A Harvest of Horrors
September 09, 2019
It was a partnership Planned Parenthood's former president once bragged she was "proud" of. "Proud," apparently, of cutting into tiny baby bodies when their hearts are still beating. "Proud," it turns out, of putting women through riskier abortion procedures to get better, more valuable baby organs. And "proud," most of all, that her medical directors were negotiating higher prices for the little livers, limbs, and brains her business was harvesting.
Four years later, pride is the last thing anyone felt at the courtroom where the gory details of Planned Parenthood's baby butcher ring came tumbling out. While the country's abortion industry continues to come after David Daleiden for exposing the black market for tiny organs, the real crimes are being laid out in sickening detail. StemExpress, one of the companies who sells these little human pieces like car parts from a dropdown menu, admitted that it sold fresh hearts and baby heads.
In the undercover video, CEO Cate Dyer (known as Doe 12), freely talks about the 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." "Yeah," laughs Cate in response. "Tell the lab techs its coming... it's almost like they don't want to know what it is."
LifeSiteNews, who covered the preliminary hearing, reported that the group's CEO went so far as to say that the baby's head could be procured attached to the baby's body or 'could be torn away.'" When Peter Breen, Daleiden's attorney from the Thomas More Society, pressed the StemExpress CEO about its connection with studies that require a beating heart, she hesitated. When the judge demanded an answer, she said reluctantly, "Yes, we have provided heart tissue to Stanford [University]."
Afterward, Breen made sure the media understood the gravity of her answer. "That is an especially gruesome admission, but it begs the question: how did they get these fully intact human children? 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. Both of these are violent acts."
They're also acts, many of us would point out, that are grossly illegal. Planned Parenthood and StemExpress don't see it that way. As far as they're concerned, this baby-carving business is just "revenue diversification." If that's the case, it's time for taxpayers to demand a little diversification of their own -- away from groups who see unborn children as commodities to be bought and sold.
Help us remind House Democrats the price of their alliance with organizations like Planned Parenthood. Send Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a newborn baby hat as part of FRC's End Birth Day Abortion campaign. Every life should be welcomed into the world and protected by law!
Tony Perkins's Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.