Today, the Center for Medical Progress unveiled their third video detailing the sale of baby parts from aborted fetuses on behalf of Planned Parenthood. This video details an on camera interview from whistleblower Holly O’Donnell, a phlebotomist and “procurement technician” at StemExpress. It also includes sting footage of another Planned Parenthood official describing in detail the sale of fetal body parts.
In 2012, O’Donnell took the job at the fetal tissue company under the assumption she would be drawing blood. As it turns out, her job was much more sinister in nature. In fact, she fainted on her first day when she was asked to dissect a freshly aborted fetus.
For the next 6 months O’Donnell identified and harvested fetal body parts from pregnant women meeting criteria for specific orders at Planned Parenthood. StemExpress was paid handsomely for the service. O’Donnell said, “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage. The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”
The video also shows Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver, CO, Dr. Savita Ginde. In the clinic pathology lab where fetuses are stored after harvesting, Grinde describes the payment structure, saying “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”
Medical Director emerita of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Katherine Sheehan is also seen discussing the fetal harvesting role played by StemExpress. “We’ve been using them for over 10 years, really a long time, you know, just kind of renegotiated the contract,” she said on the video. “They’re doing the big government-level collections and things like that.”
You can watch the video here:
This is the third video released by the Center for Medical Progress. More videos are expected in the coming weeks.
Project Lead for the Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden declared,“Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts is an offensive and horrifying reality that is widespread enough for many people to be available to give first-person testimony about it.”
According to federal law (42 U.S.C. 289g-2), the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000.
Daleiden concluded, “As numerous state and federal investigations of Planned Parenthood’s fetal trafficking continue, more compelling eyewitness accounts and primary source evidence will continue to surface. There should be an immediate moratorium on Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding while Congress and the states determine the full extent of the organization’s lawbreaking.”
On July 14, the first video released by the group shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, negotiating to sell aborted baby parts ranging from $30 to $100. She also said it was important to “know where they’re putting their forceps,” in order to acquire the best specimens during an abortion.
On July 21, the Center for Medical Progress released its second video, showing another Planned Parenthood executive, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggling over prices for baby parts and offering to use a “less crunchy technique” to harvest baby “specimens.”
In addition to videos, the CMP has also produced documentation showing evidence of fetal procurement:
- Body parts harvested from Planned Parenthood in San jose, CA on 1/10/13 (pdf).
- Aborted fetal parts order list 3/20/13 (pdf).
- Planned Parenthood fetal tissue donation form (pdf).
- Advertisement for Planned Parenthood clinics to sell fetal tissue (pdf).
- Advanced Bioscience resources, Inc. overview, noting that ABR pays clinics “a nominal fee” (pdf).
- ABR fee schedule 2015, showing charges up to $550 for specimens (pdf).
- StemExpress job listing for regional manager to coordinate Planned Parenthood Harvesting (pdf).
- StemExpress bonus structure for acquired baby parts (pdf).
- PPFA annual report, 2000-2001 proving they have been harvesting fetal body parts since then.