Harvesting & Selling Aborted Baby Parts


Aborted babies are being chopped up and sold from abortion clinics every day. Some of these infants are still alive when the technicians (middlemen) step in for the “harvesting” of organs. They literally have to kill the baby a second time. These tiny babies’ body parts end up in Research and Development Labs which are funded by large corporations. The babies’ uses include research, experimentation and product development. Ethics and Medics reports, “The predominant industries engaged in fetal tissue research are components of the emerging life science industry: the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biologics sectors. The pharmaceutical industry is involved in the discovery, development, production, and marketing of drugs licensed as medications.”

American researchers have engaged in fetal tissue research since the 1930’s. In an article published by the Christian Research Institute Journal in 1992, Scott B. Rae, Professor of Christian Ethics at Talbot School of Theology in Los Angeles, observes: “Abortion clinics stand to reap a substantial increase in revenue simply from the small amount (on average $25 per organ, multiplied by the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed annually) that the nonprofit acquisition organizations offer.”

Many abortion clinics are paid $1200 a month for fetal corpses. A brain can go for $999, a spinal cord for $325, bone marrow for $350 and both eyes for $75.00. See page 33 of this article, Commercial Markets Created by Abortion where Life Dynamics, Inc. a Texas non-profit pro-life organization founded by Mark Crutcher in 1992, exposes the marketing of aborted babies. The organization is known for its undercover investigations of abortion providers.



Harvesting fetal tissue is not yet illegal in the US. In fact, the program at five major universities including the University of Washington is in part funded by the US National Institutes of Health. Of course, trafficking in baby parts for profit is a criminal offense. To get around the problem, universities and researchers pay a fee – not for the parts themselves, but for the “cost of extraction.” Shipping and handling costs are extra.

The University of Washington has been supplying Keely Bumsted O’Brien at the University of Auckland, New Zealand with some of her eyeball retinas of elective aborted babies from America. Ian Wishart reported in Investigative Daily about massive industry harvesting pieces of dead children for experiments, research, and/or transplanting into animals. According to Investigative Daily, “Another brokerage is Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) of California. ABR supplied aborted baby brains to be injected into mice, as part of experiments creating a part human/part mouse chimera. The genetically-engineered mice have been given – all courtesy of aborted fetuses from ABR – a human immune system, a human fetal thymus, liver and lymph node. The mice are then infected with HIV as part of AIDS research.”

In an exposé interview on ABC’s 20/20, abortion technician insider, Dean Alberty told of the harvesting of eyes, brains, hearts, limbs, torsos and other body parts for sale to scientific markets for testing and research. The trafficking was taking place inside abortion clinics run by…who else? Planned Parenthood, which is the affiliate of New Zealand’s Family Planning organization.

Alberty was the middle man so to speak. He worked for an agency out of Maryland called the Anatomic Gift Foundation (AGF) which acted as a brokerage between researchers and university medical schools seeking body parts. The clinics would report the races, and gestations of the babies to be aborted each day. AGF would match the “offerings” of these aborted infants with the lists their clients ordered. Alberty and his fellow techs would go to the abortion clinics to dissect and extract exactly what they needed from these innocent infants before decomposition set in. They actually had contractual agreements with the abortion clinics and the clinics supplied lists so AGF could weed out anyone who had STDs or fetal anomalies. Alberty stated, “We were taking eyes, livers, brains, thymuses, and especially cardiac blood…even blood from the limbs that we would get from the veins.”

The most horrific tale was the one Alberty told of seeing wounded babies who had survived the abortion procedure…one he remembered was a pair of twins still moving on the table when the techs arrived to dissect the babies. He said, “The babies were cuddling each other and gasping for breath when the medics moved in for the kill. Even with late term abortions where the baby is killed with a spike to the back of the head prior to exiting the birth canal, babies were still coming out alive. Alberty reported, “The doctor would either break the neck or take a pair of tongs and basically beat the baby until it was dead.” He tells about another incident that haunts him where a woman 26 weeks pregnant was given medication to induce labor and sent to her hotel room where she delivered the baby. She brought the baby back to the clinic. It was laid on a table in a towel and Alberty saw the baby’s arm move. The doctor came in and put a puncture hole in the chest of the living child. This man has to be more than haunted with what he did for a living before he came forward on 20/20.

Women have to give their consent for their babies to be used in research. This is law that cannot be bypassed. However, the consent forms are so generic, the mother has no idea of what type of scientific experiment or research the child might be used for, nor where the remains will be shipped. One wonders if they even read the forms or are verbally told of the remains being used for research.



Another aspect of the baby parts business is the question of whether women are ever coerced todonate their baby’s body. According to people we talked to during our investigation, coercion is not aproblem because it is not necessary. The consent document is usually just “thrown-in” with the otherpapers the patient is told she must sign before the abortion can be done. In most cases, the womannever knows that she gave permission.Beyond that, people in the baby parts business recognized long ago that even if they harvestedaborted babies without the mother’s permission, the possibility of being caught is virtually zero. Whena woman leaves an abortion clinic, she has no idea what happens to her dead baby and almost noincentive to find out. Furthermore, if she decided to pursue the issue it would be impossible for her toever determine for certain whether her baby’s corpse was thrown in a dumpster, flushed down thesewer system, incinerated, carried off by a medical waste company, or sold for parts. In fact, it wouldbe impossible for even a trained law enforcement investigator to make such a determination. Thereality is, regardless of what the clinic says happened to the dead body, there is no way for an outsideentity or individual to prove otherwise.Despite that, however, some clinics do request consent. In those cases, fetal tissue donation isinevitably sold to the patient as “something good” that can come from her decision. Although patientsare not supposed to be approached about tissue donation until after they have given written consentfor the abortion, we were constantly told by industry insiders that the subject is often brought upduring the initial counseling session. Obviously, for women who are hesitant about going ahead withthe abortion, this could be a compelling emotional inducement to proceed.



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