An independent journalist said the representative and founder of the StemExpress laboratory admitted her company sells beating hearts and intact heads of aborted babies for medical research, the Epoch Times reported.

Michael Daleiden is one of two independent journalists who revealed that Planned Parenthood made a profit selling parts of aborted babies.

The confession took place during a trial, in which Daleiden and his colleague Sandra Merritt were charged with 14 counts of invasion of privacy by the multinational Planned Parenthood, which claims they impersonated representatives of the tissue procurement company BioMax to obtain their evidence, according to the conservative media The Federalist.

Daleiden and Merrit belong to the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a group of citizen journalists “dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances.”

Both had already confirmed through undercover videos that high officials and doctors from Planned Parenthood were illegally marketing the parts of aborted babies.

The accusations state that, in 2014 and 2015, they did not use their real names to enter meetings of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) where they made video recordings, according to the Christian Post.

Through its Twitter account, the CMP regularly reports on the developments with the proceedings that Daleiden and Merritt currently face. The organization detailed the intervention of the founder and CEO of the laboratory StemExpress (whose code name is ‘Doe 12’):

“When @StemExpress’s Doe 12 is asked about the head of a baby being attached to the body upon tissue procurement, Doe 12 says the photos from CMP are accurate and show that the heads are sometimes attached and sometimes are not attached to other parts of body.”

“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,” Peter Breen, Daleiden’s attorney and member of Thomas More Society, told Life Site News. “Both of these are gruesome and violent acts,” he concluded.

Three consecutive hearings

At the start of Tuesday’s series of hearings, Daleiden also said on Twitter that Planned Parenthood admitted under oath to supplying parts of the bodies of aborted babies to for-profit intermediaries such as StemExpress.

This is not the first time CMP accused StemExpress of violating FedEx policies by sending fetal tissue, according to the testimony of Holly O’Donnell, a former employee.

“After CMP released the StemExpress videos in 2015, StemExpress publicly denied their authenticity to the public and to Congress. But under oath on the witness stand, Doe 12 testified that the documents shown in CMP videos are authentic StemExpress documents,” Daleiden recalled of the third hearing held Thursday.

In her testimony, Doe 12 said that before founding StemExpress she was a tissue procurement technician for Advanced Bioscience Resources, responsible for collecting and harvesting baby body parts from Planned Parenthood.

She admitted under oath, according to Daleiden’s report, that “when a fetal brain is able to be harvested, it is because the baby’s head may still be attached to the body after being pulled out of the womb.”

The founder and executive director of StemExpress “also did not deny that StemExpress harvests and transfers unborn children from completely intact abortions.”