How does the process actually work?

Key Players in Video

  • Savita Ginde, VP and Medical Director at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
    Holly O’Donnell, former Procurement Technician for StemExpress, LLC

Key Points

  • Ginde states clinics must be coordinated with each other and saying the same thing in case anyone gets “called out.”
  • Ceclie Richards says there is no financial gain to selling tissue.
  • Ginde states, when talking about financial compensation, “I think the per item thing works a little better just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”
  • Ginde shares concern that in some states they may “get caught” selling fetal parts across state lines.
  • Ginde states they don’t use water to wash away debris for second-trimester babies. They just pick up the “parts” because “they are so big.” They don’t use water pressure, which would make them look “war-torn.”

Additional Info

  • Tissue collection business partnerships mentioned: CU/CSU (Colorado State University) in Fort Collins
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains does over 10,000 abortions a year.
  • Undercover investigators were taken into the abortion clinic, where the team demonstrated the “quality” of fetal parts available that day.
  • Investigator hears and asks if the sound he just heard was the crack of a skull; sees the heart and kidneys.
  • Verbiage used by Dr. Savita Ginde referring to a second-trimester fetus: will not use water most of the time because it is big enough to pick up parts with hands…it wouldn’t look as “war-torn.”
  • Medical assistant says, “Another boy,” while looking at the 12-week-old fetus.