Elliot pulled Robert Rowley, who's daughter is comatose and was pregnant (which happened while she was comatose) without any kind of permission.
Elliot: I'm a father too
Robert Rowley: What would you do?
Elliot: I don't know
Alex, Olivia, and Elliot talked about the umbilical cords being used for stem cell research for Parkinson's disease.
Elliot: I've cut 4 of them. It's not exactly something you save for the scrapbook