These are primary source documents relating to Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of aborted fetal tissue collected during CMP’s Human Capital project. This page will continue to be updated with more files from our investigation as they are indexed and made available.
This is a Procurement Log of baby parts harvested from Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s flagship abortion clinic in San Jose, CA, on January 10, 2013. A total of 9 specimens were harvested from 8 different fetuses by StemExpress. At the time, StemExpress paid Planned Parenthood $50/specimen, so this one day of procurement at one clinic yielded $450 for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. StemExpress also harvests from PPMM clinics in Sacramento, Fresno, and Stockton, and so a similar yield at those clinics just one day per week means at least $1800/week, $7200/month, and $86,400/year for this Planned Parenthood affiliate.
This record from the StemExpress task page shows orders for fetal body parts for March 20 and March 21, 2013. 16 baby parts were ordered on 3/20, and 3 on 3/21.
This is the patient consent form for fetal tissue “donation” used at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. It is adapted from PPFA’s standard fetal tissue form included in their national Manual of Medical Standards & Guidelines. It does not disclose to the patient Planned Parenthood’s financial interest in her fetal tissue “donation.”
StemExpress advertises its fetal tissue business to Planned Parenthood clinics using this flyer. It promises “financial profits” and “fiscal growth” to clinics that partner to supply fetal tissue. It features an endorsement from Planned Parenthood Medical Director Dr. Dorothy Ferguson.
This overview of Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), the oldest fetal tissue company in the U.S., notes that ABR pays clinics “a nominal fee.”
As of 2015, ABR charges $340 per 2nd trimester fetal tissue specimen, $550 for 1st trimester specimens, not including packaging and shipping fees.
In this job listing, StemExpress seeks a regional manager to oversee baby parts harvesting at Planned Parenthood clinics in the northern California bay area.
StemExpress offers its procurement technicians bonuses based on the number of fetal specimens they can harvest, with higher bonuses for more valuable body parts. This is clear evidence of the “valuable consideration” exchanged for fetal tissue in violation of state and federal law.
Planned Parenthood proudly advertised its “new medical service” of fetal tissue “donation” on page 8 of its 2000-2001 Annual Report.
This is a Procurement Log of baby parts harvested from Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s abortion clinic in Fresno, CA on December 12, 2012. A total of 8 specimens were harvested from 8 fetuses by StemExpress.
This is a Procurement Log of baby parts harvested from Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s flagship abortion clinic in San Jose, CA on December 13, 2012. A total of 4 specimens were harvested from one 18-week fetus that day by StemExpress, including brain, liver, and thymus.
This email from StemExpress VP of Corporate Development Kevin Cooksy explains StemExpress’ standard contract used to purchase baby parts from abortion clinics. Cooksy admits that StemExpress purchases the body parts themselves and will note even reimburse the costs of the clinic if the body parts are not high enough quality.
This is a copy of StemExpress’ standard Clinic Procurement Agreement, used with the abortion clinics where they buy baby parts. Section 2.2 makes clear that StemExpress is paying the clinics for the body parts themselves, and will not even reimburse costs if high enough quality body parts are not produced.
This training document from StemExpress instructs Procurement Technicians to coordinate body part harvesting with Planned Parenthood management. Under “Communication with the Assistant Manager and HSS’s,” techs are told to “upon arrival, inform the staff clearly what you are procuring for the day.”
In this price quote, StemExpress charges $595 for an intact fetal heart, gestational age 18-24 weeks. StemExpress itemizes packaging, processing, and shipping as separate charges, but still charges $595 for the body parts themselves. The total order is $3,380.
Redacted copy of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ agreement to supply aborted fetal tissue specimens to Colorado State University. According to Dr. Savita Ginde, VP and Medical Director of PPRM, PPRM charged a standard fee of $200 per specimen. This is significant because the contract indicates PPRM will invoice CSU for actual costs of collection–but PPRM seems to have just set an arbitrary price. With this dynamic in mind, it is interesting to note that the contract specifies PPRM will alert CSU to any sudden changes in “cost structure,” i.e. pricing.
PPOSBC is partnered with the for-profit company Da Vinci Biosciences, LLC/DV Biologics, LLC, to harvest and sell baby parts. In the annual report for the same year DVB was founded, DVB is listed as a major financial contributor on page 10. PPOSBC’s baby parts business with DVB is currently under investigation by the U.S. Congress and a key area of inquiry should be what other contributions and kickbacks PPOSBC received from DVB in exchange for aborted baby parts.
In this price quote, DV Biologics charges $350 for half a fetal liver and $500 for a fetal thymus. DV Biologics itemizes packaging, processing, and shipping as separate charges, but still charges separately for the body parts themselves. The total order is $1,119.00, and the widely varying prices of the body parts indicates they are set by market value.
In this price quote, DV Biologics charges $750 for an intact fetal brain, gestational age 18-20 weeks. This order form specifies that no digoxin will be used to kill the baby before the head is extracted intact. DV Biologics itemizes packaging, processing, and shipping as separate charges, but still charges $750 for the brain itself. The brain price is different from DV Biologics’ price for liver and thymus, which is an indication that market value and profit motive determine pricing. The total order is $921.49.