According to Life News, Pennsylvania lawmakers want authorities to investigate the University of Pittsburgh after allegations surfaced that aborted children are being born alive so their organs can be harvested for scientific research through a taxpayer-funded project at the university.
Life News reports:
On Wednesday, state Sens. Michele Brooks, Scott Hutchinson, Scott Martin and Judy Ward announced plans to introduce a bill instructing Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor and Attorney General Josh Shapiro to investigate the university.
“We plan to introduce legislation in the near future to investigate reports that the University of Pittsburgh is harvesting body parts from live and aborted babies for their use in research,” they wrote in a memo seeking co-sponsors.
According to documents, the federal government gave the University of Pittsburgh at least $2.7 million over the past five years to become a “tissue hub” for aborted baby body parts for scientific research.
The Center for Medical Progress and several doctors, including one who supports abortion, pointed to documents and statements from university officials that suggest some aborted babies’ hearts still may be beating when their organs are harvested for scientific research.
On Wednesday, the state lawmakers said they want the auditor general to review the state taxpayer funding that goes to the university to determine if any of the funds are being spent on scientific research with organs from aborted babies. Their bill would require DeFoor’s office to report the results of the audit to the Pennsylvania General Assembly and post it on the attorney general’s website.
According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch and the Center for Medical Progress, the University of Pittsburgh requested $3.2 million over a five-year period in 2015, and it has received at least $2.7 million so far.