An anti-abortion group has released its sixth video alleging that Planned Parenthood sells aborted fetal tissue for profit.
In the latest video released Wednesday by the Center for Medical Progress, Holly O'Donnell, a former procurement technician for research supplier StemExpress, details how she would talk to women to get consent to procure their aborted fetal tissue — and alleges that sometimes technicians didn't get consent at all.
"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.
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 coworker procured samples from her anyway.
"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 she said.
"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.
According to O'Donnell, when she would come into work every morning, she and her StemExpress coworkers would have 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. Even patients coming to the clinic for a simple pregnancy test could be considered part of their agenda for the day.
"Pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies, therefore potential specimens," O'Donnell said. "So it’s just taking advantage of the opportunities."
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 said she's seen women who expressed doubt about having an abortion, and every time a woman would ask her what to do, she'd advise them to run away from the clinic — despite getting in trouble for doing so.
"I'm not going to tell a girl to kill her baby so I can get money, and that's what this company does," O'Donnell said.
The video from the Center for Medical Progress is the second installment of the group's new documentary web series, "Human Capital." The group described O'Donnell as a "whistleblower who harvested aborted baby parts inside Planned Parenthood" for StemExpress.