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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and city officials have still failed to respond to requests to launch an investigation into the deaths of the five brutally murdered late-term babies discovered by pro-life activists late last month outside a notorious downtown abortion facility.

The silence from top D.C. officials comes in spite of continued media inquiries and requests from Republican lawmakers and pro-life advocates, who have demanded that authorities look into whether D.C. abortionist Cesare Santangelo violated federal law by killing the viable infants via illegal partial-birth abortions or infanticide.

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Mallory Carroll, vice president of communications at the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, told the Daily Wire in a statement that she believes it’s “unconscionable that D.C. authorities refuse to investigate the gruesome deaths of five late-term aborted babies discovered in our nation’s capital.”

“Their deaths, which have garnered national media attention, may well have involved the commission of federal crimes,” Carroll added. “Conducting an immediate, thorough autopsy is the least we can do to honor these children and the law.”

To date, the Metropolitan Police of D.C. have refused to pursue a criminal investigation, instead declaring that the babies’ deaths were the result of lawful abortions. Officials have stated that they will not pursue autopsies of the infants.

Those demanding “Justice for the Five” have called on local municipal authorities as well as federal agencies to investigate the babies’ brutal deaths.

On April 5, 23 Republican congressmen signed on to a letter addressed to Mayor Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III asking for a full investigation into the matter.

Just three days later, 69 lawmakers, including 23 senators and 46 representatives, addressed a letter to the Biden administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ), headed by Attorney General Merrick Garland, to demand that the FBI and DOJ “conduct a comprehensive investigation on the circumstances surrounding the deaths of each preborn baby.”

The same day, pro-life advocates from several groups rallied outside the D.C. medical examiner’s office to demand justice for the aborted children.

Catholic University professor Michael New told LifeSiteNews during the rally that this is “the first time in a long time we really do have evidence of criminal misconduct on the part of the abortion industry.”

According to New, there is reason to believe that at least one of the babies was the victim of a partial-birth abortion and some may have been killed after they were born, in violation of federal law.

However, Mayor Bowser and D.C. authorities have continued to stonewall lawmakers and pro-lifers despite continued pleas for authorities to at least investigate the gruesome deaths of the infants.

On Friday, in response to a request from Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma to investigate the babies’ deaths, Bowser instead chose to rebuke pro-life activist Lauren Handy — in whose home the remains of the five babies were found — while declining to direct authorities to look into how the babies died.

According to Bowser, Handy is guilty of “extremist anti-abortion activity” for her involvement in an October 2020 “traditional rescue” in which she and eight other pro-lifers blocked access to an abortion facility. Last month, the FBI raided Handy’s home and arrested her for “federal civil rights offenses” connected with the 2020 rescue.

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While refusing to investigate the horrific deaths of the murdered infants, the D.C. mayor argued that Handy’s involvement in recovering the bodies of the aborted babies, along with blocking the abortion facility two years ago, are “potentially serious violations of federal law.”