StemExpress Faces Contempt Charges in Move to Halt Stonewalling of Subpoenaed Records


By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – In a big move announced yesterday, the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives will vote Wednesday on contempt charges against StemExpress and its owner, Cate Dyer.

Dyer and her organ procurement company have repeatedly stonewalled subpoenas issued by the Select Panel for financial information that would prove not only that Planned Parenthood profited from the sale of fresh aborted baby body parts to Stem Express, but also how much it profited.

The sale of aborted baby remains for profit is a violation of Federal Law.

The Select Panel was created to investigate evidence that surfaced last year through a series of undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress. The videos showed Planned Parenthood executives and abortionists bargaining for the sale of aborted baby remains for profit to a number of organ procurement companies and research laboratories

“This is the piece of the puzzle we hoped the Select Panel would uncover,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who served as a founding board member for the Center for Medical Progress. “As with many white collar crimes, the financial data is the key piece of evidence. The fact that Dyer is risking contempt charges to keep this information out of the Select Panel’s hands indicates it must be strongly incriminating to her, her company, and her business partners at Planned Parenthood.”

Newman is named in two Federal lawsuits filed by Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation, which are seeking to block the release of additional videos and evidence and financially ruin those involved in the undercover journalistic study that revealed their obvious ghoulish behavior toward aborted baby remains and their alleged criminal conduct.

The Select Panel also announced that in a separate matter, it will vote to release a May 11, 2016, deposition taken as part of the Panel’s investigation in to the University of New Mexico (UNM).

On June 23, 2016, the Select Panel sent a letter to Attorney General Hector H. Balderas, Jr. recommending criminal charges and further investigation into UNM and the largest late-term abortion facility in the country, Southwestern Women’s Options, both located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

During their investigation, the Select Panel uncovered evidence that UNM obtained aborted baby remains from Southwestern Women’s Options, which were then used for experimentation by UNM or sold to others for experimentation in violation of state and federal law.

In return, Southwestern Women’s Options abortionists received numerous employee benefits at UNM that provided professional and financial gain.

Nearly three months later, Attorney General Balderas has yet to charge UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options.

In August, Dr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Medicine, who oversaw the aborted baby tissue harvesting scheme, admitted on video that staff from the University of New Mexico used brains of aborted babies for dissection by high school students at a summer camp.

This admission essentially justified the Select Panel’s decision to seek criminal charges against UNM and SWO.

The Select Panel will meet Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. ET in HVC-210 at the United States Capitol. A live stream of the meeting and links to the documents will be available at this link.

Operation Rescue will also post the documents when they are available.

Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School Students

Help urge the New Mexico AG to bring these ghouls to justice (see below).

By Cheryl Sullenger

Albuquerque, NM — A new video interview has surfaced that confirms allegations made by the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives, that staff from the University of New Mexico used brains of aborted babies for dissection by high school students at a summer camp.

UNM-RothDr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Medicine, was questioned by Marcie May after a UNM meeting where the disposition of human fetal remains was apparently discussed.

“Can I ask you to repeat what you said before about the workshop with UNM fetal remains with high school students?” May is heard asking during the brief video clip released by the New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAL) on

“Yes, we had a faculty member who obtained some tissue, and during one of these summer workshops, uh, dissected I think one or two fetal brains,” Dr. Roth replied.

Roth refused to mention the source of the fetal brains or exactly how they were procured.

NMAL noted that one meeting observer described Roth’s demeanor during the meeting as “cold, clinical and dismissive.”

On June 23, 2016, the Select Panel issued a 291-page letter to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas referring UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options for criminal charges related to their fetal organ procurement arrangement that violated state laws.

In that letter, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who chairs the Select Panel, referenced the fact that in May 2012, someone at UNMHSC had “asked clinic for digoxin treated tissue 24-28 weeks for methylation study + because [redacted] wants whole, fixed brains to dissect w/ summer camp students. Clinic est. 27 and 28 weeks.” [Letter Page 10]

This macabre request was recorded in a notebook that cataloged numerous fetal organs that had been procured or were requested by UNM. [Letter Attachment 28, Page 186]

The referral letter also referenced evidence that Southwestern Women’s Options is the sole provider of “aborted infant tissue” to the UNM Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC). [Referral Letter Page 8]

Protest ABQ obtained Southwestern Women’s Option’s abortion consent forms from 2012 and 2015 that state: “pregnancy tissue may be used in medical research.”

This clearly violates New Mexico’s Jonathan Spradling Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, which prohibits the use of aborted baby remains in medical research.

Protest ABQ filed a formal complaint in July 2015, with Attorney General Balderas seeking an investigation into the illegal use of aborted baby remains for research since the baby cannot consent to the donation. That complaint is still pending.

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman says that Roth’s video confession not only verifies the Select Panel’s allegations concerning the fetal brain dissections by high school students, but lends added veracity to the rest of the Select Panel’s carefully documented information, which merits criminal charges or further criminal investigation.

“The video interview with Paul Roth corroborates the allegation made by the Select Panel. There should be immediate criminal charges filed against UNM and Roth, who apparently took no issue with high school kids dissecting aborted baby brains, and whoever requested the brains in the first place,” said Newman. “Everyone at UNM and at Southwestern Women’s Options that were involved with the illegal aborted baby body parts scheme must also be charged. Anything less is gross injustice.”

