After the expiration of an injunction last week, the Center for Medical Progress has released its much anticipated 8th undercover video. This latest film targeted StemExpress, a “buyer” which suddenly cut ties to Planned Parenthood after a judge allowed the release of the footage. Now, we can see why they worked so hard to keep the video private: it shows StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer talking about contamination at abortion clinics as well as the sheer volume of organs their company wants, which included a high demand for “intact specimens.”
Here are three of the worst things we learned from the newest sting video:
1.) On contamination:
And we’ll do testing on our side, so we’ll be able to see, you know. And sometimes you find that it can be clinic specific. I’ve seen really rampant, rampant problems with bacteria in certain clinics. Some where you’re kind of like in question of should they really, you know.
It’s nice to know that StemExpress tests the clinics for contamination before it buys! One would hope that they would report signs of infection to the appropriate health authorities. Sadly, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Women’s health seems to be a secondary issue to profit in this case.
2.) On intact specimens:
I mean if you have intact cases, which we’ve done a lot, we sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety…because the procurement for us, I mean it can go really sideways depending on the facility, and then our samples are destroyed and we’re like “really?” I mean this was all so much work, and then to just have them be destroyed is just awful. I mean we have, you know, researchers wait forever, and they want certain things perfectly done. So, you know, we started bringing them back even to manage it.
Can’t have researchers wait forever for “certain things,” can we? The solution? Just ship them the whole corpse so they can take out the organs themselves! If you’re wondering which organs are in most high demand, look no further than the video: turns out it’s livers. Dyer complained in the video that a lot of doctors accidentally sent them “blood clots” instead of livers, and that “another 50 livers a week” wouldn’t be enough for them.
3.) Why work with Planned Parenthood:
We’re working with almost like triple digit number clinics and we still need more… Planned Parenthood has volume, because they are a volume institution.
“A volume institution.” I hope I’m not the only one to see the problem with this statement. They worked with Planned Parenthood because the abortion giant is the only “provider” big enough to produce volume. This is a sickening testament about Planned Parenthood’s priorities that rivals anything we’ve seen so far.
Nick Arnold is a researcher for American Principles in Action.