Video and Letter to Congress Show Evidence Planned Parenthood Profits from Fetal Tissue, Is Stonewalling Criminal Investigations

Several major developments over the past few hours have brought forth evidence that Planned Parenthood indeed has profited from the sale of aborted baby tissue, but also is stonewalling both criminal and Congressional investigations. A new video released today by the Center for Medical Progress focuses on clips of discussions with Advanced Biosciences Resources, Inc. (ABR), the oldest body parts procurement company in the U.S. Founded in 1989 by Linda Tracy, ABR has partnered with numerous Planned Parenthood affiliates around the country. Abortionist Katherine Sheehan, Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest, told a CMP actor posing as a representative of a Tissue Procurement Organization (TPO) that her organization has had a business relationship with ABR supplying fetal tissue to them for over ten years. Sheehan noted that her Planned Parenthood Affiliate has just renegotiated their contract with ABR. Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest, based in San Diego, California, is a high volume abortion organization that conducts abortions up to 24 weeks. TPOs covet second trimester fetal tissue particularly in the 18-22 week range. Last week, Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, sent a letter to Congressional leadership admitting that there was one Planned Parenthood affiliate working with a TPO in California that also had a fetal tissue supply relationship with the University of California. Richards indicated that this affiliate is paid $60 per tissue specimen. These admissions implicate Planned Parenthood in crimes. That affiliate has now been identified as Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest, which maintains long-time relationships with ABR and the University of California San Diego. CMP Executive Director David Daleiden sent his own letter to...