StemExpress Paid Bonuses for Body Parts Harvested in Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics


Whistleblower Reports How Company Paid Bonuses for “High Demand” Brains, Hearts, Lungs, and Livers from Late-Term Aborted Fetuses

Contact: David Daleiden, [email protected], 949.734.0859

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14—StemExpress, one of the main business partners of Planned Parenthood in harvesting and selling aborted fetal organs and tissues, paid the workers it stationed inside Planned Parenthood bonuses based on the number and type of fetal body parts they could harvest, according to eyewitness testimony and documentation.

“We wanted more gestated fetuses, it was a lot easier to get these and we could take more from it,” says Holly O’Donnell, a procurement technician for StemExpress from late 2012 to early 2013, speaking in the fourth video in a new series from The Center for Medical Progress.

O’Donnell worked for StemExpress inside some of the biggest Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in northern California, where StemExpress workers used private patient medical files leaked to them by Planned Parenthood to identify and sign up pregnant women who could meet their body parts order quotas for the day.

StemExpress documents show that the company ranked body parts and blood according to Categories A, B, and C, from the most to least valuable. “So A is like brain, heart, lungs, liver, spleen,” explains O’Donnell, listing the body parts that were “really high demand.”

“So if you really do your job, you get up to 11-20 specimens, you’re getting $20 per specimen. If it’s 1 to 10, you’re doing just blood, you’re getting $10 for one blood draw.”

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.”

O’Donnell remembers a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor, Dr. Ronald Berman, who was also the medical director for StemExpress and did his abortions extremely fast. She notes there was “maximum pressure” from StemExpress leadership on the technicians to harvest as many organs as possible. O’Donnell says her StemExpress supervisors told her: “It’s not an option, it’s a demand.” O’Donnell describes intentionally underreporting the number of patients to her StemExpress supervisors in an attempt to protect vulnerable pregnant women from the company.

Last 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. Yesterday it was reported that the FBI is seeking unreacted copies of the tens of thousands of documents examined by the Senate Judiciary Committee as evidence in the referrals, in a move widely seen as indicating the opening of a full criminal investigation.

CMP project lead David Daleiden notes, “The evidence is now overwhelming that StemExpress and Planned Parenthood engaged in a profit-driven business together to harvest and sell aborted fetuses against the law. The FBI’s inquiry into the human atrocity of Planned Parenthood’s criminal abortion business is long overdue and law enforcement must move quickly to bring this barbaric enterprise to justice under the law.”



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