In 2016, the Presidential Women’s Center (PWC) abortion facility was referred to the office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi by the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives following evidence that the facility received payment from StemExpress for aborted baby body parts. This violated a Florida state law prohibiting the sale of human embryos, and in July of 2016, Florida outlawed the sale of body parts obtained from aborted babies.
But based on documents recently obtained by Operation Rescue through a Sunshine Law request, it appears that a prosecutor for the attorney general’s office is drafting language to close the case without charges. The investigation into the facility found that PWC received $20,600 from StemExpress, and investigators determined that $5,325 of that was for the procurement of body parts from 71 babies killed in abortion. The investigator states that he does not believe PWC profited from that procurement. Operation Rescue explains:
PWC received a flat reimbursement of $75 per sample [from StemExpress]. Inspector [Troy] Cope determined that PWC used their own staff to procure and ship the tissue and organ samples. Hard costs, such as shipping and procurement supplies cost PWC $60, and that did not include the PWC employee’s hourly wages.
According to the documents, “Based on this [analysis of abortion facility expenses], no criminal predicate can be established that the $75.00 flat reimbursement would constitute a profit or ‘valuable consideration.’”
The investigation into PWC brings to light information that makes the ongoing investigation of Planned Parenthood even more compelling. While PWC allegedly did not profit from trafficking the body parts of aborted babies, there is eyewitness testimony that some Planned Parenthood facilities partnered with StemExpress did. In these Planned Parenthood abortion facilities, it appears StemExpress had its own employees doing the organ harvesting and covered all the shipping costs related to the specimens as well — meaning the “reimbursement” to Planned Parenthood was actually payment for aborted baby body parts.
PWC allegedly used abortion facility staff and paid for shipping, rendering the profit from “reimbursement” negligible in one inspector’s opinion — but if Planned Parenthood did not have these expenses, then they received payments for the trafficked human body parts, which is a federal crime.
Even if PWC is not be held accountable for harvesting body parts from babies killed in abortion, the abortion business has other problems, including being implicated in the death of a 31-year-old woman after an abortion, and several other botched abortions.