Exposed: University research using aborted baby tissue

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

University of Minnesota entrance signThe University of Minnesota is violating state law with experiments using body parts and tissue from aborted babies.

A series of clandestine videos of Planned Parenthood executives discussing harvesting body parts from aborted babies and selling them cast a spotlight on researchers around the country who engage in that practice. One of those research groups is at the University of Minnesota.

Autumn Leva of the Minnesota Family Council tells OneNewsNow that it's been a long struggle to get the truth from the University of Minnesota’s medical school. 

“The University of Minnesota had clearly told legislators that it did not conduct research using any fetal tissue whatsoever,” she explains. “And now, of course, we're finding out that that is not the case. In fact, they're taking tissue not just from stillborn and miscarried babies, but actually from aborted babies, and implanting that tissue in mice.” 

Minnesota Family CouncilThe fetal tissue is used not only there, but also in research at the University of Wisconsin. Since it's been going on for years, it might be assumed that the research must have resulted in a medical breakthrough, but Leva says that’s not the case.

“One of the legislators here in Minnesota who's been looking into this issue asked ... the director of research for the university, what the results had been from years of studying these mice implanted with aborted baby parts - and they basically didn't have much to report in the way of results,” Leva shares.

It's a violation of Minnesota law to use aborted baby tissue for research, and according to Leva the school hasn't offered much of a response when confronted with that fact.

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