against abortion zealot is under investigation after five fetuses found in her home last week offered a strange explanation for Tuesday’s gruesome find: fetusShe claims, is among more than 100 others recovered at a abortion clinic in Washington.
So far, only five fetuses have actually been recovered by police. And the story was quickly and vigorously contested by a company that led to controversy erupting after fringe activist, Lauren Handy, was arrested last week for blocking people seeking services at a discovery clinic pregnancy in DC.
At a crowded news conference on Tuesday, activists – including Randall Terry, founder of the radical anti-abortion group Operation Rescue – said they wanted to set a record for fetuses that have caused a stir. country last week.
Handy, the group’s operations director for Progressive Anti, said: “In the five days they were under my care, 115 victims of abortion violence had funerals for their baptized babies and 110 who… was duly buried in a private cemetery. – Abortion uprising.
Handy testified that on March 25, she and Terrisa Bukovinac, the founder and chief executive officer of her group, went to Washington Surgi-Clinic to protest against abortion. There, they said, they found a truck driver carrying medical waste and asked him if they could take one of the crates he was loading outside, arguing that they were full. “dead children” and promised to give them “a proper burial.”
The driver’s owner, Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services, denied the group’s account, saying staff took three bins from the reproductive wellness center and delivered them to the group’s incineration facility. “Curtis Bay employees did not deliver any of these packages to PAAU or other third parties and any allegations made otherwise are untrue,” the company said. added in a statement.
After what she described as a mass “burial” at an undisclosed location, Handy claimed she had finally “arranged for a medical examination to pick up” the five fetuses, accusing them of having pre-existing conditions. wound consistent with a violent crime. Both Handy and Bukovinac said they had even tried unsuccessfully to find a private pathologist for prenatal care. The medical examiner’s office did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.
The incident comes after the Metropolitan Police Department told The Daily Beast that an officer discovered five fetuses while responding to advice “regarding potentially biohazardous materials” at home. by Handy last Wednesday. Police declined to comment further on Handy and the group’s latest allegations this week, but reiterated that the case is “still under active investigation.”
Assistant police executive Ashan Benedict confirmed in a press conference that the fetuses “have been aborted under DC law” and that authorities “are not investigating this case in those ways.”
DC’s story unfolds as far-right activists and lawmakers across the country wage the war for abortion rights, successfully overcoming extreme restrictions on access in states like Texas and Mississippi. On Tuesday, a new measure that aims to make almost any abortion a felony wiped out the state legislature in Oklahoma.
Handy was outside her home when officers brought out the coolers containing the fetuses last week. Although she declined to comment in detail, she said WUSA9“People will freak out when they hear it.”
The fetal discovery took place on the same day Handy was indicted along with 8 other people anti-abortion protesters after allegedly infiltrating a DC medical center and streaming it on Facebook in 2020. Handy pleaded not guilty to the charges this week.