On Wednesday, the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives released a 418-page report charging Planned Parenthood affiliates with violating the law by profiting from transferring parts of aborted babies to outside organizations.
As The Daily Signal writes, according to the report, “Accounting documents from middleman tissue organizations showed that several PPFA [Planned Parenthood Federation of America] affiliates made a profit from the transfer of fetal tissue.” There is no clear picture of how much the abortion provider made from selling the parts of aborted babies, but there is evidence that in one case, a vendor for PP, Stem Express, a for-profit tissue procurement company based in Folsom, California, paid PP $55 for an aborted baby’s brain, then made a 2,800 percent profit by selling it to a customer for over $3,000.
A member of the House panel noted of Stem Express, “Several years of their life they only got tissue from [Planned Parenthood] Mar Monte, Shasta Pacific, and resold it at prices like this.” The House member then asked a national Planned Parenthood executive if that was a problem, prompting this response: “It’s none of my concern. It doesn’t bother me.”
The panel’s ranking member, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., slammed the report as “illegitimate,” noting it was drafted by the eight Republican members on the panel, as opposed to the report issued last month by the six democrats on the panel.
The GOP members recommended a criminal investigation of Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, claiming it violated Texas and U.S. law in fetal tissue transactions. They issued nine criminal and regulatory referrals in the cases of abortion providers and tissue procurement companies in Arkansas, California, and Ohio.
Planned Parenthood has stopped taking reimbursements for donating fetal tissue to tissue procurement companies. The report stated that PP abortion doctors would discuss with a tissue procurement technician to discover what aborted body parts that outside person was searching for that day.
Most graphically, Planned Parenthood doctors seem to have changed their abortion procedures depending to increase the chances of success in harvesting tissue from abortions.