“We value our various partnerships but, due to the increased questions that have arisen over the past few weeks, we feel it prudent to terminate activities with Planned Parenthood,” the company said in a statement. “While we value our business relationship with Planned Parenthood, that work represents a small percentage of our overall business activity and we must focus our limited resources on resolving these inquiries.”
The small biomedical tissue procurement company is distancing itself from Planned Parenthood after finding itself tangentially linked to what abortion opponents allege is Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of fetal tissue and organs.
The third and sixth videos released by the Center for Medical Progress include interviews with a former StemExpress employee who discusses the relationship between StemExpress and Planned Parenthood. Two congressional committees have asked StemExpress to detail their relationship with Planned Parenthood.
StemExpress has also gone to court to prevent the Center for Medical Progress from releasing footage of a lunch meeting between executives at StemExpress and undercover actors from the Center for Medical Progress.