An organization harvesting aborted baby organs for research has been charging more than what is reimbursable, a new report shows.
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The <a href="http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CMP_ABRwhitepaper.pdf"> report </a> details how Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR) charged universities a significant price for the organs it harvested from aborted babies.
ABR is <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/08/justice-department-planned-parenthood-fetal-tissue-transfers-215999"> currently under investigation </a> by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
<a href="https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/289g-2"> Federal law prohibits </a> the sale or purchase of fetal tissue — human body parts harvested from pre-born or aborted babies — for “valuable consideration.” The law does allow reimbursing baby body part suppliers for costs “associated with the transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control, or storage of human fetal tissue.”
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ABR charged researchers hundreds of dollars per harvested human organ plus packing and shipping fees — prices that indicate the organization may have been marking up the cost of fetal tissue beyond what is legally reimbursable, per The Center for Medical Progress released report.
<a href="http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CMP_ABRwhitepaper.pdf"> CMP </a> obtained invoices that show ABR charged the University of Wisconsin-Madison $680 for two eyeballs from a second-trimester baby in 2015.
An invoice from the University of Colorado showed the rate for a single eyeball was $340.
“ABR’s customer invoices show ABR charging the customer double if two eyeballs were harvested from the same baby—even though the ABR technician would harvest both from the same skull at the same time, and the eyeballs would be packaged together as one shipment! The invoices show ABR routinely shipped multiple body parts together in one package, charging a single shipping reimbursement for the order, but multiple specimen charges for each body part.”
ABR billed a University of Utah customer $12,000 for two unsuccessful attempts to harvest organs from babies that were aborted in January 2015. When the researcher objected to these huge charges, ABR replied that they were only asking for reimbursement for their costs:
“The clinic charges us for the time, space and utilities for the two day minimum that we are in the clinic for the RTA, for Phases 1 & 2, which on its own is a fee of $500…If there is no suitable tissue acquired, which is always an unfortunate possibility, the labor and time-intensive work on behalf of [Redacted] has still be done and performed in good faith that ABR would be reimbursed for the work.”
The researcher wrote back:
“I calculated the costs for travel, hotel, time, food, personnel time, clinic fees and some overhead in the scenario of a non-useable product and I figured your costs to be around $3,000. Therefore, instead of charging the full $6,000 or $7,000, I would recommend $3,000.”
ABR finally agreed, writing:
“We are willing to accept the decreased amount of $3500, to cover our costs.” Had the researcher not objected, it appears ABR would have pocketed an additional $8,500.
<a href="https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/fda-acquiring-fresh-aborted-baby-parts-make-mice-human-immune-systems"> CNS News reports </a>
that on July 25, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed a contract with ABR to acquire “fresh” human fetal tissue to transplant into “humanized mice” so that these mice will have a functioning “human immune system,”
The taxpayer-funded project includes paying nearly $16,000 for ABR-harvested organs. Please keep in mind that the organization remains under investigation by the DOJ.
Contract details are available from the <a href="https://www.fpds.gov/ezsearch/search.do?q=advanced+bioscience+resources+VENDOR_DUNS_NUMBER%3A%22786845982%22&s=FPDSNG.COM&templateName=1.4.4&indexName=awardfull&sortBy=SIGNED_DATE&desc=Y"> FDA </a> and from the <a href="https://cdn.cnsnews.com/attachments/fetal_tissue_research-frequently_asked_questions-crs-07-31-2015.pdf"> Congressional Research Service </a>.
In a statement, the FDA said that ABR has ‘provided assurances with all applicable legal requirements relating to research involving human fetal tissue’ and that the FDA is not involved with how ABR sources the tissue. The FDA appears to be taking ABR at its word, despite the findings of congressional investigations.
While it isn’t clear if ABR is currently charging more than what is reimbursable, as it looks to have done in 2015, the FDA appears to be taking them at their word, even though the organization is under federal investigation.
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