Business is business. And if a crying, drugged woman doesn’t want to give you her baby’s liver, well, Planned Parenthood in Fresno knew what to do.
This haunting eyewitness testimony from Holly O’Donnell belongs in the files of the great struggle for human rights:
Five key quotes:
1.) “The coworkers I had, they were, just, they would not consent the donors. If there was a higher gestation and the technicians needed it, there were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know. And there is no way they would know.
2.) “I had a very gestated woman. . . so I consented her and she said ‘no’ . . .Jessica came and said, ‘Oh, you know, that high gestated girl, you have to get her, did you make sure to get her?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, I already consented her yesterday, and she’s not comfortable”. . . I’m like, ‘So basically you just went in there and took her blood and you’re going to be taking her fetus without her knowing.’ So, I’m not—it’s terrifying. Imagine you were an abortion patient and someone was going in and stealing your baby’s parts.”
3.) “The women I worked for were cold. Just cold, they don’t care, they just wanted their money, they didn’t care that the girl was throwing up in the trash can crying.”
4.) “And even, there were times when the patients would ask me. They would come in and they’d be crying and like ‘Should I do this? Should I be doing this?’. . . I would tell them like, ‘Run. Like, go. Like, you’ll figure something out, you don’t want to do this. Like, if you don’t want to do this, go home.” I would get in trouble for that. I would get in trouble. Jessica would say, ‘Why didn’t you consent her?’ I’m like, ‘Because she was crying and throwing up and she didn’t even know if she wanted to get it done.’ ‘What did you say to her?’ ‘I told her if she wasn’t comfortable with it then I’m not going to do anything.’ She said, ‘Well, that was an opportunity you just missed.’”
5.) “I’m not going to tell a girl to kill her baby so I can get money, and that’s what this company does. Straight up, that is what this company does.”
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.