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In our last issue Dr. Willke brought you the shocking news that the abortion industry is involved in the harvesting of organs and tissue of aborted babies. As part of a two-year, ongoing investigation, Life Dynamics interviewed Kelly, one of a team of individuals who work closely with abortionists to provide a wide range of human fetal tissue to pharmaceutical, government and university laboratories. Further, evidence shows that they will sometimes instruct the abortionist as to which type of procedure should be performed on the woman to ensure that the desired tissue is delivered intact.
Kelly’s interview detailed the ghastly and often illegal procedures used to obtain the desired lucrative baby body parts. Repulsed by the gruesome reality of her work, Kelly reported this activity to pro-life leaders and continues to work within the abortion industry, gathering information to expose the dirty and deadly secrets of so-called choice. When we first broke this story in Connector, Dr. Willke was unable to reveal the documentation to prove Kelly’s statements. The sensitive nature of the ongoing investigation dictated that we could not divulge this information without revealing Kelly’s true identity. We can now share with you ironclad documentation that the abortion industry is indeed participating in a horrifying scheme to sell body parts of aborted unborn babies for profit.
Selling body parts or human tissue is against federal law, so how does the abortion industry circumvent this? Fetal tissue wholesalers pay abortion clinics a site fee to place employees, also known as procurement agents, into abortion clinics to collect various body parts of aborted babies. In return, the employee will have access to all desirable fetal tissue. These agencies then ship the tissue to researchers at pharmaceutical companies, university research laboratories and government agencies. Technically the wholesaler is not paying for the tissue itself, but renting space to harvest the body parts. The abortionist then donates the tissue to the wholesaler.
At the other end of the transaction the wholesaler will donate the fetal material to researchers but bill them for the cost of retrieval. Thus the business deal is complete.
Life Dynamic’s investigation has uncovered two fetal tissue wholesalers. Anatomic Gift Foundation (AGF) began doing business in 1994. Its founders, Jim and Brenda Bardsley, operate from a doublewide trailer near White Oak, Georgia. The location also functions as a catfish farm. AGF’s headquarters has been moved to Laurel, Maryland, and Jim Bardsley’s brother, Brent, is listed as the executive director. They have additional offices in Colorado and Arizona. Evidence shows that the Phoenix location deals only with adult tissue, but the facility in Aurora, Colorado is located in an abortion clinic called the Mayfair Women’s Clinic. The person in charge is a woman named Ying Bei Wang. Representatives of AGF say they also operate in abortion clinics located in the Midwest and on the East Coast. In 1998 the National Abortion Federation listed AGF as a member.
The following is additional information on AGF:
Anatomic Gift Foundation,
96 Satilla Drive, White Oak, GA 31568.
Phone (912) 576-5889. Fax (912) 576-3727.
Anatomic Gift Foundation
13948 Baltimore Ave., Laurel, MD 20707.
Phone 1-800-300-LIFE (5433) or (301) 953-2702. Fax (301) 953-2701.
Website / Anatomic Gift Foundation (Mayfair Women’s Clinic),
14446 E. Evans Ave., Aurora, CO 80014.
Phone (303) 696-9761 (Mayfair). (303) 755-8601 AGF voice and fax.
The second wholesaler, Opening Lines, is located in West Frankfort, Illinois. It was founded in 1997 by Miles Jones, a pathologist. His partner, Gayla Rose, oversees operations. They are actively working to secure relationships with abortion clinics in Canada and Mexico. The National Abortion Federation lists both Miles Jones and Gayla Rose as donors in their 1991 annual report.
The following is additional information on Opening Lines:
Opening Lines/Professional Arts Lab,
A Division of Consultative and Diagnostic Pathology, Inc.,
PO Box 508, 502 W. St. Louis St.,
West Frankfort, IL 62896.
Phone 1-800-490-9980 or (618) 937-2439. Fax (618) 937-1525.
Both wholesalers are located in small, rural areas in an attempt to avoid detection and pro-life protests. A spokesperson for Opening Lines, Dr. Miles Jones, bragged that even the businesses that rent in the same building are completely unaware of their clandestine operation.
Life Issues Institute has been provided with copies of 55 orders that have been placed for a vast array of body parts and tissue of aborted babies. This is merely a sampling of the numerous orders that exist. Copies of these orders are available upon request. Information that would identify the individual or facility ordering the fetal material has been omitted. Revelation of this information would reveal Kelly’s true identity and stop further investigative work. Dr. Willke and I have viewed unredacted copies and can vouch for their detailed authenticity. We must caution you that this evidence is not for the squeamish reader. Orders for fetal materials are placed with a cold and callous disregard for human life. They demonstrate man’s incredible inhumanity toward innocent unborn babies whose lives are viewed merely as a means of financial gain.
Highlighted throughout this article are excerpts of actual orders placed with these wholesalers. They matter-of-factly specify the tissue and quantity needed, detailed processing directions, shipping address, contacts with daytime and some nighttime phone numbers, and often a brief summary of what the tissue will be used for. They are careful to leave no loose ends. Even the Federal Express account numbers are provided for immediate shipment.
The documentation contradicts an often-repeated line of the abortion industry that late-term abortions are seldom done and only when the baby has a health condition incompatible with life. The fact is that a vast majority of the orders for fetal material require that there are no abnormalities in the unborn baby. Neither do they want to deal with any sexually transmitted diseases. Almost exclusively, only normal, healthy tissue is accepted.
