The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is using Americans’ tax dollars to purchase custom-ordered aborted babies’ body parts from a company under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, a new report reveals.
The Center for Medical Progress released a report this week with evidence that Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) sold aborted baby body parts for more than the legally allowed reimbursable costs. It also works closely with the largest abortion chain in America, Planned Parenthood.
The report indicates the FDA renewed a contract order with ABR this summer for almost $16,000 in “fresh” organs and other tissue from aborted babies. The aborted baby body parts will be used in research involving “humanized mice,” CNS News reported in August.
“Advanced Bioscience Resources is under federal investigation right now for colluding with Planned Parenthood to sell aborted baby body parts for profit,” said CMP Project Leader David Daleiden. “By custom-ordering late-term aborted baby body parts for sale from Planned Parenthood partners like ABR, the FDA is directly complicit in these abortions and implies that these kids are worth more to the U.S. government dead than alive.”
CMP investigators first exposed the human tissue procurement company as part of its larger expose in 2015. In one undercover video, ABR procurement manager Perrin Larton admitted to having observed fully intact fetuses being delivered inside abortion facilities.
“I literally have had women come in and they’ll go in the OR, and they’re back out in 3 minutes, and I’m going, ‘What’s got’ on?’ ‘Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal canal, whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out,’” Larton said.
According to the new report, ABR also admitted in emails obtained through a Public Records request to massively over-billing researchers for fetal organs at prices at nearly double its actual costs.
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“HHS must provide full transparency and immediately terminate any and all such contracts, and the U.S. Department of Justice needs to do their job and hold ABR, Planned Parenthood, and those like them accountable to the law,” Daleiden said.
Earlier this week, 48 national and state pro-life leaders urged U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to stop the government’s use of aborted fetal tissue for research.
Their letter came after shocking revelations indicating the FDA signed a new contract to acquire body parts from aborted babies to be transplanted into so-called humanized mice. The grisly experiments allow mice to have a functioning human immune system for research purposes.
Apart from the destruction of human life and the exploitation of aborted babies by using their body parts for research, the pro-life movement has long questioned the ethics of transplanting human brain cells into other species.
The Daily Signal reported more about the controversy in August:
ABR is among the entities under referral for criminal investigation for possibly profiting from the sale of fetal tissue from aborted babies. Among its sources for fetal tissue are Planned Parenthood-affiliated clinics.
Fetal tissue used for research purposes may be obtained via elective abortions. Such research is legal, but federal law prohibits buying or selling fetal tissue for valuable consideration. “Valuable consideration” does not include payments “associated with the transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control, or storage of human fetal tissue.”
According to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 2016 report, several tissue procurement companies—including ABR—“have paid Planned Parenthood Federation of America to acquire aborted fetuses, and then sold the fetal tissue to their respective customers at substantially higher prices than their documented costs.”
Contrary to the intent of federal law, these companies did not conduct an analysis of their costs when determining fees. Rather, after committee investigation, they resorted to “post hoc accounting rationalizations … in an attempt to justify their fees.”
According to the report, ABR is one of the largest and oldest companies dedicated to harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts. It puts technicians inside Planned Parenthoods and other abortion businesses to dissect aborted babies’ bodies, package their organs and tissue, and ship them to customers. It is based in California.