Copies of recently disclosed purchase orders link the University of Minnesota to a fetal tissue provider featured in one of the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, according to Alpha News in Minnesota.
The purchase orders, dating back to 2008, were released to Alpha News earlier this month. Alpha News requested copies of purchase orders after noticing online records at the University of Minnesota that list Advanced Bioscience Resources as a vendor.
Advanced Bioscience Resources is a life science company featured in one of the Planned Parenthood videos released by the Center for Medical Progress.
The released copies show that the University of Minnesota purchased fetal body parts procured from abortion clinics, including a 16-24 week fatal pancreas, a 16-22 week fetal lung, a second trimester fetal liver, and a thymus.
In a recent Center for Medical Progress video, a manager for Advanced Bioscience Resources discusses the process of procuring body parts from abortion clinics, including Minnesota clinics. Advanced Bioscience Resources has a location in St. Paul and is listed in good standing in the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office records.
Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota has denied running a fetal tissue program, which could have led the University of Minnesota to seek out other abortion providers, like Advanced Bioscience Resources.
Minnesota’s abortion providers have strong support from Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Flint-Smith. Flint-Smith served as vice president of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.