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New Video Delves Deeper Into Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue Trade


MATT HADRO

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Nat. Cath. Register
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Media/Opinion
Date:
7/28/2015

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ABSTRACTNew Video Delves Deeper Into Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue Trade | Daily News | NCRegister.com Print Edition:  July 26, 2015 Sign-up for our E-letter!   Donate News Blogs Radio Events Resources Advertise Store Subscriptions Make This My Homepage Resources Archives Jobs College Guide Arts & Entertainment Books Commentary Culture of Life Education In Person News Opinion Sunday Guides Travel Vatican Dan Burke Jeanette DeMelo Edward Pentin Mark Shea Matthew Warner Jimmy Akin Matthew Archbold Joan Frawley Desmond Simcha Fisher Tito Edwards Jennifer Fulwiler Steven D. Greydanus Tom Wehner Our Latest Show About the Show About the Register Donate Subscribe Stations Schedule Other EWTN Shows Advertising Overview Policies & Guidelines Digital Ad Specs Print Ad Specs Editorial Calendar & Due Dates Order Web Ad Subscribe Discounted Bulk Subscriptions Give a Gift Subscription Renew Your Subscription Renew Your Gift Subscription Change of Address Missed Issues Payments Account Status General Customer Service Print Article | Email Article | Write To Us Daily News Daily News New Video Delves Deeper Into Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue Trade (920) In the edited video released Tuesday, a former tissue procurement company employee describes her horrific experience dissecting an aborted baby’s body parts at a Planned Parenthood facility. Tweet by MATT HADRO/CNA/EWTN NEWS 07/28/2015 Comment Holly O’Donnell, a former human tissue procurement company employee, discusses her experiences in a Center for Medical Progress video released July 28. – YouTube/Center for Medical Progress WASHINGTON — A wrenching testimony from a worker who extracted fetal tissue from aborted babies inside a Planned Parenthood facility shows the dark underbelly of the tissue trade. In a video released Tuesday by the citizen journalist group Center for Medical Progress, a former phlebotomist — a medical technician who specializes in drawing blood samples — who worked at a tissue c described her horrific experience dissecting body parts of an aborted baby at a Planned Parenthood clinic. She was procuring the tissue to be supplied to medical researchers. (WARNING: The video contains graphic content that many viewers would find disturbing.) Holly O’Donnell, the “ex-procurement technician,” described picking up the severed leg of an 11-month-old baby with tweezers. “The moment I picked it up, I could just feel death and pain. Like I never felt that before. Like, shoot up through my body and I blacked out, basically,” she said. The video was the first episode of a weekly series “Human Capital,” a  project undertaken by the Center for Medical Progress, investigating the practices of Planned Parenthood. It claims to show Planned Parenthood’s “black market in baby parts.” The first and second  Planned Parenthood undercover videos, released earlier this month by CMP, published the secretly recorded conversations of actors presenting themselves to senior Planned Parenthood officials as representatives of a fetal tissue procurement company. The conversations focused on the grisly practice of companies extracting organs directly from aborted babies and discussing the price “per specimen” offered in compensation to Planned Parenthood facilities, allegedly to cover operating costs with a slight profit margin. In the latest video, O’Donnell discussed how as a technician for the tissue procurement company StemExpress, she personally dealt with Planned Parenthood facilities offering the tissue of aborted babies for compensation. “I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses,” she said of her job.   Shocking Introduction On her first day on the job, O’Donnell said she entered the abortion facility room and saw tray with pie dishes holding tissue. A worker was “picking the [baby] parts away from the vaginal tissue” like a baby’s head, arm, and leg. After she herself picked up a severed leg of an 11-month-old baby, she said she was overcome with horror and fainted. Planned Parenthood facilities were compensated for the fetal tissue, she explained.  “For whatever we could procure, they [the clinics] would get a certain percentage,” she said. “The main [clinic] 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.” Meanwhile, O’Donnell’s job was to obtain as much fetal tissue as possible for StemExpress. “They [StemExpress] were just looking for someone who could get as much money, as many samples,” O’Donnell said in the video, “someone who could get the numbers up.” The video features undercover footage of a Planned Parenthood fac.......