Technician Details Harvesting Fetal Parts For Planned Parenthood In Latest Undercover Video
WARNING: This Video Is Graphic
A technician who said she works for a company that partnered with Planned Parenthood to harvest fetal tissues said there’s “incentive to try and get the hard stuff because you’re going to get more money,” in the latest undercover video targeting Planned Parenthood. “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage,” said Holly O’Donnell, identified as an ex-procurement technician for StemExpress, a Placerville, California company. “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 new, graphic video from the Center of Medical Progress appears to show technicians using tweezers to pick through aborted fetal tissue for baby parts. After one person in the video picks out a pair of intact kidneys someone off-camera laughs and says, “Five stars!” O’Donnell says she fainted the first time she was part of this process and was told by someone in the room, “some of us don’t ever get over it.”
O’Donnell said she worked for six months identifying pregnant women at Planned Parenthood met the standards for fetal tissue orders and then help to harvest fetal body parts after abortions at Planned Parenthood facilities. StemExpress “Supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells and other clinical specimens to biomedical researchers around the world,” according to its website.
O’Donnell describes the company a different way: “StemExpressIs a company that hires procurement text to draw blood and dissect dead fetuses and sell the parts to researchers,” she said. “They’ve partnered with Planned Parenthood and make it part of the money because we pay them to use their facilities. And they get paid from it. They do get some kind of benefit.”
Planned Parenthood has denied selling fetal tissue for a profit, which is against federal law.
“If you can somehow procure a brain or a heart you’re going to get more money than just Chorionic villi or umbilical cord,” O’Donnell said.