The latest sting video from the “Human Capital” documentary web series produced by the Center for Medical Progress is the most disturbing one yet. The horrific footage includes technicians picking over aborted baby parts, and is being described by horrified viewers on Twitter as “Godless,” “evil,” and “demonic.” The video also includes new admissions from Planned Parenthood leadership about the illicit pricing structure.
One technician featured in the video fainted on the job on her first day — a reaction apparently not uncommon for people in the industry.
Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist, didn’t realize what she was getting into when she took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company StemExpress in late 2012.
“I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses,” said 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.
O’Donnell, who was “stoked” to get a job with the company, decided to go with the flow on her first day when asked to dissect the fetus. She described taking the tweezers, putting them in the dish, and picking up a leg.
“The moment I picked up the leg, I could just feel — death and pain — I’ve never felt that before — like shoot up through my body.”
It was at that point that she blacked out. When she woke up in the recovery room a little while later, a nurse told her, “Don’t worry, it still happens to a bunch of us.”
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.”
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