UPDATE: Life News reports that contrary to the Sacramento Business Journal’s reporting, CSU has merely instituted a temporary ban on business with StemExpress pending the results of federal investigation, rather than permanently severed ties. On July 28, Colorado Citizens for Life Director Sarah Zagorski reported that State Rep. Doug Lamborn criticized CSU President Tony Frank for not committing “to no longer using aborted babies’ body parts in research.”
ORIGINAL POST: Colorado State University has severed ties to StemExpress over the tissue procurement company’s involvement with Planned Parenthood, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
Despite not ordering any human tissue from StemExpress since 2013, the university has terminated its contract with the company, and will be ordering from elsewhere when future medical research next requires it.
Live Action previously reported that CSU denied purchasing intact fetal organs, despite evidence to the contrary in the form of a StemExpress order form clearly requesting a liver and thymus for CSU’s pathology department.
StemExpress responded to CSU’s rebuke diplomatically, professing to “respect the position of people on all sides of this issue” and declaring that while the “last three weeks have not been easy,” they plan on “continuing our important work supporting life-saving research all over the world.”
Live Action News has previously reported that the company offers clients order forms with which they can purchase a wide variety of fetal human organs, from babies aborted at specific gestational ages, and that a Planned Parenthood-endorsed flyer released by the Center for Medical Progress advertises the profitability of a relationship with StemExpress.
StemExpress has also sought legal injunctions against the release of further undercover videos depicting their activities.