How would you feel if we told you that your tax dollars were used to purchase the brains of preborn children killed in elective abortion and harvested by two now-embattled tissue procurement organizations, StemExpress and ABR?
According to public records, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have been purchasing the brains and other body parts of aborted babies for more than a decade on the taxpayer dime, for “research.” According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Researchers at the University of Connecticut studying brain development for the National Institutes of Health have used federal funding for over a decade to obtain up to two fetal brains per month.
Internal emails between Dr. Nada Zecevic, a neuroscientist at UConn, and officials at Planned Parenthood and StemExpress shed light on the tissue procurement process for medical research, the subject of an ethical debate since the release of a series of undercover videos targeting the nation’s largest abortion provider.
These “undercover videos” were recorded by citizen journalists with the Center for Medical Progress, who blew the lid off of the shockingly inhumane practice of fetal tissue procurement and sale, which adds another layer of income to the already-lucrative abortion cartel.
The researchers ordering all of these brains are using them to compare human brain tissue to that of mice. In order to obtain a grant of your federal tax dollars, these researchers were careful to assure government officials that the mice would not experience any pain or distress in the process of being decapitated: “Procedures for ensuring that discomfort, distress, pain, and injury will be limited: There is no pain or discomfort associated with anesthesia and immediate subsequent decapitation.”
The same courtesy, of course, was not afforded to the human beings whose heads were ripped off while they were alive and subsequently sold to tax-funded research projects. This is the behavior and use of tax dollars that Planned Parenthood has repeatedly defended during recent investigations at the state and federal level. These abuses have persisted for years, and now that they have come to light, the American people are horrified. Efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood completely are seeing great support among a majority of Congress and a majority of Americans. And as the secrecy that protected these human rights abuses is obliterated, the momentum will only intensify.