“There are times when they would just take what they want and these mothers don’t know. “
The Center for Medical Progress released its sixth Planned Parenthood video Wednesday. Human Capital Episode 2: Inside the Planned Parenthood Supply Site revisits the story of former Blood and Tissue Procurement Technician, Holly O’Donnell.
“The co-workers I had — they would not consent the donors,” said O’Donnell. “If there was a higher gestation and the techs needed it, there were times when they would just take what they wanted and these mothers don’t know. There’s no way they would know… it’s terrifying.”
O’Donnell tells a story about a patient she met with who refused to give consent for blood and tissue donation. Later a different tech, knowing the patient was unwilling to donate, took blood samples anyway.
Unlike previous videos, this one does contain graphic images though the content is still disturbing:
The CMP writes:
The series follows the personal narrative of Holly O’Donnell, a former Blood and TIssue Procurement Technician for StemExpress, a start-up biotech company from northern California that partners with Planned Parenthood clinics to purchase their aborted fetus parts and resell them for scientific experimentation. 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.
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. Even patients just seeking a pregnancy test at Planned Parenthood were considered part of the supply: “Pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies, therefore potential specimens. So it’s just taking advantage of the opportunities.”
“When you first go to the clinic what you do with StemExpress and you tell them if there’s something you need,” said O’Donnell explained. “Let’s say I needed a certain gestated fetus, let’s say I needed a fifteen-week fetus for some reason. So I go, I’m looking for a fifteen-week fetus today, so if you could let your staff know, and they’re like, yeah, we’ll let you know.”
O’Donnell described how in encouraging patients who were not comfortable with getting an abortion, to “run,” she found herself in trouble with the clinic for “missing opportunities.” “I’m not going to tell a girl to kill her baby so I can get money and that’s what this company does,” she said. “If abortion was a good thing, there wouldn’t be so much emotional damage from it.”
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