Within just a few short hours on a day in June 2014, a potentially viable unborn baby with Down syndrome was killed in their mother’s womb, dissected for its valuable organs, packaged, labeled with a price and shipped to scientific researchers.
And American taxpayers may have paid for it.
Details of the gristly aborted baby body parts harvesting practices that occurred under the Obama-Biden administration continue to surface through Freedom of Information Act requests and other documents.
The information about the aborted baby with Down syndrome came out in a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Investigation. The investigation report includes a procurement log from Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), a human tissue procurement group that works with Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities, listing the available organs from the aborted baby and the “fee” for each part.
According to the log, the aborted baby was 21 weeks old and had Down syndrome (Trisomy 18), and he or she was aborted sometime in June 2014 at an independent abortion facility. The log lists the baby’s skin, brain, liver, eyes, lower limb and thymus for “specimen fees” ranging from $325 to $650.
Advanced Bioscience Resources told the U.S. Senate investigation that its procurement technicians work inside the abortion facilities, packaging and shipping the aborted baby body parts “on the day they are procured.” This means that within a few hours, an unborn baby is aborted, handed over to ABR technicians for dissection and processing and then shipped to researchers, according to the investigation.
ABR told the Senate committee that it provided aborted baby body parts to about 125 researchers, and it estimated that 40 to 50 of them received taxpayer funding through the federal government.
Whether or not the FDA itself purchased any of this tissue, the fact it entered a contract with a company that makes money off of selling the body parts of children with Down Syndrome is beyond inhumane.
It’s worth looking closely at this chart to see the level of dehumanization inflicted on this child. Each baby (“specimen”) is given a number (“No. xxx602”) and its individual body parts are sold to different customers. A 21-week old child who could have survived outside of the womb becomes just another statistic.
Under the Obama administration, at least $77 million tax dollars were spent on research projects that used aborted baby body parts, according to The Hill.
“We’ve done business with the F.D.A. for many years …” an ABR employee wrote in an email to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration contract specialist, dated July 18, 2017. The watchdog group Judicial Watch recently obtained the email through a Freedom of Information Act request.
These transactions happened under pro-abortion President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, unbeknownst to American taxpayers. Some of the aborted babies’ organs were used to create “humanized mice” for scientific experiments funded by the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Senate investigation revealed even more details about these transactions involving human life:
“… on one day in June of 2014, the ABR technician obtained a 20-week-old fetus at a [Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest] clinic. From that one fetus, ABR sold its brain to one customer for $325; both of its eyes for $325 each ($650 total) to a second customer; a portion of its liver for $325 to a third customer; its thymus for $325 and another portion of liver for $325 to a fourth customer; and its lung for $325 to a fifth customer. … So from that single fetus, for which ABR paid PPPSW a mere $60, ABR charged its customers a total of $2,275 for tissue specimens, plus additional charges for shipping and disease screening.”
Several years ago, David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress uncovered evidence of potentially illegal sales of human body parts by Planned Parenthood. The undercover investigation found abortionists allegedly putting women’s lives at risk by altering abortion procedures to better harvest aborted baby parts. The investigators also found evidence of possible patient privacy violations.
Heightened outrage due to the Center for Medical Progress investigation and other reports prompted President Donald Trump’s administration to stop funding these unethical purchases.
However, earlier this month, President Joe Biden’s administration reversed Trump’s actions and allowed tax dollars to be used for research using aborted baby body parts again.