I testified on the Pennsylvania House Health Committee’s hearing on “Fetal Experimentation” earlier this month.
Pennsylvania has a pro-life repute, but the University of Pittsburgh hosts disturbing and barbaric government-sponsored experiments on aborted infants: toddler scalping, exporting fetal kidneys and killing live-aborted infants by organ harvesting. Mounting proof connects Planned Parenthood to all of it.
Despite the intense questions on these experiments and Pitt’s inextricable relationship with Planned Parenthood, Pitt stonewalled lawmakers with an unprepared, newly employed witness who couldn’t reply fundamental questions. Perhaps Pitt couldn’t ship a professional witness to defend these packages, as a result of what takes place in them is indefensible.
In one study printed final yr, Pitt scientists described scalping 5-month-old aborted infants to sew onto the backs of lab rats. They wrote about how they lower the scalps from the heads and backs of the infants, scraping off the “excess fat” below the newborn pores and skin earlier than stitching it onto the rats. They even included photos of the infants’ hair growing out of the scalps. Each scalp belonged to somewhat Pennsylvania child whose head would develop those self same hairs if she or he weren’t aborted for experiments with lab rats.
Pitt’s rationalization? “Lab mice, not lab rats,” the college’s witness advised the committee indignantly.
In reality, the printed research used each rats and mice to develop the infants’ scalps. How was this paid for? With a $430,000 grant from Dr. Anthony Fauci‘s NIAID workplace on the NIH. Pitt’s witness implied that authorities NIH grants in some way didn’t concern taxpayers in Pennsylvania.
Previously, I wrote about one other Pitt scientist who developed a nightmarish “protocol” for harvesting the freshest, most pristine livers from 5-month-old aborted infants to be able to isolate large numbers of stem cells for experimental transplants. This technique requires aborting late-term fetuses alive by way of labor induction, dashing them to a sterile laboratory, washing them after which chopping them open to reap the liver. This Pitt scientist received $3 million from the NIH.
At the listening to, Pitt asserted, with out proof, that this experiment was finished solely in Italy and resulted in 2013. But the Pitt scientist accountable printed additional analysis in 2019 and described acquiring the identical uniquely large, two-billion-stem-cell yield from “complete” fetal livers harvested in Pittsburgh—indicating the identical method he outlined was nonetheless being utilized in America.
Starting in 2016, Pitt acquired $1.4 million in NIH grants to function a distribution “hub” for aborted fetal kidneys and different organs in NIH’s GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project. Pitt’s grant utility advertises the college’s distinctive entry to a big quantity of high-quality aborted fetuses and that “collections can be significantly ramped up.”
Pennsylvania legislation makes experimentation on a residing fetus or failure to offer instant medical care to a born-alive infant a third-degree felony. Sadly, fetal experimentation, together with on infants delivered alive in late-term abortions, has been documented at Pitt for many years.
Astonishingly, at and after the listening to, Pitt doubled down on a demonstrably false talking point: “There is no procurement relationship for tissue with Planned Parenthood.”
Pitt’s fetal analysis initiatives usually get hold of fetal tissue by the college’s tissue bank from native abortion suppliers. Two years in the past, sources advised me Pittsburgh was one of the key hubs of the FBI’s investigation into Planned Parenthood’s human trafficking of aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood Western Pennsylvania (PPWP) abortion suppliers, who have been on workers at Pitt, confirmed this information. When I used to be undercover, they told me they provide the college’s tissue financial institution.
What is Pitt so afraid of admitting?
Since 2005, Pitt has been a serious location for Planned Parenthood’s Ryan Residency and Family Planning Fellowship abortion coaching packages. Some of essentially the most infamous Planned Parenthood abortion docs got here up by this system.
Dr. Jennefer Russo, VP of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties, supplied the aborted fetuses to the felony firm DaVinci Biosciences—which admitted to illegally promoting the fetal physique elements and was shut down by native legislation enforcement. She did her abortion coaching fellowship at Pitt. And there are a lot of others.
Today, Dr. Beatrice Chen, PPWP’s medical director, additionally runs the abortion packages at Pitt. Dr. Sharon Achilles, the laboratory director at PPWP and a prominent Pitt school member, is on Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s National Medical Committee.
Shockingly, Dr. Chen can also be vice chair of the college’s Institutional Review Board, which evaluations and supervises all fetal analysis initiatives. This apparent battle of curiosity makes the Pitt-and-Planned-Parenthood lead abortionist a supervising participant in each fetal analysis challenge, contravening federal necessities that fetal researchers be separated from medical abortion observe.
Planned Parenthood Western Pennsylvania, in the meantime, is a “contracted care” website for Pitt, receiving entry to medical college students, medical assets, medical infrastructure, affected person inhabitants and referrals on the college.
We know this a lot, simply from public sources: first, Planned Parenthood abortionists provide fetuses to Pitt; second, Pitt makes use of its entry to fetal tissue and organs to get main NIH grant cash; third, Planned Parenthood enjoys entry to folks and assets at Pitt.
Needless to say, a quid professional quo over aborted fetal physique elements, funded by taxpayers, can be unlawful. If what we all know publicly about Pitt is damning, think about what we have no idea. Public officers at each stage of authorities should unearth the total scope of the human trafficking and experimental use of aborted infants, and cease enabling these atrocities.
David Daleiden leads The Center for Medical Progress and is accountable for the multi-year undercover video reporting that uncovered the trafficking of aborted fetal physique elements at Planned Parenthood and different establishments.
The views expressed on this article are the author’s personal.