Since the end of July, the First Amendment free speech rights of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) had been gagged by a California court’s temporary restraining order (TRO). The TRO was fully dissolved on Friday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell, who said that the CMP’s rights under the First Amendment allow them to release the footage in spite of a claim by StemExpress that the content of the footage violates their privacy.
StemExpress is a tissue procurement company that worked closely with Planned Parenthood (until the company announced a split with PP last week). StemExpress sought the now-dissolved TRO to prevent the CMP from releasing footage of the company’s CEO, Cate Dyer, admitting that her labs receive the fully intact bodies of dead babies from Planned Parenthood.
In a trailer released in tandem with the restraining order’s dissolution on Friday afternoon, Dyer is seen laughing as she tells CMP actors to make sure they “tell the lab [when an intact specimen is] coming,” so that technicians do not panic when they open the shipment and find the body of a dead child inside. Apparently, finding brains, livers, hearts, and extremities is less traumatizing to lab technicians than finding the full, un-dissected human being from whom those parts are procured.
Buyer: Make sure the eyes are closed!
SE: Yeah! [laughter] Tell the lab it’s coming!
SE: They’ll open the box, go, ”Oh God!” [laughter] So yeah, so many of the academic labs cannot fly like that, they’re not capable.
Buyer: Why is that? I don’t understand that.
SE: It’s almost like they don’t want to know where it comes from. I can see that. Where they’re like, “We need limbs, but no hands and feet need to be attached.” And you’re like, ? Or they want long bones, and they want you to take it all off, like, make it so that we don’t know what it is.
Watch the 2-minute trailer below, and subscribe to the Center for Medical Progress on YouTube to be alerted when extended footage of the interview with Dyer is released. Note: There is no graphic content in the following video.
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Read excerpts of the forthcoming transcript here.