Please contact NM Attorney General Hector Balderas and demand criminal charges be brought against all at UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options who broke the law.

Toll Free: 1-866-627-3249
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Incomplete Abortion on Sick Woman at UNM Abortion Biz Puts Her in Hospital for 5 Days

UNMCRH-Yale Captioned

By Cheryl Sullenger

Albuquerque, NM — A pro-life group based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has reported that a 27-year old woman suffered an incomplete second trimester abortion at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health that resulted in her hospitalization with a serious infection.

The UNM Center for Reproductive Health is an off-campus abortion facility operated by the publicly-funded University of New Mexico. UNM has recently come under fire from the House Select Panel on Infant Lives, which issued a 291-page referral letter to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, recommending criminal charges be filed against the University of New Mexico (UNM) related to the acquisition of aborted baby remains.

Protest ABQ has acquired documentation through an anonymous source that gave more information about possible acts of negligence and malpractice on the part of one of UNMCRH’s abortionists related to their treatment of “Patient A.”

Tara Shaver of Protest ABQ reported:

On May 17, 2016, Patient A arrived at UNMCRH 19.6 weeks pregnant for a two day D&E abortion procedure. On this day laminaria was inserted into Patient A’s cervix for artificial dilation despite the fact that she wasn’t feeling well and her lab results showed that her white blood cell count was alarmingly high at 21.7. The website states that a normal wbc count for a pregnant woman in the second trimester is between 5.6-14.8. An elevated white blood cell count is an indication that a patient has an infection, disease or weakened immune system. Patient A was already at a high risk for infection.

Despite the fact that this patient had a compromised immune system UNMCRH placed performing the abortion above Patient A’s overall health and well-being. They proceeded with the second trimester abortion procedure, and dismembered the 19 week old pre-born child.

Shaver wrote that immediately after the dismemberment abortion, and seemingly without checking to make sure the abortion was complete, an IUD was inserted into the woman’s uterus before it had time to heal.

UNM conducted a study involving the placement of IUDs in immediately post-abortive or post-partum women that indicates immediate placement will save the patient money. However, placing a foreign object into a womb that has yet to heal from a nearly 20 week dismemberment abortion poses serious risks, especially in the case of this patient, who had indications she already suffered from an infection when the abortion began.

Shaver went on to explain what happened after the abortion was supposedly completed.

The very next day, after a restless night of sleep and increasing pain Patient A sought medical attention at UNM Hospital, where physicians that attended her suspected post abortion endometritis (an infection of the uterus) and an incomplete abortion. Patient A’s IUD was removed. She spent three days on antibiotics but on the fourth day her temperature spiked again and the UNM Family Planning Service division was consulted to provide a D&C to suction out any remaining fetal parts and or tissue.

Once the D&C was performed on May 22, five days after her abortion began, Patient A finally began to improve. She was discharged from the hospital the following day.

There were several actions taken by UNMCRH that could qualify for negligence and/or malpractice, including:

• Ignoring the woman’s symptoms of infection and proceeding with a risky late-term dismemberment abortion.
• Failing to provide treatment or refer the patient for treatment of her existing infection prior to the abortion.
• Failing to make sure the abortion was complete.
• Inserting an IUD immediately after the abortion knowing that the patient was more susceptible to infection than healthy patients.

Still unanswered is the question of whether the extracted remains of Patient A’s baby, who was one day shy of reaching the 20-week threshold of gestation, were sent to UNM for experimentation, as has happened in the past according to the investigation conducted by Select Panel on Infant Lives.

Some have reacted with frustration to this latest botched abortion incident.

“We know in the past that ambulances have been sent to UNMCRH on several occasions. Of course, that information is now being denied the public as is much of what The University of New Mexico does. What will it take for all interested parties (Regents, students, alumni, elected leaders) to wake up, speak up, and put a stop to a business that has been wounding women while making money aborting babies at every stage of pregnancy,” stated Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life.

UNMCRH has stopped the practice of calling the 911 exchange for help when abortions there go bad. This was done to ensure that no publicly accessible record would be created that might expose the frequency with which their patients require emergency life-saving care.

Congressman Steve Pearce (R-NM), was concerned that the state officials were doing nothing to provide even minimal abortion safety standards in a state where abortion laws are essentially non-existent.

“I’m to the point where I’m saying that you must be approving of what is happening or you would be responding. New Mexico has evolved into the largest, the most abortion friendly state in the country right under our eyes and I for one do not think it’s appropriate,” said Rep. Pearce.

“For years, Tara Shaver and her husband, Bud, have worked tirelessly to expose the abuses that take place daily in Albuquerque’s abortion facilities. They have uncovered so many serious botched abortions I’ve lost count, even on women as far along as 35 weeks pregnant!” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “All our complaints have fallen on deaf ears while those who are supposed to be protecting the public make excuses for the appalling state of affairs within the danger-ridden New Mexico abortion cartel. From what I have seen, any regard for the life of the baby in the womb or the safety of women is simply absent from the regulatory system within the State of New Mexico.”

Read Shaver’s full report.

[Note: Documentation concerning Patient A’s horrendous abortion and ensuing complications is on file with Protest ABQ.]