Friday Life Site News reports that Planned Parenthood has lost it’s biggest client. The biomedical firm, StemExpress, which has been in the news lately for its part in obtaining aborted fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood and then selling it to research labs, has formally severed ties with the abortion organization, The decision came after the release of six videos, which exposed Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling aborted fetal tissue. Two of the six videos released largely feature former StemExpress technician Holly O’Donnell.
O’Donnell describes in graphic detail the process of sorting through dismembered arms and legs of aborted babies. She also asserts StemExpress did not always obtain proper consent from the mothers of the aborted babies to harvest the tissue.
After finding itself only superficially linked to what abortion opponents claim is Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of fetal tissue and organs, the small biomedical tissue procurement company is distancing itself from Planned Parenthood, according to Politico.
“We value our various partnerships but, due to the increased questions that have arisen over the past few weeks, we feel it prudent to terminate activities with Planned Parenthood,” the company said in a statement. “While we value our business relationship with Planned Parenthood, that work represents a small percentage of our overall business activity and we must focus our limited resources on resolving these inquiries.”
Claiming they only facilitated the donation of fetal tissue for medical research with a patient’s consent, both StemExpress and Planned Parenthood have denied doing anything illegal or improper. StemExpress, being asked to explain its relationship with Planned Parenthood by the House Energy and Commerce and the Senate Judiciary committees, prompted the five-year-old company based in Placerville, CA to notify Planned Parenthood and Congress Friday of its decision to end the relationship.
Thursday Breitbart reports that the Superior Court of the State of California ruled that StemExpress does not have the right to access the journalistic materials of the video producer Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which were used to expose Planned Parenthood’s practices of harvesting baby organs for potential sale. StemExpress attempted to block the release of several documents posted on the CMP website which includes a price list for baby parts.
The founder and CEO of StemExpress, Cate Dyer, is also the sister of Charlotte Ivancic, the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). Just another example of the incestual revolving door policy that exists in Washington.
David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress has said that he has enough videotape material to release a total of 12 films. After the August recess, more congressional attempts to defund Planned Parenthood are likely as Republicans on Capitol Hill have suggested that they want to hold hearings. The 2016 Republican presidential field has voiced strong support for defunding as well. In any case, this atrocious nightmare isn’t going to going away any time soon.