Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2015

New Planned Parenthood video: Holly O’Donnell details StemExpress role, procedures without consent

The latest video from the Center for Medical Progress centers on Holly O’Donnell, a former procurement tech for StemExpress, the research supplier linked to Planned Parenthood. In this clip, O’Donnell reveals details on consent, violations of patient confidentiality and

“If there was a higher gestation, 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,” O’Donnell said in episode 2 of the pro-life group’s series titled “Human Capital.”

O’Donnell said she met one woman at a clinic in Fresno, California, who did not give consent, but because she was so far along in her pregnancy, a co-worker procured samples from her anyway.

Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

“So basically you just went in there and took her blood and you’re going to be taking her fetus without her knowing,” O’Donnell recalled.

“It’s terrifying. Imagine if you were an abortion patient and someone was going in and stealing your baby’s parts and half of these women are already on edge as it is,” O’Donnell said. “So it’s just terrible.”

“If abortion was a good thing, there wouldn’t be so much emotional damage from it,” she said.

Some other notables from the clip:

  • StemExperss staff had access to Planned Parenthood’s logs and patient records so they could plan what kinds of “supply” they would be able to procure that day.
  • O’Donnell described the women she worked with as “cold” and uncaring about the patients who were oftentimes throwing up and crying in the clinics.
  • She claims she would get in trouble because every time a woman would ask her what to do, she’d advise them to run away from the clinic.

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