(SPECTATOR) The popular pro-life bumper sticker that proclaims “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart” may no longer be true if StemExpress, the alleged harvester of human fetal hearts, is allowed to continue the practice of removing the still-beating hearts of unborn babies in the process of an abortion. The revelations of the removal of the hearts from babies following an abortion were part of the testimony of Dr. Theresa Deisher, an expert in adult stem cell research, during a San Francisco court proceeding on September 18.
But it is not StemExpress that is on trial. The criminal proceedings were part of the preliminary hearing of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, investigative journalists from the Center for Medical Progress, who were charged with revealing the heinous practice in 2015. Both have been charged with 14 felony counts of videotaping conversations without consent in connection with exposing the role Planned Parenthood and StemExpress played in the scandal over the selling of baby body parts.