Thousands of tax dollars were used to pay for intact aborted babies’ brains used in research at the University of Connecticut, the Washington Free Beacon reported today.
Under the Obama Administration, researchers bought up to two fetal brains per month using taxpayer dollars through the National Institutes of Health, according to documents the news website obtained through a public records request.
The Free Beacon report continues:
Funds were used for two fetal brains and over a dozen tissue samples totaling $7,130 from StemExpress, the California-based tissue company that had to cut ties with Planned Parenthood following the Center for Medical Progress videos.
[Researcher Dr. Nada] Zecevic also spent federal funding on two second trimester brains from Advanced Bioscience Resources Inc. costing over $300, and an intact calvarium for $645.
Fee lists obtained by the news outlet show that StemExpress also charged $45 for “tissue cleaning,” $80 for storage, and delivery fees, the news agency reports.
In total, Zecevic received almost $3.8 million in taxpayer-funded grants for her research, according to the report. The neurologist’s study involves comparing brain tissue between humans and mice to find a cure for schizophrenia and autism, the report states.
Internal emails obtained by the news outlet show that the university researcher corresponded with Planned Parenthood and StemExpress about obtaining the aborted babies’ brains. Zecevic also worked with a New York brain bank to buy aborted babies’ brains, according to the report.
Ironically, the researchers seemed to regard their animal subjects with more respect than their human ones. The report continues:
The grant application, which was approved, explains how the researchers took care to reduce the amount of pain for the mice that were used as test subjects.
“Procedures for ensuring that discomfort, distress, pain, and injury will be limited: There is no pain or discomfort associated with anesthesia and immediate subsequent decapitation,” the document states.
This isn’t the first time the Obama administration has supported using tax dollars to pay for aborted babies’ body parts in research. In 2012, the Obama administration also faced criticism after it approve an experiment using brain stem cells of unborn children victimized by abortion, LifeNews.com previously reported.
In recent months, the Obama administration has widely ignored Americans’ outrage over the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials harvesting aborted babies’ body parts for research.
President Barack Obama and his administration staunchly continue to support the abortion giant, and Obama has promised to veto any legislation that would de-fund Planned Parenthood or hold it criminally liable for harvesting aborted babies’ body parts if they are still alive.