LOS ANGELES — The eighth in a series of undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the sale of fetal tissue shows the CEO of StemExpress admitting the company gets “a lot” of intact fetuses, suggesting “another 50 livers a week” would not be enough, and agreeing that the abortion clinics should profit from the sale.
The newest video by the Center for Medical Progress was released following Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell’s ruling that the undercover videos are legal. StemExpress had earlier requested an injunction, but the judge lifted the restraining order because it blocked the Center for Medical Progress’s freedom of speech.
StemExpress is a for-profit biotech supply company that has partnered with Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide since 2010 to purchase human fetal parts.
In the video, Cate Dyer, CEO of Stem Express is shown having a lunch meeting with CMP’s undercover actors discussing a potential partnership to supply extra fetal body parts.
Dyer implies that abortion doctors must do the procedure in a special way to obtain useable fetal parts. She also states that shippers of the aborted babies would give a warning to lab workers to expect an intact baby.
“Oh yeah, I mean if you have intact cases—which we’ve done a lot—we sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety,” states Dyer.
“Tell the lab it’s coming,” she laughs about the intact unborn babies. “You know, open the box and go, ‘Oh my God,’” she adds.
When one of the CMP actor’s asks Dyer what would make her happy, she states, “Another 50 livers a week.”
“We’re working with almost like triple digit number clinics,” Dyer explains, “and we still need more.” She later notes, “Planned Parenthood has volume, because they are a volume institution.”
Dyer also agrees that payments to abortion clinics for fetal body parts should be financially beneficial to them.
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). The Sacramento Business Journal reported in June that StemExpress has annual revenue of $4.5 million.
The video is the eighth released by The Center for Medical Progress in its investigative journalism study of Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts.
“StemExpress is the ‘weakest link’ that unravels Planned Parenthood’s baby parts chain–they readily admit the profit-motive that Planned Parenthood and their proxies have in supplying aborted baby parts,” notes David Daleiden, Project Lead for CMP.