Pro-life group submits evidence Planned Parenthood doctored records on baby-parts sales
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OAKLAND, California, October 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Planned Parenthood may have not only lied to Congress about its fetal organ harvesting practices but altered records to hide illegally profiting off of human remains, according to new evidence submitted by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
CMP, the group that originally exposed the scandal in 2015, filed a motion with a federal judge in Oakland, California last week, the group announced on its website. The motion argues that the abortion giant and tissue procurement firm Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) gave congressional investigators invoices that were purportedly of the same set of invoices, but featured conflicting details.
“[T]he revenue totals and procurement totals, when added up based on the invoices produced by ABR and Plaintiff PPPSW [Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest], do not match the totals that PPPSW reported to the Select Investigative Panel for fiscal year 2015,” the motion reads. “However the ABR fetal tissue invoices for July 2014 to December 2014 alone—half of fiscal year 2015—show revenues of $21,120 from ABR for 352 fetal tissue donations.”
“It is unclear to Defendants why the invoices are not identical, or why the numbers do not add up, but it is perfectly possible that the invoices were subject to tampering and someone falsely reported information to Congress,” the motion argues. “Thus, it is critical that Defendants obtain access to third-party documents to verify that Plaintiffs are not producing fabricated evidence.”
CMP wants Judge Donna Ryu to compel Planned Parenthood and ABR to produce their original records of the transfers. Federal law allows human tissue sales to reimburse providers for expenses, but forbids profiting off of human organs, body parts, or other tissue.
“The glaring discrepancies in Planned Parenthood’s alleged documentation of their baby body parts revenues call into question every statement Planned Parenthood has ever made in defense of their abortion harvesting programs,” CMP founder David Daleiden said. “This would not be the first time Planned Parenthood has apparently doctored critical evidence about their own wrongdoing.”
“As the U.S. Department of Justice continues to follow up on the criminal referrals for Planned Parenthood and ABR,” he continued, “it is imperative for prosecutors to seize the original financial records from Planned Parenthood and their accomplices immediately, so these depraved enterprises cannot continue to cover up their criminal sale of baby body parts.”
CMP’s undercover videos, made primarily by investigators posing as representatives of a tissue procurement company, showed Planned Parenthood personnel making multiple references to illegal practices, including a desire for illegal profits, performing federally-prohibited partial-birth abortions, and altering abortion procedures in order to procure intact organs.
Figures from Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) were also caught on tape discussing their business with callous, shocking language, such as admissions that abortion is “killing,” complaints about how “difficult” it is to tear fetuses apart, and references to “heads that get stuck that we can’t get out.”
The abortion industry has taken Daleiden and CMP to court in an attempt to suppress the release of additional videos, which the pro-life group has forcefully resisted. Most recently, CMP called out the Trump administration for contracting with ABR to acquire tissue from aborted babies for medical research. The administration canceled that contract, but concern remains over others.
Several state-level investigations found no evidence of the abortion giant’s guilt, though neither the Obama administration nor the state of California (where most of the incriminating footage was captured) ever investigated. The Trump Justice Department saw fit to open an investigation into the matter in 2017, but has not updated the public on its findings since.