Harvesting Babies with Beating Hearts?

Sep 3, 2019

Before you read any further, let me give you a warning. What I share below is graphic and disturbing. But I am communicating it to show you the utter depravity of Planned Parenthood's trade in baby body parts. And to highlight just how absurd it is that our client, Sandra Merritt, is being prosecuted for bringing this information to the world!

Sandra's in court today in San Francisco for a two-week pre-trial hearing. &FIRSTNAME;, your prayers and your generosity will make a real difference as we represent her. We're entering a grueling 60-day period of intense litigation. And costs will soar. Please consider a gift to stand with Sandra and defend freedom today! –Mat

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Planned Parenthood over its heinous trade in baby body parts. One unknown about that barbaric practice is whether the children from whom Planned Parenthood harvests organs are still living when their eyes, livers, hearts, etc., are taken.

Sandra Merritt's undercover investigation, conducted with David Daleiden, president of the Center for Medical Progress, uncovered evidence that some babies are still alive when their organs are harvested. For example . . .

Holly O’Donnell, a "procurement technician" for a for-profit human tissue procurement firm, told CMP she was once asked by her supervisor to come see "something kind of neat."

It was a nearly intact late-term baby aborted at a Planned Parenthood facility in San Jose, California. The coworker took an instrument, O'Donnell said, "and she just taps the heart and it starts beating."

Referring to the infant's beating heart, O'Donnell said, "I don't know if that constitutes it's technically dead, or it's alive."

After O'Donnell watched the baby's heart beating, her next assignment was to harvest the infant's brain. A coworker showed her how to slice the child's face with a scissors, starting at the chin, so she could extract the brain tissue.

"I can't even describe what that feels like," O'Donnell said.

The Center for Medical Progress uncovered other evidence that intact human babies emerge alive after abortion procedures in Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities.

Dr. Ben Van Handel, the executive director of Novogenix, told a CMP investigator posing as a fetal parts buyer, "There are times when, after the procedure is done, that the heart is still beating." Novogenix has harvested fetal organs at the Planned Parenthood facility in Los Angeles.


Both California and federal laws mandate the same care for an infant who is born alive after an abortion as for a normally delivered baby. In addition, California law bars any experimentation on a fetus with a discernible heartbeat.

But it's not Planned Parenthood that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is prosecuting. It’s our client, Sandra Merritt, who exposed how Planned Parenthood traffics in baby body parts.

Becerra, a partisan Democrat who has said he stands with Planned Parenthood, slapped Sandra with a 15-count felony criminal indictment. If convicted, Sandra could spend more than a decade behind bars.

That's why we must do everything possible on her behalf now!

Today is the first day of a lengthy preliminary hearing—a pre-trial to determine if there is adequate evidence to go to trial. It lasts two weeks and will be incredibly expensive.

Will you help us battle on her behalf and defend liberty, life and the family in courts nationwide?

The need is urgent. We’re entering one of the most demanding and intense seasons of litigation in a long time.

Along with defending Sandra in criminal and civil court, we’re also battling the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, the city of Boston and others in cases critical to our freedom as believers.

Your generous support of 25, 50, 100 dollars or more will make a huge difference now for Sandra and our work to defend freedom.

Please prayerfully consider a generous gift now to help us meet the cost of defending this brave pro-life grandmother?

God bless you for standing with us in defending Sandra and helping us fight our many other legal battles on behalf of life, liberty and freedom!

For life and liberty,

Mat Staver,

Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel