A group of pro-lifers were arrested last month outside a University of California San Francisco hospital that uses aborted baby body parts in research projects funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars.
Alexandra Snyder, executive director of Life Legal Defense Foundation, which is representing the pro-lifers, told The Federalist that their protest was peaceful and constitutional, and they hope for a victory in court.
“Our position is that this is an unlawful arrest, as the pro-lifers were engaged in constitutionally protected speech on a public sidewalk,” Snyder said. “This appears to be an attempt to suppress the dissemination of information in order to protect UCSF.”
The pro-lifers have a court hearing on Dec. 11, according to the report.
In November, pro-life advocates with Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust conducted a peaceful protest outside the UCSF Zuckerberg Hospital to expose its unethical experiments, the report states.
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These experiments included a gristly project to create “humanized mice” with fetal tissue from aborted babies ranging in age from 18 weeks to 24 weeks of pregnancy. According to the study, the aborted babies “were obtained from women with normal pregnancies before elective termination for nonmedical reasons with informed consent according to local, state, and federal regulations.”
In other words, the UCSF researchers used body parts from babies who likely were viable and healthy and had healthy mothers – and spent taxpayer dollars on it. President Donald Trump’s administration recently canceled the grant.
According to The Federalist, the university has a long history of working with the abortion industry and conducting experiments with aborted baby body parts.
Snyder expressed concern that the university’s “need for second-trimester babies for such research could result in postponing abortion procedures and changing abortion methods in order to procure the desired research subjects.”
Thanks to the Center for Medical Progress and other investigations that exposed these horrific practices, the Trump administration has been cracking down on unethical research projects. It recently established a bioethics advisory board to examine grant requests from researchers. In August, the board rejected 13 grant requests from researchers who wanted taxpayer funds to conduct experiments using aborted baby body parts, rather than ethical alternatives.
Notably, in 2018, HHS also created a new $20 million grant to invest in ethical alternatives to aborted baby parts in scientific research. It was part of the Trump administration’s plan to support scientific advances and encourage scientists to use ethically-derived materials to do so.
Several years ago, an undercover investigation by the Center for Medical Progress raised concerns about potentially illegal sales of human body parts by Planned Parenthood. It also uncovered evidence of abortionists allegedly putting women’s lives at risk by altering abortion procedures to better harvest aborted baby parts and allegedly violating patients’ privacy.