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Ted Cruz asks DC to perform an autopsy on the remains of 5 unborn fetuses found in a house near the Capitol


Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is calling on authorities in Washington, DC to preserve the remains of five unborn fetuses recently discovered by police at a home a few blocks from the US Capitol.

Cruz sent a letter Friday to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee III suggesting the fetuses “may have been murdered or aborted in violation of federal law.” He wants the evidence preserved for possible criminal investigation and congressional oversight.

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“It appears that the Metropolitan Police Department has assumed the cause and nature of these children’s deaths without investigation,” Cruz wrote in his letter. “It has recently come to my attention that the DC government may cremate the bodies of these five children without conducting an investigation, performing an autopsy, and providing these children with a proper and respectful burial.”

Ted Cruz asks DC to perform an autopsy on the remains of 5 unborn fetuses found in a house near the CapitolSenator Ted Cruz, R-Texas Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Cruz sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

He also asked the police and the mayor to “direct the DC Medical Examiner to perform an autopsy on each of the bodies of these five children, consistent with the type of method and detail that would be conducted in a murder investigation.” .

The request comes after DC found five fetuses in a Capitol Hill home on March 31 where an anti-abortion activist was staying. Authorities at the time determined that the fetuses were aborted according to DC law, according to Fox 5 DC.

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The discovery came the same day investigators were at home to arrest anti-abortion activist Lauren Handy in connection with a federal indictment that alleges Handy and eight others tried to stop patients to enter an abortion clinic in DC on Oct. 22, 2020, the news station reported.

Ted Cruz asks DC to perform an autopsy on the remains of 5 unborn fetuses found in a house near the CapitolAn anti-abortion protester protests outside the Supreme Court building on the day of hearing arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, in Washington, United States, on December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Handy and Terrisa Bukovinac are members of Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising and at a press conference on Tuesday they claimed the five fetuses were part of a total of 115 fetuses the group obtained from medical waste from a clinic in Washington, DC, according to USA Today.

They said they asked the driver of the medical waste company if they could take one of the biohazard boxes loaded onto his truck. The company has denied these allegations.

Ted Cruz asks DC to perform an autopsy on the remains of 5 unborn fetuses found in a house near the CapitolAnti-abortion activists take part in the 49th annual March for Life as they march past the United States Supreme Court on January 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. The rally draws activists from across the country calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade who legalized abortion nationwide. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising has asked police to investigate the remains for evidence of federally illegal late-term abortions. Already 23 House and Senate Republicans have sent a similar letter urging DC authorities to investigate the deaths of unborn children.

“Based on the evidence collected at the time of recovery and photos that have been shared publicly, these five children appear to have grown well beyond the point of viability and likely underwent very painful abortion procedures, although that without an autopsy, it is not known how each child died,” the letter reads.

DC police and the mayor’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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