StemExpress Cuts Ties With Planned Parenthood

Posted: Aug 15, 2015 6:00 PM
StemExpress Cuts Ties With Planned Parenthood

StemExpress, a tissue company that does work with fetal organs, announced on Friday that they will no longer work with Planned Parenthood. StemExpress was one of the companies that received fetal organs sold by Planned Parenthood that was profiled in the Center for Medical Progress' undercover video series.

In two videos, a former StemExpress employee said that fetal tissue was obtained without the consent.

From Politico:

The small biomedical tissue procurement company is distancing itself from Planned Parenthood after finding itself tangentially linked to what abortion opponents allege is Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of fetal tissue and organs.

Both StemExpress and Planned Parenthood have denied doing anything illegal or improper. They say that they only facilitated the donation of tissue for medical research with a patient’s consent.