According to newly released documents from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have been harvesting the organs of aborted babies while the babies still have a beating heart. Organs that were collected include the kidneys, ureters, and bladders. More disturbingly, the organ harvesting was made possible due to millions of dollars in federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In an application for a grant from the NIH to collect the organs from aborted newborns, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh admit that they use “labor induction” to obtain babies and their body parts. The application also reveals that researchers would “Record the warm ischemic time on our samples and take steps to keep it at a minimum to ensure the highest quality biological specimens.” According to the NIH, ischemia time is “The time a tissue, organ, or body part remains at body temperature after its blood supply has been reduced or cut off.” This means that the aborted infants were delivered, then cut into while still having an active heartbeat, and the cause of their death was the forcible removal of their organs. According to the CEO of The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), Dr. Donna Harrison, “It is likely that these babies are being delivered by induction abortion, and likely that a substantial portion of these babies are actually alive at the time of organ harvesting.”
The age of those aborted ranges from 6 weeks to 42 weeks of gestation. This means, in many cases, babies who were in the second trimester, third trimester, fully developed, or even overdue were killed. For reference, live-born infants have a chance of survival beyond 90% at just 27 weeks and a 95%+ chance of survival at 30 weeks, assuming an average rate of organ maturation. Furthermore, back in 2020, a child was born in Minnesota after a mere 21 weeks of gestation, weighing a minuscule 11 ounces. Despite doctors claiming that the baby had a zero-percent chance of survival, he went on to thrive and recently celebrated his first birthday.
It should also be noted that abortions after 24 weeks are outlawed in the state of Pennsylvania unless the woman’s health or life is endangered. It is also a felony to experiment on a living fetus or fail to provide medical care to a baby that is born alive in Pennsylvania, meaning researchers at the University of Pittsburgh potentially violated state laws when performing their abortions and experiments.
The GUDMAP program is part of the University of Pittsburgh’s goal to become a “tissue hub and tissue collection site.” In 2015 alone, a total of over 300 samples were collected from at least 77 aborted babies. The NIH has since provided over $3 million in funding for the program between 2016 and 2020.
The harvested body parts from the murdered infants were allegedly used to research treatments and cures for kidney disease. However, this is not a valid defense for the obviously inexcusable actions. If someone removes your organs without your consent and kills you in the process, is it somehow justifiable if they use your organs for a good cause?
The program is not the only form of horrifying experiments on aborted humans that have recently occurred at the University of Pittsburgh. In another federal government-funded project, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh removed the scalps from 5-month-old aborted babies and stitched their scalps onto lab mice. The purpose of these sickening procedures was to create a “successful co-engraftment of human skin, autologous lymphoid tissues, and autologous immune cells.” The University of Pittsburgh received an additional $430,000 in funding for these experiments between 2018 and 2019.
These disgusting experiments are not stopping anytime soon. On the contrary, they are becoming more prevalent than ever before. According to estimates, the NIH will spend a record $173 million on fetal experimentation over the next two years. This comes after the Biden administration reversed a policy previously implemented by the Trump administration in June of 2019 that restricted federal funding for human fetal tissue research. The policy barred the NIH from funding research that involved newly obtained fetal tissue. The policy also required all that engage in fetal tissue research and apply for NIH funds to be reviewed by an ethics advisory board. The Biden administration officially ended the policy on April 16, 2021.
Consequently, cities across America are voting to ban abortions within their own city limits. A total of 37 cities have joined the so-called “Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn” movement. The cities are Waskom, Texas, Naples, Texas, Joaquin, Texas, Tenaha, Texas, Gilmer, Texas, Westbrook, Texas, Rusk, Texas, Colorado City, Texas, Gary City, Texas, Big Spring, Texas, Wells, Texas, Whiteface, Texas, East Mountain, Texas, New Home, Texas, Morton, Texas, Ackerly, Texas, Grapeland, Texas, Goldsmith, Texas, Carbon, Texas, Gorman, Texas, Murchison, Texas, Latexo, Texas, Hayes Center, Nebraska, Blue Hill, Nebraska, Lubbock, Texas, Abernathy, Texas, Poynor, Texas, Lebanon, Ohio, Levelland, Texas, Sundown, Texas, Sterling City, Texas, Centerville, Texas, Eastland, Texas, Leona, Texas, Crawford, Texas, and Brownsboro, Texas. While nearly every city above is in the state of Texas, the city of Naples, Florida, is likely to join the movement in the near future. This would expand the movement to 38 cities in four states.
American taxpayers should not be forced to fund nightmarish medical procedures on aborted newborns, yet they are, and many are not even aware of it. Those who provide abortions and experiment with the organs of those aborted babies should not be rewarded with millions of dollars in taxpayer funding. The American people deserve more answers as to where their tax dollars are going. If millions in federal funds are being provided for gruesome programs at just one American university, how many other babies across America have died or will die at the expense of U.S. taxpayers?
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