"Harvesting" fetal organs and tissue "as early as 7 and 8 weeks gestation" is "big business" for "a lot" of Planned Parenthood "abortion facilities across the country," said former clinic director Abby Johnson Wednesday.

Appearing on Fox News' "Hannity," Johnson said that fetal organ harvesting is "a big business."

"Planned Parenthood is harvesting these organs, this tissue, as early as 7 and 8 weeks gestation, at a lot of their abortion facilities across the country," said Johnson. "They are packaging them, they are shipping them off to … companies that act as middle men, sometimes directly to the research labs, and they're getting paid a pretty good price for each specimen that they send out."

Johnson worked for Planned Parenthood for 8 years and assisted in sorting and shipping the fetal organs, which she says the group euphemistically dubbed "products of conception." She quit and became a pro-life activist after seeing an ultrasound guided abortion.

When asked if the women know what Planned Parenthood plans to do with the by-products of the abortion, Johnson replied that at the clinics she has knowledge of, the women were told.

"I think it almost soothed the conscience of the woman," said Johnson, because it allowed the women to have "a false sense of altruism."

"We would talk to them and say … 'This is an opportunity for you to give back, by donating the fetal tissue to research, it could potentially save the lives of other people.'" Johnson said this allowed women to think "they're giving back through their abortion."

When asked if Planned Parenthood was guilty of "manipulating" the women, Johnson replied that the abortion giant is "certainly not telling women that you know, 'we're going to pick through the body parts that are removed from your uterus, and we're going to pick out the best organs, the ones that we can get the most money for, and ship them off.'"

Johnson said that the group hypes the "life-saving efforts that these research studies could have" without actually knowing what the organs are being used for.

"We're just told that the tissue is being used for different research studies," said Johnson. "Sometimes we ship them to a middle man; sometimes we ship them directly to the research department."