The pages of a University of New Mexico lab technician’s notebook are revealing more disturbing details about researchers’ attitudes toward aborted babies.
The lab technician’s notebook was part of a larger body of evidence that the U.S. Congressional Select Panel on Infant Lives sent to the New Mexico Attorney General in late June. The University of New Mexico and the Southwestern Women’s Options abortion clinic work together to harvest aborted babies’ body parts for research, and new evidence indicates that they may have broken a state law that prohibits the gifting of aborted babies’ body parts.
The Albuquerque Journal reviewed the evidence and found notes indicating a flippant, even celebratory attitude from university lab technicians as they collected aborted babies’ body parts for the university’s Sciences Center.
The lab technician “wrote in his notebook ‘whoo hoo!!’ when the [abortion] clinic was able to provide a ‘whole pancreas’ of a fetus for another project and drew a frowning face next to an entry that showed that another fetal pancreas was not intact,” according to the report.
Among the other disturbing details was a note indicating that the abortion facility may have provided aborted babies’ brains to a summer camp for youth in New Mexico.
Live Action News first reported the gruesome new piece of evidence about the summer camp:
In explicit detail, the journal describes various body parts of aborted babies and, in some cases, what happened to them.
Perhaps the most disturbing revelation to come from the journal is a description of baby brains that were passed on to someone who wanted to use them at a youth summer camp.
The journal notes:
5-24-12 “Asked clinic for digoxin treated tissue 24-28 wks. for methylation study & because [redacted] wants whole, fixed brains to dissect w/ summer camp students.”While details about the summer camp and the students remain scarce, the horror of having young people handle and cut into the brains of aborted, likely viable babies – possibly without their knowledge – is hardly conceivable.
Responding to the horrific revelation, university officials told the Albuquerque Journal that it was an educational research program called “Neuroscience Summer Experience,” not a camp. They said students included undergraduate and graduate students from the university, or children of faculty members. They also said a faculty member dissected the aborted babies’ brains, not the students.
University officials did not say how old or how many students participated in the program, according to the newspaper.
In a statement, university spokesman Billy Sparks said the lab technician used the word “camp” in “an inartful shorthand that inaccurately described an educational neuroscience research program that mostly served undergraduate college and graduate students.”
The lab technician’s notebook also contained gruesome details about the babies who were aborted, including an “intact” aborted infant who was 30.5 weeks along – old enough to survive outside the womb, and at least 20 aborted babies who were past the 20-week gestation mark.
The lab notes include some heartbreaking details about who these aborted babies were, including a set of twins who had clubbed feet, another set of twins whose brains were harvested intact, an aborted baby with Down syndrome, and a 25.3 week aborted girl who had a cleft lip and palate.
According to the evidence, the university and abortion clinic worked together to harvest these aborted babies’ brains/heads, hearts, lungs, eyes/retina, kidneys, spleens, adrenal glands, intestines, bone marrow and stomachs.
The evidence came from a larger Congressional investigation that formed after a series of undercover videos revealed Planned Parenthood could be selling aborted babies’ body parts in violation of the law. Since then, the panel has uncovered a growing list of evidence that abortion facilities have violated federal laws.
Earlier in June, the panel sent evidence to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicating that Planned Parenthood and the human tissue procurement company StemExpress may have violated patients’ privacy under HIPPA.