StemExpress CEO Admits Selling Beating Baby Hearts, Intact Baby Heads in Daleiden Hearing

“One thing we’ve observed throughout these proceedings is that these witnesses were much more candid when they spoke to David and Susan on the undercover video than they are on the stand”

Center for Medical Progress legal team with David Daleiden outside San Francisco Superior Court. Lianne Laurence / LifeSiteNews

The following article was authored by Lianne Laurence of Life Site News. She reported on the recent court hearing of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of Center for Medical Progress. Warning: gruesome description of harvesting baby body parts.

The CEO of StemExpress essentially admitted in court Thursday that her biotech company supplies beating fetal hearts and intact fetal heads to medical researchers.

She also admitted at the preliminary hearing of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress that the baby’s head could be procured attached to the baby’s body or “could be torn away.”

“That is an especially gruesome admission, but it begs the question: how did they get these fully intact human children?” says Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, which is representing Daleiden at the hearing.

“If you have a fetus with an intact head and an intact body, and intact extremities, that is something that would indicate that child was born alive, and then had their organs cut out of them, or that that child was the victim of an illegal partial-birth abortion,” he told LifeSiteNews. “Both of these are gruesome and violent acts.”

CMP’s Daleiden and Merritt are charged with 15 felony counts of illegal taping of confidential information in connection with undercover videos they released in 2015 after a three-year covert investigation into the buying and selling of baby body parts, which is a felony.

The covertly recorded videos exposed StemExpress as the go-to in California for Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby body parts, and the biotech company cut its ties with Planned Parenthood shortly after these were released.

CMP’s legal team is arguing in the preliminary hearing that the law does not consider conversations that can be overheard confidential and that covert recording is allowed when done to investigate violent crimes.

On Thursday, the court saw video clips of the StemExpress CEO, identified as Doe 12, meeting in May 2015 with Daleiden and Merritt, who were posing as owners of a biotech company.

Doe 12 says in the video there’s a great demand for “raw fetal tissue,” and that the “insanely fragile” neural or brain tissue is best shipped in a “whole calvarium,” or head, whereupon Daleiden says, “Just make sure the eyes are closed.”

Doe 12 was far less forthcoming in her testimony Thursday, as Breen noted.

“Yeah,” laughs Doe 12, “Tell the lab techs its coming…it’s almost like they don’t want to know what it is.”

“One thing we’ve observed throughout these proceedings is that these witnesses were much more candid when they spoke to David and Susan on the undercover video than they are on the stand,” he told LifeSiteNews.

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David Daleiden Wants Kamala Harris’ Search Warrant Thrown Out So Case Against Him Will be Dismissed

The Center for Medical Progress investigation exposed numerous atrocities inside Planned Parenthood abortion facilities across the U.S.

Micaiah Bilger is a staff writer with Life News. Below is an article she authored about the on-going battle between David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress and Planned Parenthood.

Before Kamala Harris was a Democratic presidential candidate and a U.S. senator, she prosecuted undercover journalist David Daleiden for exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade.

On Wednesday, lawyers for the Center for Medical Progress leader filed a motion asking the court to throw out the search warrant that Harris ordered in 2016 on his home. The raid and the unreleased videos that Harris’s office seized led to Daleiden’s prosecution on 15 felony charges related to the privacy of the people he recorded.

“As a political favor to Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris’ Attorney General’s office blatantly ignored black-letter California law protecting a citizen journalist’s unpublished materials and falsely alleged probable cause for a search warrant, over and above the objections of career law enforcement professionals,” his lawyers said in a statement to LifeNews.com.

They slammed the search warrant as a “sham” resulting from Harris’s close ties to Planned Parenthood.

“Internal email communications released between the Attorney General and Planned Parenthood shows an investigation conducted and overseen by Planned Parenthood and allied activist groups as the basis for a sham search warrant,” the lawyers wrote in the motion.

They produced evidence in the motion that several state investigators did not believe that the search warrant was accurate or based on probable cause. Despite this, Harris’s office seized unpublished videos and other documents from Daleiden’s computers, hard drives and other documents with “sensitive, unpublished editorial information,” according to the court document.

“It appears that the investigative staff had to be coerced into serving a search warrant that they opposed,” the motion states. “This is overwhelming evidence of bad faith.”

They said one agent was so strongly opposed to the move that he took “stress leave” so that he would not have to get involved.

The motion also notes that the Los Angeles Police Department refused to take down a report by one of the people Daleiden recorded because the recording was made “in a public restaurant,” not in private.

Other evidence suggests similar situations, including two of the people recorded by Daleiden admitting “that their conversations at restaurants could be overheard.”

If a judge grants the request and throws out the warrant, the charges against Daleiden would have to be dismissed.

“This is not an honest prosecution but rather a political favor to Planned Parenthood,” his lawyers said in the motion.

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