The latest undercover video on the abortion industry’s fetal-tissue trade shows a Planned Parenthood partner saying some fetal tissues are taken without the patient consent required by federal and/or state law.
Holly O’Donnell, a former blood and tissue procurement technician for StemExpress, a biotech company that partners with Planned Parenthood clinics to purchase their aborted fetal parts and resell them for scientific experimentation, said it was her job to identify pregnant patients matching the specifications of StemExpress customers and to harvest the body parts from their abortions.
Ms. O’Donnell said fetal parts were sometimes taken without obtaining consent from the patients: “If there was a higher gestation [fetus], 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 law requires expressed consent for donations of all human tissue, including fetal organs and parts.