UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th. It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...
April 28, 2017
Senate committee to FBI, DOJ: answer our criminal referral of Planned Parenthood by May 8
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has re-referred Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue vendors to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI for investigation and possible prosecution, asking the government to respond by May 8.
The Committee's findings must be "given proper consideration," its letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey said. It noted that because the report was issued during a time of presidential transition, "Justice Department personnel and enforcement priorities were likely in flux."