“It’s Stealing Baby Parts”: Whistleblower Saw StemExpress Take Fetus Parts from Planned Parenthood Without Patient Consent

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“IT’S STEALING BABY PARTS”: WHISTLEBLOWER SAW STEMEXPRESS TAKE FETUS PARTS FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD WITHOUT PATIENT CONSENT
Former StemExpress Procurement Technician Says Company Took Fetal Organs From Abortions Where the Pregnant Woman Had Never Agreed to “Donate” Body Parts

Contact: David Daleiden, [email protected], 949.734.0859

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21—In a new video, a former procurement technician for the fetal tissue wholesaler StemExpress says she witnessed her coworkers take fetal body parts without patient consent from abortions at Planned Parenthood.

“If there was like a high-gestated fetus, I have witnessed there was no consent signed, and these women didn’t know that it was getting taken,” reveals Holly O’Donnell, who worked for StemExpress from late 2012 to early 2013 inside some of the biggest Planned Parenthood clinics in northern California.

“It’s stealing, it’s stealing baby parts,” states O’Donnell about StemExpress’ practice of taking fetal body parts without patient consent.

O’Donnell speaks in the fifth video in a new series from The Center for Medical Progress, highlighting her eyewitness experiences at StemExpress and Planned Parenthood.

Embedded inside Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics, StemExpress workers used private patient medical files leaked to them by Planned Parenthood management to target pregnant women who could meet their body parts order quotas for the day.

The StemExpress workers dissected the fetuses, packaged the organs, and shipped them off via FedEx to StemExpress research customers. Planned Parenthood in turn received a payment from StemExpress for each fetal organ “determined in the clinic to be usable.” StemExpress paid its technicians a bonus depending on the number and type of body parts harvested.

O’Donnell, who states she was the only licensed phlebotomist from StemExpress at the time, also describes how Planned Parenthood let unlicensed StemExpress workers draw blood from Planned Parenthood abortion patients and in one case even place an IV.

After over a year of nationwide investigation last December, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Select Investigative Panel referred StemExpress and 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.

Last week, The Hill reported that the FBI is seeking thousands of pages of unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation and criminal referrals of Planned Parenthood, StemExpress, and related entities. Also last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed in Congressional testimony that the findings in the referrals could form the basis of criminal charges against Planned Parenthood and StemExpress, once verified by the Department of Justice.

CMP project lead David Daleiden notes, “Planned Parenthood and their business partners like StemExpress preyed on pregnant women to harvest and sell aborted baby body parts in an illegal profit-driven scheme. Public officials should shut down Planned Parenthood’s barbaric abortion empire so Planned Parenthood can never defraud the public, hurt patients, or sell aborted baby hearts, lungs, livers, and brains again.”

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Watch the new video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUbSYxqB3w8

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