Planned Parenthood stops taking reimbursement for fetal tissue donations

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 16 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5515
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Planned Parenthood no longer accepts reimbursement for processing fetal tissue donated to medical research after abortions, the organization said on 13 October. Under the new policy Planned Parenthood will continue to supply the tissue to medical researchers but without seeking to recover the costs of collection and processing.

The organization has been under attack from state and federal lawmakers since June when an anti-abortion group released a video in which Planned Parenthood officials were secretly recorded discussing the reimbursements they would seek for processing fetal tissue with actors posing …

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