September 17, 2019

Conversations with Fetal Tissue Procurement Technician Motivated Daleiden to Investigate Abortionists

Holly O'Donnell
Credit: Center for Medical Progress
David Daleiden testified on Monday that his reasoning for beginning his undercover investigation into members of the abortion industry was spurred by a former tissue procurement technician at StemExpress. He testified that in October 2013, he contacted Holly O'Donnell via Facebook message to inquire about StemExpress procedures. He attempted to show a video clip of O'Donnell talking about her experiences, but it was deemed inadmissible due to editing. Daleiden instead testified her story.

O'Donnell told Daleiden that she witnessed her supervisor tap on the heart of an intact fetus and watched it beat for "about 30 to 50 seconds" before having O'Donnell cut through the fetus's face to harvest the brain. O'Donnell soon left that job sadly died of multiple health challenges in 2018 at the age of 27.

His discussion with O'Donnell led Daleiden to believe that StemExpress and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte committed homicide on live babies. Click here for more.