Crime Scene Van Spotted at FL Abortion Clinic

Feb 7, 2018

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene unit was parked yesterday at Presidential Women’s Center (PWC), an abortion facility located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Susan Pine, a pro-life sidewalk counselor who has previously been represented by Liberty Counsel, saw a uniformed officer enter the center with paperwork in hand. Pine reports that the abortion facility’s medical director, Daniel Sacks, was at the clinic during the Crime Scene unit’s visit. Former Attorney General Eric Holder in the Obama administration filed a federal lawsuit against Pine in 2009 under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances law seeking to prevent her from being on a public sidewalk. After a couple years defending against this frivolous lawsuit, the federal court chastised the Obama Department of Justice and ordered it to pay over $100,000 in attorney’s fees to Liberty Counsel. This is the same abortion clinic under investigation.

PWC, which conducts abortions up to 22.5 weeks gestation, was referred to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi by the House Select Investigative Committee on Infant Lives on November 30, 2016, due to its suspected involvement in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby organs and tissue. Bondi’s office confirmed to Pine that the abortion business was indeed under “criminal review” on February 17, 2017. However, it is unclear if the Crime Scene officer’s visit to PWC had any connection to the baby parts trafficking investigation.

 PWC is a member of the National Abortion Federation, an association of abortion businesses that sued members of the Center for Medical Progress to block the release of undercover videos that implicated it and Planned Parenthood in crimes related to the illegal sale of aborted baby remains. Liberty Counsel’s client, Sandra Merritt, is one of the two journalists that produced those undercover videos.

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