Yesterday, a California court lifted a temporary restraining order barring pro-life advocacy group Center for Medical Progress from releasing footage of StemExpress employees discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

Immediately, CMP sprang into action, releasing a teaser of their next video ahead of any appeals filed by StemExpress.

Watch the preview here:

On Friday, CMP teased quotes from the video’s transcript. In one segment, StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer jokes with the “buyers” about how some lab techs react to receiving fetal body parts in the mail. It’s horrifying [emphasis mine]:

Cate Dyer laughs and jokes about researchers being squeamish about receiving baby parts in the mail:

SE: As you probably know, one of the issues with neural tissue, it’s so fragile. It’s insanely fragile. And I don’t even know—I was gonna say, I know we get requests for neural, it’s the hardest thing in the world to ship.

Buyer: You do it as the whole calvarium.

SE: Yeah, that’s the easiest way. And we’ve actually had good success with that.

Buyer: Make sure the eyes are closed!

SE: Yeah! [laughter] Tell the lab it’s coming!

Buyer: Yeah.

SE: They’ll open the box, go, ”Oh God!” [laughter] So yeah, so many of the academic labs cannot fly like that, they’re not capable.

Slicing the tension with a scalpel, this one.

Buyer: Why is that? I don’t understand that.

SE: It’s almost like they don’t want to know where it comes from. I can see that. Where they’re like, “We need limbs, but no hands and feet need to be attached.” And you’re like, ? Or they want long bones, and they want you to take it all off, like, make it so that we don’t know what it is.

Buyer: Bone the chicken for me and then we’ll—

SE: That’s it.

Buyer: And then I’ll eat it, but.

SE: But we know what it is. I mean, [laughter], but their lab.

It’s their lab—and it sounds like they know what sort of “science” goes on inside.

Buyer: But then it goes to that whole stigma.

SE: Oh yeah. And their lab techs freak out, and have meltdowns, and so it’s just like, yeah. I think, quite frankly, that’s why a lot of researchers ultimately, some of them want to get into other things. They want to look at bone marrow, they want to look at adipose- sort of adult human, kind of adult based sampling. They want to avoid publishing a paper that says it was derived from fetal tissue.

These people know what they’re doing. We’ve already heard several times over testimony from ex- StemExpress procurement tech Holly O’Donnell about how the work done in these labs is disturbing; she knew what she was doing was wrong, and based on this testimony, so do many more just like her.

We’ll keep you posted as more footage is rolled out.


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