This new evidence also strengthens a case for what many pro-lifers have suspected all along something that would be easy for the average person to overlook when reading through this documentation. One order requested 2-4 whole intact legs, including the entire hip joint of babies 22-24 weeks gestation. They outlined very specific dissecting instructions and required that the body parts be prepared for shipment within 10 minutes after the babies’ deaths. That is an extremely narrow timeframe in which to perform various technical tasks. It increases the likelihood that the baby was not killed within the womb, but delivered alive, then killed and dissected. Another order specifically requested that the intact spinal column be processed within 15 minutes after circulation has ceased.
Some individual orders required such a high volume of tissue that many unborn babies had to die to meet the demand of each one. The abortion industry is clearly involved in a lucrative, Frankenstein-like enterprise, and there is a seemingly never-ending demand for their human product that
they are only too happy to supply. Evidence indicates that many pharmaceutical companies have jumped on the fetal tissue research bandwagon, frantically searching for cures that will meet the demands of aging baby boomers. These companies are well aware of the huge profits enjoyed by Viagra, which has even been eclipsed in profitability by a new arthritic pain-relieving drug. There is much money to be made for the drug company that can deliver the cure for Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s to our senior citizens whose numbers are projected to vastly increase in the coming years.
Evidence clearly demonstrates that these wholesalers are in the business of selling human fetal issue. Opening Lines told Life Dynamic investigators that they offer volume discounts, free tissue to obtain new customers and occasional free tissue to good customers. Both AGF and Opening Lines provide a price list for their macabre services. AGF charges a flat fee per specimen. However, the price varies depending upon whether it is a first trimester abortion or one done later in pregnancy, with frozen body parts costing more than fresh tissue and organs. There is also a separate price for spontaneous abortions or miscarriages.
Opening Lines offers individual pricing per organ or body part. This is technically called their fee for services schedule. Prices vary for the same organ procured, depending upon the gestational age of the baby, with eight weeks being the dividing line. A sampling of their inventory includes: an intact trunk (with or without limbs) $500, gonads $550, eyes $75 (there is a 40% discount for a single eye), brains $999, limbs (at least 2) $150, spleens $75, livers $150, spinal cords $325, or you can get the entire intact unborn baby’s body for $600. Prices are in effect through December 31, 1999. They also offer a 30% discount if the tissue is significantly fragmented.
Opening Lines is more aggressive in their marketing. They have produced color sales brochures targeting both abortion clinics and research laboratories. They even offer materials to abortion clinics that are designed to sell pregnant women on the idea of donating their aborted babies. This decision by women, the brochures says, will help thousands of people with diseases and disorders that otherwise might not be cured without research. The brochure tells abortion clinic operators how to turn your patient’s decision into something wonderful.
The brochure targeting research labs is no less aggressive in its marketing strategy. They even claim that their daily average case volume exceeds 1,500. Bold headlines tout FRESH FETAL TISSUE harvested and shipped to your specifications…where and when you need it! They offer fees lower than the industry average.
There is an important element in this gruesome issue that should not be overlooked, and that is the total exploitation of the pregnant woman. First she is told that what she carries inside her is not a baby it’s a mass of tissue, a delayed period or a product of conception. If this were true, how does the abortion industry reconcile this rhetoric with a booming business in aborted babies’ body parts? Women are further exploited when the possible physical complications are often sugarcoated or ignored all together, and Post-Abortion Syndrome isn’t even acknowledged.
First, the abortion clinic staff misrepresents the reality of abortion. Then the unsuspecting pregnant woman is further lied to and exploited when they tell her that if she signs this permission slip she will be helping to protect and preserve
life. Later in life, when women are ultimately confronted with the reality of abortion, possibly by giving birth, their world often crumbles down around them. At this critical point in their lives the abortion industry has nothing to offer these women. It is then they come to the pro-life movement for help and solace. There they will find outstretched, loving arms to hold them and share their pain, while at the same time helping them begin the road to recovery. Is it possible that even the most ardent pro-abortion activist will, to some degree, question the rightness of their cause when learning about these grisly revelations?
Life Dynamics has prepared a complete set of documentation conveniently assembled in booklet form. It is available for $5.00, which includes shipping and handling. Please contact them for your copy(ies). Call them toll free at (800) 401-6494 or write to Life Dynamics, Inc., PO Box 2226, Denton, TX 76202.
What You Can Do to Help
- Get this information out as soon as possible.
- Order the documented evidence from Life Dynamics, Inc.
- Please share this new revelation and its documentation with your local, state and federal elected officials. Revealing this information to your congressman and senator may have a positive impact on the vote to override President Clinton’s veto of the Partial-Birth abortion ban. A few votes will make the difference! Also share it with political candidates to educate them.
- Present this data to your local media: TV, radio, newspaper, etc. Now that you have the convincing documentation, it will be hard for them to ignore such a profound new development. If it will assist your efforts, we will try to make Dr. Willke available for interviews with your local media, via the phone, if his schedule permits.
- Educate others in your community to this pro-abortion atrocity. Let them know the horrifying truth behind abortion. Life Dynamics has granted permission for you to photocopy this documentation for a more effective distribution. Search out opportunities to present this information in churches, organizations, Bible studies, or wherever there are interested audiences. Please present the data in a calm, factual manner. The facts are on your side.
Now it’s time to get to work!