Woman: Planned Parenthood Coerced Me to “Donate” My Aborted Baby for Research

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 18, 2015   |   4:30PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned parenthood abortion business has been mired in controversy surrounding the shocking details of how it sells aborted babies and their body parts for research. Under federal law, such sales of aborted baby body parts are supposed to be consensual and not for profit. Not in the world of Planned Parenthood.

As one woman who had an abortion at a Planned Parenthood abortion business testifies, the staff at the Planned Parenthood clinic essentially forced her to “donate” her aborted baby for research — giving the abortion company another profit motif for pressuring women into having abortions.

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As told at the LiveAction blog, a woman named Nancy recently shared her abortion experience at a Silent No More Event for women who regret their abortions. The event was held in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the March for Life in January. Nancy says she had the abortion at the now-closed Washington D.C. Planned Parenthood abortion facility:

“I was second-guessing my decision to have the abortion.” Nancy says. “And as I was filling out the paperwork, I saw a permission slip that dealt with the disposal of the “products of conception.”

After reading the permission slip, Nancy realized that the form gave Planned Parenthood permission to donate her fetus for scientific research, and she didn’t feel comfortable signing the form. She says that the nurse must have sensed her uneasiness about signing it, because she recalled that the nurse “asked me if I was an organ donor, and I told her that I was;” Nancy said, “she told me that this (the fetal tissue donation) was of a similar value.”

Although asking for a woman’s permission to “donate” her aborted baby’s body for research is supposed to take place after the abortion, Nancy says Planned Parenthood staffers pressured her beforehand to make the donation.

I said I didn’t want to sign it (the fetal tissue donation consent form) and they said I had to or I couldn’t have the abortion. I didn’t want my baby to be used for scientific research and I was told, “Don’t worry, it’s not a baby.” I told her I had two daughters already and I knew what a baby was. She said, “We don’t think its a baby.”

I had changed my mind. I was looking for a way out of going through with the abortion, so I thought about just not signing the (fetal tissue donation) consent form. But the Planned Parenthood Staffer told me “what you think of as a “baby” will be used for something good.” So I signed the form. I was on the table, but wanted to leave and I was pushed back down. They said it was too late to change my mind.

The cramping was horrible… After the machine was finally turned off, the doctor took the jar and right in front of me, he dumped the contents onto a tray and started looking for the pieces… “I can’t find all the parts. How pregnant were you?” He yelled at me! “If you get an infection it’s not my fault.” Then he turned the machine back on and vacuumed some more. That was worse than the first time.

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When I left, I stopped at the desk and asked for my tissue donation consent form back because I wanted to rip it up. They told me, “It’s too late, we don’t have it anymore.”

The most-recent of the six shocking undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies shows how the abortion business sells body parts of aborted babies without patient consent.

The video features 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. That’s the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the body parts of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood to sell to research universities and other places.

The video includes O’Donnell’s eyewitness narrative of the daily practice of fetal body parts harvesting in Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, describing tissue procurement workers’ coordination with abortion providers, the pressure placed on patients, and disregard for patient consent.

As a procurement tech, O’Donnell’s job was to identify pregnant patients matching the specifications of StemExpress customers and to harvest the fetal body parts from their abortions. She essentially says Planned Parenthood is violating federal law by not properly obtaining the consent from women who have abortions to sell their aborted baby or baby’s body parts.

“It’s not an option, it’s a demand,” StemExpress supervisors instructed O’Donnell about approaching pregnant women at Planned Parenthood for fetal tissue “donations.” O’Donnell says the StemExpress techs working in Planned Parenthood clinics sometimes harvested fetal parts without obtaining consent from the patients: “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.”

“You have to make sure you get her,” O’Donnell’s colleague told her, but O’Donnell said the woman having the abortion had refused consent.

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“I’m not going to tell a girl to kill her baby just to get money,” O’Donell says of Planned Parenthood, “and that’s what this company does. Straight up. That’s what this company does.”

Federal laws on the procurement and use of human fetal tissue require that patients consent to the tissue donation subsequent to consenting to the abortion procedure (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).