A company identified as a fetal tissue supplier in the sting videos of Planned Parenthood earned at least $300,000 from government agencies for material used in research of treatments for HIV and eye disease, but it is unknown whether the tissue came from abortions performed at Planned Parenthood clinics, officials told Politico.
Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) has had contracts with the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration since 2009.
Planned Parenthood has denied that its clinics sell fetal tissue, instead donating tissue for research with patients’ consent and taking fees only to cover costs. It accuses the Center for Medical Progress, which released the videos, of distorting its practices.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, however, has launched a probe and is asking three tissue procurement companies mentioned in the videos for information about their connections with Planned Parenthood.