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August 12, 2015

Two Very Disturbing Stories About Planned Parenthood's "Tissue Collection" Business

This Daily Signal interview with a former Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year turned pro-life activist is grim.

At that point, what did the product of conception technician do with the different body parts?

If it was during a time that we were participating in a research study, they would pick out whatever was requested--whether it was a specific organ, eyeballs, whatever it was--they would take that out and put that in a specimen bag....


How much did shipping typically cost?

The researchers provided the Styrofoam box and dry ice to Planned Parenthood. Literally the only cost we had was shipping the box. And that was about $20 every time we shipped. So Planned Parenthood is getting $200 per specimen, and we’re taking all the specimens, putting them in one box and shipping it off for $20. The different fetal body parts are not shipped individually.

Does Planned Parenthood have to hire an employee to sort through the body parts and put them in these containers?

It's not like we hire someone just to separate these parts for research because after every single abortion, a product of conception technician reassembles the parts of the baby to make sure that everything was removed. If they don't, that can be fatal for a woman. We had several instances where our product of conception technician failed the patient because they would come back in and there would be a leg still in their uterus and that causes very serious infection.

To send the body parts to a research laboratory, it's just a matter of separating them into different bags.

Read the whole thing; the case she's making is that this is literally zero-cost for Planned Parenthood, except for shipping (which could be paid by the research companies, the same as they provide the boxes); so it's unclear how Planned Parenthood justifies charging $200 per specimen, given federal law forbidding trade in tissue.

The Center for Medical Progress has a new video out too, this time with someone who worked on the tissue procurement side, getting consent for the tissue donations.

It's about "opportunities" and "bonuses."

As Hot Air's summary says:

That pressure ends up pushing technicians to get blood and organs even when the women expressly forbid it. In one case O'Donnell recalls, a late-term mother refused consent, which O’Donnell explained to the other technician. "You have to make sure you get her," O'Donnell’s colleague told her, but O'Donnell said she had refused consent. That didn't stop the technician, however. "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."

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