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StemExpress CEO Admits Planned Parenthood Sells Fully Intact Aborted Babies, Laughs Over Shipping 'Specimens' in New Video

( [email protected] ) Aug 24, 2015 12:51 PM EDT
A horrific new video released by the Center For Medical Progress shows the CEO of a firm that buys tissue from Planned Parenthood laughing about shipping fully intact fetuses and joking that such packages should carry warning labels to alert those opening it that an intact baby is inside.
StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer speaks to an undercover Center for Medical Progress operative in this video released over the weekend. Center for Medical Progress

A horrific new video released by the Center For Medical Progress shows the CEO of a firm that buys tissue from Planned Parenthood laughing about shipping fully intact fetuses and joking that such packages should carry warning labels to alert those opening it that an intact baby is inside.

In the eighth video released by the anti-abortion group, Cate Dyer, head of StemExpress, is shown speaking to an CMP operative posing as a representative of human biologics procurement firm. The video was released over the weekend, shortly after a California judge issued a ruling that the biotech firm can't block the Center for Medical Progress

"Oh, yeah. If you have intact cases, which we've done a lot, we sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety," Dyer says to investigator.

"Tell the lab its coming," she continues as she laughs. "They don't want to open the box and go, 'Oh my G*d!'"

In a preview transcript of a larger video, Dyer discusses the purchase and transfer of human organs and tells the CMP activist that the reality of the company's work horrifies many technicians.

"It's almost like they don't want to know where it comes from," she says. "Where they're like, 'We need limbs, but no hands and feet need to be attached.' ... Or they want long bones, and they want you to take it all off, like, make it so that we don't know what it is."

The undercover operative responds "Bone the chicken for me," and "then I'll eat." Dyer confirms that is what she means, according to the transcript.

"But we know what it is. I mean [laughter], but their lab?" Dyer says. "And their lab techs freak out, and have meltdowns, and so it's just like, yeah. I think, quite frankly, that's why a lot of researchers ultimately, some of them want to get into other things. They want to look at bone marrow, they want to look at adipose- sort of adult human, kind of adult based sampling. They want to avoid publishing a paper that says it was derived from fetal tissue."

Dyer complains that sometimes the intact fetuses are "destroyed" by bad handling at the abortion facility. "...Because it's just, and the procurement for us, I mean it can go really sideways, depending on the facility, and then our samples are destroyed, and we're like, 'Really?' This was all so much work, and then just to have them be destroyed is awful. I mean we have researchers wait forever, and they want certain things, you know, perfectly done, so we started bringing them back even to manage it from a procurement expert standpoint."

In continuing her discussion with the undercover operative, Dyer emphasizes that her organization has a good working relationship with Planned Parenthood.

"Do you feel that support from Cecile [Richards] and from Deborah [Nucatola]?" the investigator asks.

"Yeah, oh yeah. You know, everyone at PPFA," Dyer replies. "I just think that you're in the cause or you're not. If you're not in the cause, they don't need you around. They need champions and if you're not a champion, then you should go. The clinics are very guarded, as they should be. Who do they let in their house? They let champions in their house. Right?"

When CMP first began publishing the videos from its undercover investigation back in June, StemExpress filed for a temporary restraining order once they realized the anti-abortion group had been secretly filmed discussing their operations, Politico notes.

The organization subsequently cut ties with Planned Parenthood earlier this month due to "increased questions" over their relationship.

Following the release of the latest CMP clip, Stem Express released a statement slamming the "heavily edited, highly-deceptive video" and claiming that it has "never requested, received or provided to a researcher an 'intact fetus.'"

"The release of today's video and CMP's claims about it are just another in a long series of lies," the group claimed, the Daily Mail reports.

Thus far, 12 states have responded to the Planned Parenthood videos and launched investigations into their abortion and organ harvesting business including South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana.

Congress has also widened its investigation and five states have revoked taxpayer funding for the organization, including Utah, Arkansas, Alabama, New Hampshire and Louisiana.