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(Worthy News) - In what appears to be the next installment of the Planned Parenthood controversy, the Center for Medical Progress has released an interview with a former technician who claims that the harvesting of fetal body parts was often undertaken without the knowledge or consent of the pregnant women.
Holly O'Donnell, a former blood and tissue procurement technician, worked for StemExpress, a company that partners with Planned Parenthood to purchase aborted fetal parts and resells them for scientific experimentation.
O'Donnell said that the pressure from her employer to harvest organs was not an "option" but a "demand," and that technicians at Planned Parenthood would often forgo consulting mothers in cases when parts were in high demand. [ Source ]
Administration warns states trying to defund Planned Parenthood
Federal officials have warned two states trying to defund Planned Parenthood that they may be in danger of breaking federal law.
Alabama and Louisiana, along with New Hampshire, have all taken steps to strip Medicaid dollars from the women's health and abortion provider in the wake of a series of undercover videos highlighting how some of the group's clinics are involved in fetal tissue donations.
But the Department of Health and Human Services has notified Alabama and Louisiana that their actions may fly in the face of 2011 guidance, saying states can't discriminate against Medicaid health providers simply because they provide abortions to women using non-federal dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. [ Source ]