(Natural News) Federal authorities are trying to figure out what to do with a mass of aborted baby body parts they recently discovered at a biotechnology firm in Michigan, the owner of which is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for deceiving customers about infected human remains.
International Biological Inc., located in Detroit, is a biotech firm that deals in human remains for research purposes, so it’s to be expected that human body parts will be present within its walls. But investigators believe that the remains of four second-trimester babies they discovered may have been collected from abortion procedures in violation of the law.
Arthur Rathburn, the owner of International Biological, and the man currently serving prison time for other crimes, recently had his offices and warehouses raided, during which agents identified the body parts of these tiny infants. None of this was mentioned during Rathburn’s trial, and now that it’s over, authorities are wondering what to do with the remains.
“FBI evidence lockers and freezers now contain the gruesome evidence, an undisclosed number of bodies, heads, arms, legs, organs, torsos, and apparently, fetuses,” local news outlet, MLive.com reported.
“Officials haven’t said what will happen with those human remains, but on Tuesday, June 5, federal prosecutors filed a request for a court order to cremate the body parts and return ashes to the respective families.”
When he was still in business, Rathburn reportedly rented out body parts that were infected with diseases like HIV, hepatitis, and sepsis, as well as illegally transporting hazardous materials to at least 140 clients between the years of 2000 and 2013. And for this crime he is now paying the price of justice. But many are wondering whether he might deserve an even harsher punishment for potentially having obtained baby fetal tissue illegally.
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