Amber Randal – December 12, 2017
Two organizations that worked with Planned Parenthood to distribute the parts of aborted fetuses to researchers admitted to breaking fetal tissue laws in a lawsuit settled with the Orange County District Attorney’s office Friday.
DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, two sister companies, agreed to a settlement that comes with an admission of liability after the district attorney’s office brought a civil lawsuit against the companies in 2016, prosecutors announced.
The settlement terms dictate that the two companies must close and stop operating their businesses in California within a two to four-month period. The companies also must pay out $7.8 million in the form of donations and biological materials to a medical school’s scientific teaching institution as well as paying $195,000 in civil penalties.
The DA said the settlement seized all profits from DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which they got by illegally selling fetal tissue.