NIH spent $3M in taxpayer money on harvesting organs from still-alive aborted fetuses: ‘Infanticide’

The National Institutes of Health spent at least $2.7 million in taxpayer money funding a program that sought full-term pregnant women and then harvested the organs of their aborted babies, a Freedom of Information Act report reveals.

“There’s the distinct possibility that some of these babies are born alive and then their organ organs and tissues are removed,” Dr. David Prentice, vice president and research director of the Charlotte Lozier Institute said in a report. “This is horrific – almost medieval. It is certainly antiquated science.”

“The Health Sciences Tissue Bank (HSTB) at the University of Pittsburgh has been involved in human tissue procurement for eighteen years. This calendar year, we have disbursed over 300 fresh samples collected from 77 cases,” the University of Pittsburgh wrote in a description of the self-proclaimed “tissue hub” program. “[Though] the collections could be significantly ramped up as material could have been accrued from as many as 725 cases last year.”

Despite claiming researchers “played no part” in the “timing” of the termination of pregnancies, the university has admitted that loss of blood flow, or “ischemia time” occurs “after the tissue collection procedure,” meaning the fetuses must have been alive while their organs were harvested. 

The 2015 grant application by the University of Pittsburgh also guarantees that half of the fetuses whose organs were removed would be nonwhite, and must be a quarter black. Aborted babies used in research could be anywhere between 6 and 42 weeks gestation, and researchers stressed the importance of maintaining organ blood flow throughout all procedures. According to watchdogs, illegally preserving organs during labor-inducing abortions could violate federal law. 

“In this case, ischemia time refers to the time after the tissue collection procedure and before cooling for storage and transport. It does not have an impact on how the procedure is performed, which is always at the discretion of the attending physician,” the university said in a statement. Users online were quick to point out the contradiction, though.

“BREAKING: the University of Pittsburgh ADMITTED to news media today that “ischemia” – the loss of blood supply – does not happen until AFTER they cut the kidneys out of an aborted baby,” David Daleiden, founder and president of the Center for Medical Progress, wrote in a tweet. “The fetuses are delivered alive. This is either partial-birth abortion, or infanticide,” he added. 

In a statement made Thursday, the spokesperson for the program reiterated that the HSTB actively seeks minority women. “Projects funded by the National Institutes of Health must ensure appropriate inclusion of women and minorities,” the spokesperson said before adding that one of the goals of the study was “to support researchers looking for treatment and cures for kidney disease,” which disproportionately affects minorities.

Promoting pregnancy termination in minority communities, however, is a goal that has transcended the procedure since its origin.

“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Margaret Sanger, who established the first U.S. abortion clinics throughout vastly minority communities wrote in a 1939 letter. Sanger infamously advocated for a eugenicist approach to breeding, in her own words, for “the gradual suppression, elimination, and eventual extinction, of defective stocks – those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilizations.”