A newly released video in the series from the Center for Medical Progress about Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting practices is even more horrifying than previous ones.
The video features a former worker for Stem Express, the middleman organ-procurement company that has been mentioned in previous videos, talking about an organ extraction she was compelled to participate in.
Holly O’Donnell, a former blood and tissue technician for Stem Express, relates how an intact brain was harvested from a late-term male child whose heart was still beating after an abortion.
O’Donnell said she was working one day when a co-worker called her over to see something “kinda cool.”
“So, I’m over here and this is the moment I see it. I’m just flabbergasted,” O’Donnell said. “This is the most gestated fetus and the closest thing to a baby I’ve seen. … I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating — and I don’t know what to think. 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.”
The child had a fully formed face, and what O’Donnell said happened next convinced her she could no longer work for the company.
“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 the brain,'” O’Donnell said. “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, ‘OK, can you go the rest of the way?'”
O’Donnell said she didn’t want to do it but felt that she had to go along.
“I’m just sitting there like, ‘What did I just do?'” she said.
Abortion is terrible enough, and it’s appalling that the U.S. government is using taxpayer money to shore up a multibillion-dollar “nonprofit” business whose central purpose is the killing of unborn children, despite claims to the contrary.
Margaret Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood as a strategy to reduce the population of blacks, Latinos and other “unfit” people, was a strong proponent of birth control, segregation of undesirables and forced sterilization.
But Sanger quailed at abortion, mentioning in several instances that it was a barbaric practice:
- “But during all the long years this matter has been discussed, advocated, refuted, the people themselves—poor people especially—were blindly, desperately practicing family limitation, just as they are practicing it today. To them birth control does not mean what it does to us. To them it has meant the most barbaric methods. It has meant the killing of babies—infanticide,—abortions,—in one crude way or another.”
- “It is apparent that nothing short of contraceptives can put an end to the horrors of abortion and infanticide.”
- “Usually this desire [for family limitation] has been laid to economic pressure… It has asserted itself among the rich and among the poor, among the intelligent and the unintelligent. It has been manifested in such horrors as infanticide, child abandonment and abortion.”
- “While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.”
While the principles Planned Parenthood was founded upon can be seen as inevitably leading to abortion as a practice, it seems the organization has gone beyond Sanger’s vision.
The child has surpassed the parent, so to speak.
If Planned Parenthood were merely an organization dedicated to women’s health and promoting birth control, it’s doubtful there would be much if any serious opposition to it.
But what is apparent and becoming more alarming with each new video is that Planned Parenthood has sunk to depths of evil that even the racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger would have been disgusted by.