During the Obama-Biden administration, scientific researchers used Americans’ tax dollars to create “humanized mice” with livers and thymuses from babies who were aborted as late as 24 weeks of pregnancy, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.
Premature babies now can survive at about 22 weeks of pregnancy, and research indicates that most late-term abortions are for purely elective reasons. Polls consistently show that most Americans oppose late-term abortions, too.
Yet, the documents that Judicial Watch obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that, unbeknownst to most Americans, their tax dollars are being used to support the killing of these babies in abortions.
The documents include emails, estimates and contracts between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), a human tissue procurement group that works with Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities.
Multiple documents show FDA requests for organs from aborted babies between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. In other words, taxpayers paid for the body parts of babies who were capable of feeling intense pain and quite possibly could have survived outside the womb.
One email dated July 22, 2016 from ABR employee Perrin Larton informed FDA veterinary medical official Dr. Kristina Howard that they were not able to fulfill the FDA order for aborted baby body parts that day.
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“Nothing today. We had an afternoon clinic in NJ and were hoping for the best, but nothing,” Larton wrote. “This week I’m working with a doctor who induces fetal demise at 20 weeks. The other doctors who staff this clinic don’t induce fetal demise until 22 weeks …”
Larton also promised to “prioritize” the FDA’s request for “fetal tissue.”
Other documents show that the FDA asked ABR for livers and thymuses from second-trimester aborted babies between 16 and 24 weeks. It specified that the babies’ bodies must be “free of known chromosomal abnormalities” and “fresh and never frozen.” The FDA explained that the aborted babies’ organs would be used to create “humanized mice” for scientific experiments.
And, according to research by The Federalist, each aborted baby part cost approximately $2,000, “adding up to $12,000 per average box of tissue with shipping and packaging fees.” These were paid for by American taxpayers.
Interestingly, in many of the documents, the humanity of the babies is obvious. The word “humanized,” which is used throughout the FDA requests, indicates that these aborted babies were unique, living human beings.
While the FDA referred to the organs as “tissue” and never to the babies from whom they came, it also acknowledged in a roundabout way that the aborted babies were, in fact, babies by mentioning their “mothers” on multiple occasions.
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 FDA 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 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.