A business called Stem Express to which Planned Parenthood allegedly sells body parts of aborted fetuses has taken down its website for "maintenance."
Life News reported Wednesday that the site for the business went into "maintenance mode" after video surfaced Tuesday of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, discussing the organization’s sale of body parts from aborted babies to Stem Express.
According to screenshots obtained of the Stem Express website, the site was active as of Tuesday.
Video of the Planned Parenthood doctor touting the sale of heart, liver and other body parts of aborted babies was captured undercover by the non-profit organization Center for Medical Progress.
Planned Parenthood has since defended Nucatola, claiming that "patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs."
"A well-funded group established for the purpose of damaging Planned Parenthood’s mission and services has promoted a heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research," the vice president of communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America Eric Ferraro said in a statement.
According to a Stem Express flyer obtained by Center for Medical Progress, the business describes itself as "a multi-million dollar company that supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells and other clinical specimens to biomedical researchers."
The flyer also quotes a Planned Parenthood official championing their beneficial "partnership."