StemExpress worker on harvesting Planned Parenthood’s aborted babies “you can hear screaming -it’s morbid”
Last month, the Center for Medical Progress released their the third undercover video from the Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts.
The video featured a former employee of Stem Express, one of the procurement companies for Planned Parenthood’s grisly baby part harvesting operation.
Holly O’Donnell is a licensed phlebotomist who tells CMP that she unsuspectingly took the job as a “procurement technician” in late 2012 after responding to an ad. As a procurement tech, O’Donnell’s job was to identify pregnant patients matching the specifications of StemExpress customers and to harvest the fetal body parts from their abortions.
O’Donnell emphasized to CMP that the partnership Stem Express has with Planned parenthood gives them a financial benefit.
In the second episode, released today entitled, “Inside the Planned Parenthood Supply Site,” CMP highlights O’Donnell’s first hand account of the daily practice of fetal body parts harvesting in Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, describing tissue procurement workers’ coordination with abortion providers, the pressure placed on patients, and disregard for patient consent.
O’Donnell claims that StemExpress supervisors instructed her about approaching pregnant women at Planned Parenthood for fetal tissue “donations.”
“It’s not an option, it’s a demand,” O’Donnell told CMP.
O’Donnell says the StemExpress techs working in Planned Parenthood clinics sometimes harvested fetal parts without obtaining consent from the patients: “If there was a higher gestation, and the technicians needed it, there were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.”
Federal requires that patients consent to the tissue donation subsequent to consenting to the abortion procedure (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).
According to O’Donnell, Planned Parenthood gave StemExpress workers access to patient records and schedules so that the harvesting company could plan for the days when patient “supply” would be greatest. “They give you a sheet, and it’s everybody for that day, who’s coming in for an ultrasound, who’s coming in for an abortion, medical or a late-term abortion,” O’Donnell explains.
She said she was even given a sheet from patients at Planned Parenthood just seeking a pregnancy test, saying they were considered part of the supply: “Pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies, therefore potential specimens. So it’s just taking advantage of the opportunities,” O’Donnell claimed.
According to O’Donnell, an average day began by her approaching the Planned Parenthood nurse for the list to see if there were any fetuses that met the criteria StemExpress needed that say, “So let’s say I needed a 15 week fetus,” she begins. Saying that the nurse would then look to see what they had coming in that day.
O’Donnell said she built her relationship with a Planned Parenthood in Fresno.
“It really wore me down, the environment, it’s morbid, like, you can feel it.”
“You can hear screaming, you can hear crying,” she said.
O’Donnell said Fresno was one of Stem Express’ “high volume clinics.”
“Lots of abortions- lots,” she said in her description.
O’Donnell described the women she worked for as “cold” and uncaring.
NON CONSENT FOR FETAL TISSUE DONATION
O’Donnell said she would be given access to women prior to their abortion to have them “consented” for the donation of their unborn child’s organs.
Some of the women she was allowed to speak to were not even certain they wanted an abortion, but, in order to procure the organs they needed, she was permitted to speak to them.
While at the Fresno Planned Parenthood O’Donnell recalled what she noted as a “very gestated patient” who had a a 2 day abortion process where the abortionists inserts laminaria to expand the cervix and then came back for the abortion.
She said she attempted to “consent” her for a donation of the late term baby, but the women said “no.”
O’Donnell said she did not pressure her but the next day she was told “get her – get her.” She then went on to say that even though the woman had never consented to donate her baby, StemExpress got the child anyway.
“And, I’m like, so basically you just went in there and took her blood and you’re going to be taking her fetus without her knowing?”
She called their process terrifying.
O’Donnell mentions StemExpress doctor Ron Berman a Medical Director for the fetal procurement company, who is also a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor working in California, noting he had a reputation for going, “viciously fast.”
“If we didn’t watch him, we would lose our specimens, it was that fast,” she said.
O’Donnell said that Dr. Berman would get mad, “if there wasn’t a girl in the room. He would pace the hallways if there wasn’t something to do. It’s almost like he wanted to do it, “ she said.
“There was a few times where if he was working and I had a girl that did not want to get it, she felt she has to. I wanted to tell her to not go to this clinic.”
She said she imagined. Dr. Berman literally, “going into the room, lifting the covers, going in, grabbing and walking out. Like that’s how fast it is, it’s ridiculous.”
In an interview on Fox with Sean Hannity lead investigator for the Center for Medical Progress David Daleiden said that Dr. Berman has written about how frequently you get a born alive infant or a baby who comes out alive during an abortion where organ harvesting is the goal.
Calling it the “dirty little secret of the abortion industry.”
( Note: also read: The Dreaded Complication – Babies Born Alive From Abortion )
Daleiden released this statement on CMP’s latest video saying, “Experiences like Holly O’Donnell’s show that Planned Parenthood’s abortion and baby parts business is not a safe place where vulnerable women can be cared for, but a harvesting ground for saleable human ‘product.’ Taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood’s barbaric abortion business should be revoked immediately, and law enforcement and other elected officials must act decisively to determine the full extent of Planned Parenthood’s offensive practices and hold them accountable to the law.”