October 18, 2018

LifeNews Article

NIH Spends $13.5 Million on Aborted Baby Parts to Transplant Their Brain Tissue Into Mice
by MICAIAH BILGER   OCT 17, 2018   |   4:36PM    WASHINGTON, DC


A new government contract uncovered by CNS News shows the federal government continues to spend taxpayer dollars on research using aborted baby body parts.

The National Institute of Health contract is with University of California- San Francisco. The contract provides money for fetal body parts to conduct experiments involving “humanized mice,” according to the report. NIH is an agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The contract, which began in December 2013 continues through December 2020, according to NIH.

“The actual total amount of this contract, including all options, is $13,799,501 for a full performance period through December 5, 2020,” the NIH told CNSNews.com. “We have obligated $9,554,796 to date.”

Aborted baby body parts used in the experiments were taken from healthy, later-term unborn babies. According to the report, the aborted babies were 18 to 24 weeks gestation from “women with normal pregnancies before elective termination for nonmedical reasons.”

Researchers used the babies’ intestines in their experiments, according to a 2017 journal article about the experiments.

Another article indicated aborted babies’ livers and thymuses also were used. According to the report:

Similarly, a 2008 journal article describing how the UCSF professor who is the principle investigator for this contract engineers one version of the mouse required by the contract, said the professor used human fetal livers and thymuses taken from babies at 20-to-24 weeks gestational age.

The contract—which NIH calls “Humanized Mouse Models for HIV Therapeutics Development”–follows up on a similar contract (“Tissue Based Small Animal Model for HIV Drug Discovery”) that the NIH maintained with UCSF from Dec. 6, 2006 through Dec. 5, 2013.

The total value of that previous contract was $14,628,247, according to NIH.

While the NIH did respond to CNSNews.com’s inquiry about the monetary value of these two contracts, it did not specifically respond to sixteen questions about its current “Humanized Mouse Models for HIV Therapeutics Development” contract with UCSF. CNSNews.com sent these questions to the Department of Health and Human Services (of which NIH is a part) and UCSF. NIH and the University of California responded with statements.

President Donald Trump’s administration has been taking steps to stop the purchasing of aborted baby parts with tax dollars.

In September, it canceled a Food and Drug Administration contract to acquire body parts from aborted babies to be transplanted into so-called humanized mice. The grisly experiments allow mice to have a functioning human immune system for research purposes.

The now-canceled contract was with Advanced Bioscience Resources, a company that buys and sells aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses.

Although the move was a good step, one pro-life group said more protections are needed to ensure the FDA and HHS do not sign other agreements to purchase aborted baby parts in the future.

“Canceling a single contract and conducting a review is a small step forward, but overall is completely inadequate,” said Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement.

The department appears to be moving in that direction. In a statement in September, the Trump administration said HHS is also conducting an audit of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue to “ensure conformity with procurement and human fetal tissue research laws and regulations.”

The agency said it would continue reviewing alternatives to human fetal tissue in HHS funded research “and will ensure that efforts to develop such alternatives are funded and accelerated.”

Earlier, some 48 national and state pro-life leaders urged HHS to end the government’s use of aborted fetal tissue for research and turn to ethical alternatives.       

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ACTION ITEM #1
The final decision as to the reduction of the Capital Care Network fine is up to the Director of Health Director.  

Please call the Ohio Department of Health and ask Director Himes  not to accept the recommendation to reduce the original fine against Capital Care Network for serious health care violations of $40,000 to a mere $3,000 which is less than a slap on the wrist for serious health violations against women's health by this abortion facility.  By reducing this fine the ODH will be signaling that women who enter these facilities they are setting up a do not consider women's health to be 13 times less important for similar violations against the general public!
Contact information: 
Director Lance Himes: Director@odh.ohio.gov or call (614) 466-2253


ACTION ITEM #2

Waste Hauler Generates Electricity by Burning Aborted Babies (this in from Created Equal)

Columbus, OH – October 11, 2018 – According to an informant outside the Baltimore, MD Planned Parenthood, Curtis Bay Energy is receiving, transferring, and burning aborted babies for energy. Their website reads, "We manage the largest medical waste incinerator in the US and the only facility in the Northeast Region that utilizes Waste-to-Energy incineration to safely convert infectious/biomedical waste and non-hazardous pharmaceuticals into useful energy."Bio-waste babies burned to make electricity
In other words, Curtis Bay Energy, who services much of the east coast, converts aborted babies into electricity for use in households and businesses in the Baltimore, MD area. Many bio-waste haulers can’t afford their own incinerators, so Curtis Bay is a drop-off site for other medical waste companies that service abortion centers such as BioMedical Services (whose office is located in the same corporate center).

If you live the Baltimore area you can be assured that aborted babies were burned so you can turn your lights on in your house! But at least they are concerned about their carbon footprint:

"Curtis Bay owns state-of-the-art medical waste processing and material management technology, and continues to invest in research and sustainable waste management solutions that generate the lowest carbon footprint."

TAKE ACTION:

Please call Curtis Bay CEO Jack Perko at 443.681.5403 and email him HERE to ask  him to stop burning aborted babies for energy. Please leave a message if you  receive voicemail. 

"In third world countries, they throw abandoned babies in mass graves and   landfills," said Mark Harrington. "In America we are much more sophisticated but   just as barbaric. We kill babies by ‘doctors’ in ‘surgical centers,’ and ‘medical   waste’ companies dispose of them by burning them for electricity. It doesn’t get   any sicker than this!"

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