Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts


Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts

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.

The “Human Capital” documentary web series is produced by The Center for Medical Progress and integrates expert interviews, eyewitness accounts, and real-life undercover interactions to tell the story of Planned Parenthood’s commercial exploitation of aborted fetal tissue.

Episode 1 introduces Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. “I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses,” says O’Donnell, who fainted in shock on her first day of work in a Planned Parenthood clinic when suddenly asked to dissect a freshly-aborted fetus during her on-the-job training.

For 6 months, O’Donnell’s job was to identify pregnant women at Planned Parenthood who met criteria for fetal tissue orders and to harvest the fetal body parts after their abortions. O’Donnell describes the financial benefit Planned Parenthood received from StemExpress: “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.”

Episode 1 also shows undercover video featuring the Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver, CO, Dr. Savita Ginde. PPRM is one of the largest and wealthiest Planned Parenthood affiliates and operates clinics in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nevada. Standing in the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic pathology laboratory, where fetuses are brought after abortions, Ginde concludes that payment per organ removed from a fetus will be the most beneficial to Planned Parenthood: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).

Dr. Katherine Sheehan, Medical Director emerita of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in San Diego, describes her affiliate’s long-time relationship with Advanced Bioscience Resources, a middleman company that has been providing aborted fetal organs since 1989: “We’ve been using them for over 10 years, really a long time, you know, just kind of renegotiated the contract. They’re doing the big government-level collections and things like that.”

“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,” notes David Daleiden, Project Lead for The Center for Medical Progress. “CMP’s investigative journalism work will continue to surface more compelling eyewitness accounts and primary source evidence of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking and selling baby parts for profit. 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.”

h/t RM

  • Brenda

    Don’t know if anyone has posted this yet. If they have, apologies.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Eugenics as its very best.

    • Exile1981

      The fact that the government has announced an investigation of the groups involved in uncovering planned parenthood’s sales rather than planned parenthood says a lot about the government.

      • Alain

        Exactly, and just what one would expect in places like Cuba and N. Korea.

      • Linda1000

        That’s the Ozero administration and newly appointed head of DOJ, Loretta Lynch for you.
        We have a few PP chapters in Canada (unregulated gov’t. abortion policy) indirectly financially supported by some charities here. I’m pretty sure D. Murrell posted info on this in another story on this blog as he always files freedom of info requests. Canada is no better than the U.S. on the abortion subject but we just don’t have much access to any statistics or other info.

        • Alain

          Canada is actually the only country with absolutely no restrictions on abortion and abortion on demand at any stage being totally paid for by our tax dollars. That makes us the worst in my view.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            What’s worst is the status quo is enforced by the media party and the opposition parties only as a means to an end.
            They don’t care what that means for real people.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    The Drudge like drip drip drip of video is awesome.

  • DMB

    They are just trying to fill the demand in “soylent green”.