Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse, along comes a story like the one below. I don’t know how our Lord holds back His hand when things like this are allowed to happen. May God have mercy on us all and on the whole world!
from Life Legal Defense Foundation
The US Department of Health and Human Services extended a contract last week with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to create “humanized” mice for HIV/AIDS research. The contract calls for UCSF to implant mice with pieces of whole, healthy livers and thymuses from babies aborted at 20-24 weeks.
The University is required to supply up to 1080 “humanized” mice each year of the seven-year contract. According to researchers, the implanted mice have a “functional human immune system.”
The government’s subsidizing of research using aborted babies has the effect of fostering more demand for abortion, especially late-term abortion.Planned Parenthood’s consent forms state that cures for any number of diseases will be discovered through such research. Not only is this a misrepresentation of current science, but it also creates another incentive for women to abort.
The babies’ organs are obtained from human specimen brokers like Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), which was referred for criminal investigation after the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released videos showing that Planned Parenthood sold fetal parts to ABR and other procurement companies.
Over the past five years, HHS spent $460 million in taxpayer funding for research using organs and other parts of aborted babies, with an additional $95 million to be spent in 2019. These figures don’t include well over a billion federal taxpayer dollars spent for human embryonic stem cell research since 2014.
Researchers say the babies’ organs come from “donors,” which implies consent. In research using aborted human babies, alleged consent is provided by the women who chose to abort their babies. In any other context, consent obtained by a parent who abandoned and then facilitated the death of a child would be presumptively invalid. The notion that a woman who pays to have her child killed is authorized to consent to experimental research on that child is a farce.
Since the CMP videos were released, Life Legal has been involved in civil and criminal cases in the defense of those who helped to expose Planned Parenthood. As I write this, our VP of Legal Affairs Katie Short is in San Francisco deposing Planned Parenthood officials!
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