The Center for Medical Progress' seventh video highlighting the aborted baby parts compensation practices of Planned Parenthood alleges that the abortion giant and its former partnering company StemExpress have harvested an intact brain from a gestated fetus whose heart was still beating.
The new video, which was released Wednesday morning, shows an interview with Holly O'Donnell, a former StemExpress fetal tissue procurement technician, who recounted the time she was asked to harvest the brain from an almost fully gestated aborted baby at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California.
O'Donnell recalled that she was in a Planned Parenthood clinic one day when a doctor had just finished with an abortion and took the aborted baby into a pathology lab. Moments later, a senior StemExpress technician named Jessica called Holly to come into the room so that she could show her how to procure an intact brain. more >>
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked the state's Department of Human Services to end its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood, whose officials were shown discussing delivery of babies' body parts in secretly taped videos. StemExpress, a tissue company, is also cutting its ties with the abortion provider.
"It is apparent that after the recent revelations on the actions of Planned Parenthood, that this organization does not represent the values of the people of our state and Arkansas is better served by terminating any and all existing contracts with them," Hutchinson said in a statement Friday.
The Republican governor added that this includes "their affiliated organization, Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma." more >>
Undercover videos showing abortion provider Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts can continue after biomedical company StemExpress failed, through legal action, to stop their release.
The Superior Court of the state of California issued a ruling Thursday denying StemExpress' request for a "specified discovery" that would have given them possession of the video and thus kept it from being released publicly.
"The Court, for good cause shown, may order that 'specified discovery' be conducted notwithstanding the general prohibition. Plaintiff seeks to demonstrate that such good cause exists. However, Plaintiff's papers fail to make that showing," read the ruling. more >>
Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump were criticized by pro-life activists this week after they waffled on their positions regarding abortion, research on aborted baby body parts and funding Planned Parenthood.
After Carson indicated support for the abortion drug RU-486 in the case of rape or incest, Cavuto asked Carson, "At the point of conception do you see that as life Doctor?"
"Certainly once the heart starts beating, certainly at that point," replied Carson. more >>
After a medical blogger revealed this week that retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson participated in research in which tissue from two spontaneous abortions were used, Carson explained that he took no part in actually studying the tissue and defended the practice of using fetal tissue to advance science and medicine.
On Wednesday, Dr. Jen Gunter, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has previously appeared in USA Today, posted on her blog an excerpt of a 1992 collaborative research paper that lists Carson as one of four authors.
The research, which is titled Colloid Cysts of the Third Ventricle: Immunohistochemical evidence for nonneuropithelial differentiation, used tissue samples from nine and 17-week spontaneous abortions that were taken from pathology labs. more >>
The Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, Philippines, opened its doors last December, and has been working to provide care to low income children with critical orthopedic needs. The hospital has partnered with Christian organization CURE International to perform 100 surgeries since its opening, which is being showcased on the Tim Tebow Foundation website.
"The Tebow CURE Hospital is the result of years of planning, building, and praying without ceasing. After opening its doors in December, we are so excited to announce that we recently admitted our 100th patient for surgery," reads a statement from the foundation.
"100 surgeries is a major accomplishment for TCH and a true testament to the faithfulness of our Lord. But, the number is not the focus, rather the 100 stories of healing and renewed lives behind each and every surgery," the statement continued. more >>