Legal Violations Abound in 6th Undercover Planned Parenthood Video

Technicians working at Planned Parenthood took fetal body parts even though mothers had refused consent, and asked for consent before mothers had decided to have an abortion.

There is already plenty of evidence in previous videos that Planned Parenthood is violating Section 112 of The National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993, which imposes criminal penalties on the originating organization for selling fetal body parts for profit. How many more laws must be broken before Planned Parenthood before federal prosecutors act?

 

The latest Planned Parenthood video has just been released by the Center for Medical Progress, and it contains evidence of yet more laws being broken by the organization. This time, it’s informed consent. The National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993 prohibits the harvesting of fetal body parts without obtaining the consent of the mother. So far, Planned Parenthood has defended itself against the videos by saying its employees who were secretly taped were misunderstood. But how will it get around the testimony of a former worker who seems happy to testify in court against the organization?

Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress procurement technician who has become a whistleblower on the operation, explains in the video that it was common practice to take the fetal body parts without consent first.

The co-workers I had … they would not consent the donors.  If there was a higher gestation, and the technicians needed it, there were times they would just take what they want, and these mothers don’t know. There’s no way they would know.

She discusses an incident where a mother refused to give consent. One of her co-workers, Jessica, didn’t care that the mother had refused to sign, but took the fetus anyway.

O’Donnell also describes times when women would be asked for consent to take the fetus even before a pregnant mother had decided to have an abortion. The National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993 specifically prohibits this discussion until after a woman has decided to have an abortion.

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