Holly O’Donnell, a former technician for California-based Stem Express, is featured in the third Planned Parenthood video released Tuesday (July 28) who states that her biomedical company compensated Planned Parenthood for fetal organs from abortions based upon their condition.
“The more valuable the tissue the more money you get, so if you can somehow procure a brain or a heart you’re going to get more money than just umbilical cord,” O’Donnell says in the video. “So I guess that’s incentive to try and get the hard stuff because they get more money.”
In the video O’Donnell says that she saw her trainer picking through the body parts of an aborted fetus. She was told to see if she could identify the recognizable body parts. O’Donnell says that when she took the teasers and put it on the legs of the aborted baby she fainted.
“It’s basically a huge trafficking of fetal tissues,” O’Donnell says. “It’s a pretty sick company.”
American Life League president, Judie Brown, reacted to new footage saying that this give witness to a “train wreck of human tragedy.”
“On one hand we witness the callous and inhumane treatment of innocent human beings, subjected to a cold death and then exploited for profit,” said Brown. “On the other we see the death this barbaric act causes to the human soul, as doctors are transformed over time into heartless ghouls.”
The Center for Medical Progress says that this is the first episode in a new documentary “Human Capital.”
Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012, is featured in Episode 1.
“I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses,” says O’Donnell.
For six months, O’Donnell’s job was to identify pregnant women at Planned Parenthood who met criteria for fetal tissue orders and to harvest the fetal body parts after their abortions.
O’Donnell states that Planned Parenthood received financial benefits from StemExpress. “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage. 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,” said O’Donnell.
Episode 1 also shows, Dr. Savita Ginde, Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver, CO. Dr. Ginde is standing in the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic pathology laboratory where fetuses are brought after abortions. “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it,” says Grinde.
Dr. Katherine Sheehan, Medical Director emerita of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in San Diego, talks about her affiliate’s long-time relationship with Advanced Bioscience Resources, a middleman company that has been providing aborted fetal organs since 1989. “We’ve been using them for over 10 years, really a long time, you know, just kind of renegotiated the contract. They’re doing the big government-level collections and things like that,” she states in the video.
“Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts is an offensive and horrifying reality that is widespread enough for many people to be available to give first-person testimony about it,” notes David Daleiden, Project Lead for The Center for Medical Progress.
“There should be an immediate moratorium on Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding while Congress and the states determine the full extent of the organization’s law breaking.”
— CNJ staff