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Horrific Claim in New Planned Parenthood Video: Intact Brain Was Harvested From 'Late-Term Male Fetus Whose Heart Was Still Beating

"I don't know if that constitutes it's technically dead or if it's alive."


A pro-life, medical ethics group has released the seventh video in an ongoing undercover and investigative series alleging that Planned Parenthood sells aborted fetal parts and tissue for profit.

The latest 10-minute clip from the Center for Medical Progress includes a shocking claim from Holly O’Donnell, a former blood and tissue procurement technician for StemExpress, that the heart of a baby was still beating after an abortion.

"The third episode in a new documentary web series and 7th video on Planned Parenthood’s supply of aborted fetal tissue tells a former procurement technician’s harrowing story of harvesting an intact brain from a late-term male fetus whose heart was still beating after the abortion," a press release reads.

The majority of the video focuses on O'Donnell recounting how she was once asked to help procure brain tissue from the aforementioned fetus — an experience that she said shook her to her core.

Watch the shocking video below (caution: graphic content):

The former technician recalled her coworker one day calling her over to "see something kind of cool."

"So, I'm over here and this is the moment I see it. I'm just flabbergasted," O'Donnell recalled of seeing the late-term aborted fetus. "This is the most gestated fetus and the closest thing to a baby I've seen."

She said that her coworker then tapped the aborted baby's heart and that it immediately started beating.

"I'm sitting here and I'm looking at this fetus and its heart is beating — and I don't know what to think," O'Donnell said. "I knew why it was happening, because the electrical current, the nodes were still firing, and I don't know if that constitutes it's technically dead or if it's alive."

O'Donnell went on to describe the fact that the baby had a face that included eyelids and a pronounced mouth and nose, but it's what happened next that she said pushed her over the edge and showed her that working at StemExpress was no longer feasible.

"Since the fetus was so intact [my coworker] said, 'This is a really good fetus, and it looks like we can procure a lot from it. We're going to procure brain,'" O'Donnell recounted. "She takes the scissors and she makes a small incision... and goes, I would say to maybe a little bit through the mouth, and she was like, 'Okay, can you go the rest of the way?'"

While she didn't want to do it, O'Donnell said that she complied, and that she immediately regretted her decision to do so.

"I'm just sitting there like, 'What did I just do?'" she said. "That was the moment that I knew I couldn't work for the company anymore."

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