Company Buying Aborted Baby Body Parts From Planned Parenthood: “We’re Proud” Of Doing It

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 17, 2015   |   12:05PM   |   Washington, DC

Earlier this week, the Center for Medical Progress has released a video of Planned Parenthood’s top doctor, Deborah Nucatola, discussing their negotiations with a business called Stem Express that purchases aborted babies’ body parts for experimentation.

As LifeNews reported, Dr. Nucatola tells actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company, StemExpress, that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts and is aware of their own liability for doing so. She also explains that some body parts, such as livers and heads, are much more popular and go for a higher price than other specimen.

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After considerable international outrage over the video, StemExpress took down its web site — putting it in “maintenance mode.”

Now, the web site is back up and anyone can purchase body parts from babies Planned Parenthood kills in abortions. The company apologizes for being down due to excessive traffic: “We apologize for our website being down for the last 24 hours. It was knocked offline by excessive traffic.”

The company also issued a statement defending its purchase and sale of body parts from aborted babies — saying it is justified for medical research purposes, eve though plenty of ethical alternatives are available that don’t involve killing people to heal people.

StemExpress is a small life sciences company that supports leading research institutions in the United States and internationally—including medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, and federal agencies—to provide stem cells and other human tissue critical to medical research. Cells produced by the physicians, scientists, medical technicians and nurses at StemExpress are currently used in research globally aimed at finding cures and treatments for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cardiac disease, and other significant medical conditions. StemExpress prides itself on complying with all laws. Written donor consent is required for any donation, including bone marrow, tissue of all types or blood.

We are proud of the role we play in helping the global research community as they strive to achieve medical breakthroughs to stamp out global disease and improve quality of life. Everything we provide is solely at the request of the nation’s and the world’s great research institutions.

Producing the isolated cells researchers need from donated tissues requires the development of complicated, often unique, research techniques using millions of dollars of scientific equipment. We are hopeful the events of the last few days will not diminish our efforts to support the research community or hinder our partners from continuing their important work.

In a flyer from Stem Express, they describe their business as “a multi-million dollar company that supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells and other clinical specimens to biomedical researchers.” Then they encourage organizations to pursue their business because they can help them implement programs that bring in financial profits. The Federalist points out that the Stem Express flyer even quotes a Planned Parenthood official who endorses their business.

StemExpress makes a considerable amount of money selling the aborted baby body parts. It sells fetal liver cells from anywhere between $488 to $24,250.


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