A researcher at the University of New Mexico was suspended for selling the body parts of aborted babies to a company in Michigan.
Yesterday evening, the Albuquerque Journal released a story after receiving an internal memo from the University of New Mexico (UNM) stating that UNM researcher Dr. Robin Ohls was suspended and barred from her lab. It was discovered Ohls sent baby body parts acquired from Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) and transferred them to a Michigan company.
The suspension of Ohls comes on the heels of the New Mexico Attorney General’s failure to prosecute criminal referrals from the Select Panel on Infant Lives investigation of UNM and SWO.
Elisa Martinez, the New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAFL) executive director, told LifeNews she was pleased to hear the news.
But Martinez said the suspension of Robin Ohls highlights the immediate need for the FBI to investigate and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute UNM and SWO. She said suspension of Robin Ohls highlights the immediate need for the FBI to investigate and Jeff Sessions to prosecute UNM and SWO.
“The FBI must take immediate steps to obtain all documents and investigate the ongoing multiple violations between UNM HSC and SWO,” she told LifeNews.
“For two years, UNM HSC officials misled the public and protected the lawbreakers in the midst of systemic violations of laws and regulations,” added Martinez. “UNM HSC officials have attempted to conceal the suspension of Robin Ohls, in order to mislead the public and pretend nothing is going on. The entire system is corrupted under the leadership of Chancellor Paul Roth who should also be removed immediately.”
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Martinez said less than a month ago, while Dr. Robin Ohls was suspended, UNM HSC’s spokesperson, Alex Sanchez knowingly misled the public, claiming, “As we have previously stated, we have trained and instructed staff and faculty to conduct their research in compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations and laws and in accordance with the highest ethical standards.”
“UNM’s own investigation and subsequent suspension of Dr. Robin Ohls substantiates the work of NMAFL along with the congressional Select Panel on Infant Lives, identifying multiple violations of the law between UNM HSC and SWO in harvesting infant body parts for research,” she concluded.