University of Minnesota Caught Buying Aborted Baby Body Parts for Research

State   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Sep 30, 2015   |   7:12PM   |   Minneapolis, MN

Earlier this month, documentation surfaced showing that the University of Minnesota purchased aborted babies’ organs for research, including a 16-24 week fatal pancreas, a 16-22 week fetal lung, a second trimester fetal liver and thymus. Alpha News reports that Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) sent them copies of purchase orders between them and the University after they noticed that the school lists the organ harvesting company as a vender.

ABR, like Stem Express, harvests and sells aborted babies for research and has been doing so longer than any other entity. Shockingly, the University of Minnesota has had some sort of agreement with the company since 2008.

As LifeNews previously reported, Planned Parenthood claims their facilities in the state do not participate in any organ “donation; however, in the ninth video released by The Center for Medical Progress, the Procurement Manager for ABR said her firm purchases aborted babies from clinics “in San Diego, in Oregon, in Minnesota, and soon we will be starting in New Jersey and Philadelphia.”

Although the ABR manager doesn’t call out Planned Parenthood by name, it is definitely possibly they are lying about their organ harvesting negotiations in the state. Unfortunately, Minnesota Gov. Dayton has refused to launch an investigation into Planned Parenthood even though sixty-five state legislators have urged him to do so. He said, “As far as I’m concerned there’s no basis for an investigation at taxpayer expense into a private nonprofit organization that has stated they don’t engage in those practices here in Minnesota.”


The information regarding the University of Minnesota using aborted babies in research follows reports showing that other publicly funded universities in the U.S. have done the same, such as Colorado State University and the University of Wisconsin. In 2013, Colorado State University purchased fetal body parts from Planned Parenthood’s flagship abortion facility in San Jose, California via StemExpress.  In total, nine specimens were harvested from eight different aborted babies killed in abortions at that Planned Parenthood clinic and the purchase order reveals CSU bought two body parts, including an aborted baby’s liver.

In Wisconsin, the Dean of the University of Wisconsin’s health school defended the school’s decision to buy aborted baby body parts for research. According to a 2012 report, Dr. Shannon C. Kenney of UW’s McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research used human fetal livers and thymus tissue from Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) for some of the University’s latest research. The report explains, “Human fetal thymus and liver tissue of gestational ages 17 weeks to 20 weeks were obtained from Advanced Bioscience Resource…. The recipient mice…[were] implanted with fetal thymus and liver fragments under the recipient kidney capsule after irradiation.”

The report was published in the Journal of Virology and titled, “An EBV Mutant with Enhanced BZLF1 Expression Causes Lymphomas with Abortive Lytic EBV Infection in Humanized Mouse Model.” Apparently after the body parts from aborted babies are obtained, their “tissue” is injected into mice for research purposes.