Remember those ‘baby parts’ videos that abortion defenders helped to silence? The company that was exposed is coming clean under oath on just what they were up to. And it’s bad.
The CEO admitted to the sale of beating hearts and intact baby heads for medical research. He even named a major university.
A little background, in case you’ve forgotten, or missed the story the first time around.
Back in 2015, undercover journalists set out to expose the practice of the illegal sale of baby parts from abortions. They posed as potential buyers from a biotech firm and met with Abortion providers swore up and down that the tapes were illegitimate, and unlawfully obtained. This was part of a series of videos made by Center for Medical Progress (CMP) aimed at exposing such policies within Planned Parenthood. The pro-life activists faced charges for the video which was loudly denounced as ‘doctored’ (until a Texas judge ruled that to be untrue) and a gag order was placed on the videos.
Here is the undercover video with Cate Dyer:
As a result of those videos, there was an investigation.
The CEO of StemExpress admitted in court Thursday that her biotech company supplies beating fetal hearts and intact fetal heads to medical researchers.
She also admitted at the preliminary hearing of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress that the baby’s head could be procured attached to the baby’s body or “could be torn away.”
“That is an especially gruesome admission, but it begs the question: how did they get these fully intact human children?” says Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, which is representing Daleiden at the hearing.
“If you have a fetus with an intact head and an intact body, and intact extremities, that is something that would indicate that child was born alive, and then had their organs cut out of them, or that that child was the victim of an illegal partial-birth abortion,” he told LifeSiteNews.
“Both of these are gruesome and violent acts.”
…On Thursday, the court saw video clips of the StemExpress CEO, identified as Doe 12, meeting in May 2015 with Daleiden and Merritt, who were posing as owners of a biotech company.
Doe 12 says in the video there’s a great demand for “raw fetal tissue,” and that the “insanely fragile” neural or brain tissue is best shipped in a “whole calvarium,” or head, whereupon Daleiden says, “Just make sure the eyes are closed.”
…Breen told the court that StemExpress was mentioned in connection with Stanford University studies where Langendorff perfusion was used, a technique that “requires a beating heart.”
“Does StemExpress supply fetal hearts to Stanford?” he asked Doe 12.
She hesitated to answer because, she said, “there’s so much targeting of researchers.”
However, Judge Christopher Hite told her the question was relevant.
“Yes, we have provided heart tissue to Stanford,” Doe 12 said.
She also admitted that CMP’s photos are accurate. Sometimes the calvarium [head] is attached to the body, and sometimes it is not.
The gag order originally placed on the activists was struck down as unconstitutional.