David Daleiden and his controversial Center for Medical Progress released the first in yet another series of revealing videos about the abortion industry today. This time, it takes a new angle: How did Planned Parenthood procure baby body parts? Who worked with Planned Parenthood to procure these parts, and why?
“First Day at StemExpress Inside Planned Parenthood” shows a conversation between Daleiden and Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress employee, recounting her first day on the job, which included examining aborted baby parts. StemExpress is a biomedical company that installed employees at Planned Parenthood clinics and paid per specimen for human parts obtained there.
O’Donnell’s whistleblower testimony and eyewitness experience corroborates Planned Parenthood’s many violations of federal law, which CMP revealed in previous undercover videos and which the House Select Panel and Senate Judiciary Committee uncovered in their recent investigations.
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In the video, O’Donnell describes her first day working for StemExpress inside a Planned Parenthood clinic. She didn’t know the details of her job, and the first thing her employer showed her was a clear pie dish full of “POC”—products of conception—including baby parts and blood.
“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.”
Critics of the video are likely to either discount the eyewitness testimony as a “he-said-she-said” scenario, despite her story corroborating the previous undercover videos Daleiden released, or shrug off StemExpress’ involvement as merely “medical research.” Still, according to CMP’s press release,
StemExpress is a major supplier of aborted fetal body parts for experimentation and 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 sued CMP and sought a gag order to block the release of the undercover footage, but a judge declined the request.
More Investigation and Possible Prosecution Pending
The press release notes that after investigations into Planned Parenthood and StemExpress, two congressional committees “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.”
CMP includes the PDFs of O’Donnell’s offer letter from StemExpress and the procurement documents, or log, from her very first day on the job, where she procured several vials of blood.
“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 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.”