LOS ANGELES, July 28–The first episode in a new documentary web series features a woman who once worked in Planned Parenthood clinics describing the profit motive involved in Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal body parts, and includes new admissions from top-level Planned Parenthood leadership about the illicit pricing structure. Medical Director emerita of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Katherine Sheehan is also seen discussing the fetal harvesting role played by StemExpress. “We’ve been using them for over 10 years, really a long time, you know, just kind of renegotiated the contract,” she said on the video. “They’re doing the big government-level collections and things like that.”
Project Lead for the Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden declared,“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.”
According to federal law (42 U.S.C. 289g-2), the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000.
Daleiden concluded, “As numerous state and federal investigations of Planned Parenthood’s fetal trafficking continue, more compelling eyewitness accounts and primary source evidence will continue to surface. 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 lawbreaking.”
On July 14, the first video released by the group shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, negotiating to sell aborted baby parts ranging from $30 to $100. She also said it was important to “know where they’re putting their forceps,” in order to acquire the best specimens during an abortion.
In 2012, O’Donnell took the job at the fetal tissue company under the assumption she would be drawing blood. As it turns out, her job was much more sinister in nature. In fact, she fainted on her first day when she was asked to dissect a freshly aborted fetus.
For the next 6 months O’Donnell identified and harvested fetal body parts from pregnant women meeting criteria for specific orders at Planned Parenthood. StemExpress was paid handsomely for the service. O’Donnell said, “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.”