FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW VIDEO SERIES TO HIGHLIGHT WHISTLEBLOWER TESTIMONY ON STEMEXPRESS-PLANNED PARENTHOOD BABY BODY PARTS SALES
Former Procurement Technician Holly O’Donnell Worked for StemExpress in Major Planned Parenthood Surgical Centers to Harvest Fetal Organs
Contact: David Daleiden, [email protected], 949.734.0859
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24—The Center for Medical Progress releases the first video in a new series today highlighting the eyewitness experiences of a former fetal body parts harvesting worker inside Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.
Holly O’Donnell worked as a procurement technician for StemExpress, LLC, stationed inside some of the biggest Planned Parenthood surgical centers in northern California, drawing blood and dissecting organs from aborted fetuses, which the company then sold to research customers across the country. She worked for StemExpress from December 2012 to April 2013, ultimately quitting in disgust with the company’s business model.
In the new video, O’Donnell describes StemExpress’ on-the-job training and the first time she touched an aborted fetus inside Planned Parenthood Northern California’s flagship clinic in Concord, CA:
“She’s showing me parts of, this is a leg, this is an arm, and then she says, ‘Put some gloves on.’ So I put the gloves on. She hands me the tweezers, and she goes, ‘Oh, can you show me some of the parts I just showed you?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ And I put the tweezers in, and I put it on one of the limbs, and I’ve never felt this in my life, I felt the pain radiate through my hand. You can feel the death go up through, you know, it was something that was just alive. And I grabbed it, and I felt that, and I started to get woozy.”
O’Donnell says she then fainted and, “Next thing I know, I woke up in the recover room,” of the abortion clinic, where a nurse told her this experience was common and some abortion workers “never get over it.”
StemExpress is a major supplier of aborted fetal body parts for experimentation has been a key subject of interest in CMP’s undercover footage. Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services mentioned the company as a catalyst for PPFA to try to connect more affiliates to fetal tissue sales, and StemExpress founder Cate Dyer said StemExpress needed “another 50 livers a week” from abortion clinics to sell to customers, calling Planned Parenthood “a volume institution.”
StemExpress was the first organization involved in the harvesting and sale of aborted fetuses to sue CMP, seeking a gag order to block the release of the undercover footage. StemExpress lost on the gag order, was abandoned by its first legal team, and ultimately withdrew its lawsuit, walking away with nothing.
In December, after over a year of nationwide investigation, the House Select Investigative Panel and the Senate Judiciary Committee both referred StemExpress, along with its business partners Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Planned Parenthood Northern California, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice for further investigation and criminal prosecution. Over the summer, the FBI confirmed that the criminal referrals have been sent to multiple field offices for action.
“Holly O’Donnell is a brave whistleblower who witnessed shocking violations of the law, medical ethics, and human dignity inside of Planned Parenthood and StemExpress,” says CMP project lead David Daleiden. “CMP’s undercover work was directly informed by the real-life business relationship between StemExpress and Planned Parenthood to sell aborted baby parts, and Holly’s testimony corroborates the reports of the House Select Panel and Senate Judiciary Committee investigations. We look forward to Holly’s experiences reaching the public through this new format in the weeks ahead.”
Watch the new video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hL5fxv_i9o
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