The Latest Planned Parenthood Video: Did the Mothers Really Consent?

The latest Center for Medical Progress Planned Parenthood video was released yesterday. It features Holly O’Donnell, the same young woman who appeared in a prior video. O’Donnell, who describes herself in the most recent video as pro-life, is a former blood and tissue procurement technician for StemExpress, which buys babies’ body parts from Planned Parenthood.

The main theme of this installment is that, contrary to PP’s repeated assurances, it isn’t necessarily true that mothers of aborted babies consented to have their babies’ tissues sold for research purposes: “There were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there’s no way they would know.” This video is heavily dependent on Ms. O’Donnell’s credibility, which you can judge for yourself. But it is hard to imagine how anyone watching the footage that CMP has put together could come to any conclusion other than the collection and sale of babies’ body parts is a dirty business: