In the latest video from the Center For Medical Progress, a company called Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR) is highlighted for its fetal harvesting relationship with Planned Parenthood. ABR has worked with Planned Parenthood to procure baby parts longer than any organization.
Included in the video are undercover conversations with Dr. Katharine Sheehan, medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest until 2013; Cate Dyer, CEO of StemExpress, who is featured prominently on the last video; and Perrin Larton, the Procurement Manager for ABR.
Sheehan confirms to actors in the undercover video that Planned Parenthood clinics get a cut of the profits. When one of the actors negotiates, “We return a portion of our fees to the clinics,” Sheehan responds eagerly, “Right, get a toe in and make it, make a pro–alright.”
In an August 27 letter to Congress, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards confirmed the organization received $60 per tissue specimen. The "toe in" comment is allegedly in response to that payoff.
Perrin Larton, ABR procurement manager, is shown on the video explaining the fetal tissue harvesting practice. "I literally have had women come in and they’ll go in the O.R. and they’re back out in 3 minutes, and I’m going, ‘What’s going on?’ Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out," she describes of instances where enough cervical dilation is present to procure an intact fetus. "Whenever we have a smooth portion of liver, we think that’s good!" Larton concludes.
Cate Dyer, StemExpress CEO and former ABR employee, is shown discussing the financial practices of ABR. “They were funding places in Hawaii for themselves,” she admits. She also divulged that ABR probably pays off Planned Parenthood employees to get the best specimens. "Some staff–not that I know so much on the Planned Parenthood side, but I wouldn’t be surprised–there are some staff in the past that have been on the payroll with ABR." Dyer said ABR would pay an “advisor fee” to a clinic manager or director to retain an exclusive right to harvest baby parts at a given location. “There’s like, well enough known,” says Dyer, that “for a long time there were certain clinics that because they had paid advisors that were sitting on boards for these clinics, that were also an advisor to ABR, you were just never going to go anywhere with them, you know what I mean?”
Watch the newest video here: