Americans’ tax dollars are keeping the abortion industry going, not only by supporting the killing of unborn babies in abortions but also by purchasing their body parts for scientific research.
Documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request show just how connected the abortion industry is with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health and taxpayer-funded scientific research.
The Federalist recently highlighted one of these documents, an email from an FDA contract specialist asking for a quote for aborted babies’ “tissue” to be used in experiments involving “humanized mice.” The email was written to Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), a human tissue procurement group that works with Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities.
On June 28, 2017, the FDA asked ABR for an estimate for 16 livers and 16 thymuses from second-trimester aborted babies. It specified that the babies’ bodies must be “free of known chromosomal abnormalities” and “fresh and never frozen.”
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According to the document, the FDA wanted livers and thymuses “approximately two to three times per month.”
According to the FDA email, researchers wanted organs from babies between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. Babies are viable outside the womb by about 22 weeks, so some of the aborted babies whose organs were harvested may have been viable outside the womb.
While the FDA referred to the organs as “tissue” and never to the babies from whom they came, it did acknowledge in a roundabout way that the aborted babies were, in fact, babies by mentioning their “mothers.”
In the email, the FDA contract specialist wrote, “No tissues where the mother is known to be positive for HIV or for Hepatitis A, B, or C viruses.” Later the specialist also made a reference to “maternal blood.”
These references to mothers are significant because they make the barbaric reality of what is being done clear. Mothers had their unborn babies killed in abortions. Then their babies’ bodies were dissected, labeled with a price tag and shipped to scientific researchers – at the American taxpayers’ expense.
Some of these babies’ bodies were used to create “humanized mice” by surgically implanting their organs into mice “that have multiple genetic mutations that block the development of the mouse immune system,” according to the email. Scientists then use the mice to grow the human tissue for their research.
Under the Obama administration, at least $77 million tax dollars were spent on research projects that used aborted baby body parts, according to The Hill.
“We’ve done business with the F.D.A. for many years …” an ABR employee wrote in another email to a Food and Drug Administration contract specialist, dated July 18, 2017.
Several years ago, David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress uncovered evidence of potentially illegal sales of human body parts by Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups. The undercover investigation also found abortionists allegedly were putting women’s lives at risk by altering abortion procedures to better harvest their aborted babies’ body parts. It also found evidence of possible patient privacy violations.
As a result of the investigation, authorities in Orange County, California shut down two of Planned Parenthood’s business partners after they admitted to selling aborted baby body parts.
The investigation and resulting outrage also prompted President Donald Trump’s administration to stop funding scientific research that uses aborted baby body parts. However, earlier this month, President Joe Biden’s administration reversed Trump’s actions and allowed tax dollars to be used for the unethical research again.