ORANGE COUNTY, LA LAWSUIT
In October 2016, the Orange County, California District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal lawsuit against DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics, longtime baby body parts business partners of Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties’. The lawsuit demands that “the companies stop the sale of fetal tissue and cells and that they reimburse researchers who say they overpaid for the products.” It also alleges that DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from selling body parts obtained from babies aborted at Planned Parenthood.
According to the Center for Medical Progress uncovered evidence, Planned Parenthood supplied aborted baby hearts, lungs, brains, and intestines to DV Biologics, which DV Biologics then resold for profit. In exchange for merely providing access to aborted baby body parts, Planned Parenthood received kickback contributions from DaVinci Biosciences over the course of their eight-year contract.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
Select Panel Criminal Referral to the NM Attorney General
In June 2016, the Select Panel on Infant Lives referred the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Southwestern Women’s Options (SWWO), a late-term abortion facility in Albuquerque, to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas for criminal prosecution.
The Committee believes UNM and SWWO “may have violated New Mexico’s Jonathan Spradling Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (Spradling Act). The referral letter also notes that further investigation is warranted into whether UNM or SWWO also violated 42 U.S.C. § 289g-2, a federal statute that makes it a 10-year felony to receive valuable consideration in exchange for human fetal tissue….The Spradling Act prohibits making anatomical gifts of the remains of any fetus that is the product of an induced abortion.”
The letter from the Select Panel also indicates that SWWO didn’t obtain the correct consent from mothers who chose abortion.
To see the letter from the Select Panel, click here.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LAWSUIT & COVERUP
In August 2015, in an attempt to block the University of Washington from revealing information about their involvement in providing baby body parts to researchers, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to protect themselves.
David Daleiden, the head of the Center for Medical Progress, filed a declaration demanding that the taxpayer-sponsored, NIH-funded research be revealed. He said, “What is Planned Parenthood hiding about their new model baby parts program at the University of Washington? The American people, whose tax dollars make this entire barbaric industry possible, deserve to know the truth.”
This post from The Hill explains the case more in detail and why it could be a catalyst to uncovering the depths of Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts for-profit schemes with universities.
Indiana University (IU) paid $200 for each fetal baby brain sent to them from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. An invoice can be seen here. There are no indications of shipping costs associated with the purchases of the brains even though IU tried to defend the purchases as only paying the shipping and handling costs.
IU is suing the state of Indiana to stop abortion restrictions because, they claim, it would hinder medical research. In their complaint filed in September of 2016, IU acknowledges that the fetal tissue they obtain from the University of Washington are from abortions: “The U. Wa. Lab advises that fetal tissue is obtained from both elective abortions and miscarriages.”
LAWSUIT AGAINST SOUTHWESTERN WOMEN'S OPTIONS
In December 2016, Jessica Duran sued Southwestern Women’s Option in Albuquerque, NM for violating the state’s informed consent laws. She had an abortion there in 2012 and felt her “right to choose was violated.” She filed her lawsuit publicly and has been seeking other women who had similar experiences to join the suit. According to news reports, other women are coming forward to join Jessica.