An expert witness has told a San Francisco court that where fetal hearts are used in research they are harvested from living babies.
The shocking evidence was given by Dr. Theresa Deisher on the last day of the preliminary hearing of charges against undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt who have been charged with 14 felony counts of taping without consent.
Life Site News reports that Daleiden testified that Deisher was one of the experts he consulted in 2012 about whether the hearts used in the study were harvested from living babies, and Deisher told him that was the case.
She confirmed that in her testimony this week as a defense expert witness.
Deisher, who holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University School of Medicine, told the court that a heart requires energy to relax after contracting, and if it contracts after it “runs out of energy,” it is useless for research.