September 20, 2019

Stem Cell Researcher Testifies Only Hearts from Live Babies Can be Used in Research

David Daleiden
Dr. Theresa Deisher testified on behalf of the defense as an expert witness on September 18th, the final day of preliminary hearings for the illegal recording lawsuit against undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. Deisher testified that Daleiden contacted her in 2012 to inquire about a Stanford University Study from that year using fetal tissue provided by StemExpress. He wanted to know if researchers would have required hearts harvested from living babies. Deisher told him in 2012 that this was true and repeated this in her testimony on Wednesday.

She testified that a heart “has to be beating and be arrested in a relaxed position” for researchers to harvest a heart that is useful for research. “Once the heart goes into contraction, you can’t get it to come out of that position,” she said. She also testified that Daleiden called her several times during his investigation to learn the science of stem cell research and its vocabulary. Click here for more.