When you think of a human rights hero, who comes to your mind? Do you think of Martin Luther King Jr, whose passionate pleas for racial justice culminated in the desegregation of public facilities? Do you think of Harriet Tubman, who shouldered the heartache of thousands of African American slaves while guiding them to freedom? Or, do you think of David Daleiden, an investigative journalist whose exposé of Planned Parenthood’s baby bodypart black market shocked the nation?
Over his 3 year stint as an undercover investigative journalist, Daleiden documented Planned Parenthood’s infant trafficking operation as the “California Model,” since most Planned Parenthood affiliates selling fetal tissue operate in California. In this system, Planned Parenthood sells aborted fetal tissue to Stem Express, a biomedical middleman which fuels infant trafficking. Even though Planned Parenthood is federally recognized as a nonprofit organization, it's partnership with StemExpress reeks of illegality, the encroachment of human rights, and the manipulation of fetuses in order to reap unscrupulous financial gain.
Daleiden calls Stem Express’s biomedical presentations the “trade shows of the abortion industry,” and for good reason. Their grotesque perversion of unborn life culminates in an online order form for fetal tissue. On this form, consumers may handpick fetal tissue based upon the gestational age of the aborted child and amount of body parts needed. Similar to corralled black slaves in pre Civil War America, the body parts of innocent aborted boys and girls are bought and sold as human chattel. Even though Planned Parenthood plays innocent by hiding behind their nonprofit legal status, their actions are morally indefensible. Planned Parenthood grants bonuses to local clinics based upon the number of baby body parts sold in a day. Hearts and lungs reap more profits than livers and endocrine glands, although all parts of the baby are up for sale. However, there are stipulations attached. Stem Express only reimburses Planned Parenthood if the so-called “products of conception” are deemed usable and intact. According to Daleiden, this language “gives a very clear incentive to the abortion clinic to maximize profit by altering abortion procedures.” Thus, illegal abortion methods such as partial-birth abortion may be practiced in order to increase Planned Parenthood’s profit margin.
Throughout Daleiden’s presentation, I was impressed by his soft spoken yet confident demeanor. As a young twenty-seven year old journalist who challenged Planned Parenthood and is facing massive public criticism, Daleiden exudes boldness and passion for the pro-life cause. He injected humor into his presentation, proving that even a mammoth industry such as Planned Parenthood cannot suppress his pro-life convictions. Even in the face of crippling legal fees, he expresses confidence because he has medical and moral truth on his side.
David Daleiden said, “Planned Parenthood knows that the way they have been operating is completely and legally indefensible.” I believe that to be the case. The illegal sale of fetal tissue may be the Achilles heel that brings Planned Parenthood crumbling to the ground. Not only is the selling of fetal tissue illegal, it is also an assault on the dignity of life. As the pro-life generation, it is our responsibility to hold Planned Parenthood and Stem Express accountable for their criminal acts. Daleiden’s work exposing the horrors of the abortion industry merits financial support. He is supported by charitable donations made through Life Legal Defense Fund. Please support David and his pro-life heroism by donating here.