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Documents Show Planned Parenthood Exchanges Baby Body Parts For Intellectual Property Rights

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New documents obtained via public record request by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) reveal contracts and conversations between Planned Parenthood and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) where the abortion provider agreed to supply aborted fetal body parts to the school explicitly for “valuable consideration.” In exchange, the university would grant Planned Parenthood ownership of all “patents” and “intellectual property” developed through research and experiments using the supplied fetal tissue.

“PPSD [Planned Parenthood San Diego] shall retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Material, including but not limited to all right, title, and interest in patents and patent applications and other intellectual property rights relating to the Material,” reads a Biological Materials Transfer Agreement contract between the two parties. Documents show this contract was updated in 2014 and remains in place today, according to CMP.

CMP also obtained emails between Planned Parenthood officials and UCSD discussing “research collaboration.” In one, UCSD tells Planned Parenthood they will “have results to share on samples recently collected.” They also plan to meet to discuss “payment to the residency program,” referring to an abortion training program Planned Parenthood operates under UCSD’s OB-GYN department. Presumably, the program is similar to Planned Parenthood’s partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, which has Planned Parenthood abortionists on staff and trains medical students on performing abortions.

CMP and Daleiden say they are still reviewing thousands of pages of documents connecting UCSD faculty and researchers to patents held by the University of California “as a result of its supply of aborted babies.”

“This new evidence shows Planned Parenthood sells late-term aborted baby body parts in violation of federal law, for far more money than has ever been discussed before,” said David Daleiden, founder and president of The Center for Medical Progress.

Transferring aborted human fetal tissue for “valuable consideration” is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000.


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