Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funneled massive amounts of taxpayer funding to unethical experiments, including one that involved implanting aborted babies’ scalps onto mice at the University of Pittsburgh, according to a new report.
David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, told Townhall that Fauci’s agency gave $61 million to the University of Pittsburgh in 2019 for scientific research, and some of that money funded experiments that involved aborted baby body parts being attached to mice and rats.
“Dr. Fauci should be brought in front of Congress again to answer specific questions under oath about what he and his department knew, and when they knew it, about the barbaric experiments on aborted infants at the University of Pittsburgh, and what ‘appropriate oversight’ means to them for experiments on aborted human fetuses,” Daleiden said.
The shocking information first came to light in a study that University of Pittsburgh researchers published in September 2020 in the journal “Scientific Reports.” The study received support from the National Institutes of Health, which Fauci’s agency is under.
In the study, scientists used scalps from aborted babies between 18 and 20 weeks of pregnancy to create “humanized” mice and rats to study the human immune system. The researchers described it as “full-thickness human skin.”
Along with their article, the researchers published photos of their experiment – horrific images that show tufts of babies’ hair growing on the rodents.
Daleiden told Townhall that the evidence suggests these babies were illegally aborted through the partial-birth abortion method.
“In order to get the intact fetal scalps in the recent Pittsburgh study funded by Fauci’s NIAID, the Planned Parenthood abortion doctors supplying the Pitt tissue bank would have needed to use illegal partial-birth abortions to extract the fetal heads whole enough to yield usable scalps,” he said. “Unless the consent forms told the pregnant patients their babies would be scalped to stitch onto lab rats, the consents are almost certainly invalid through fraudulent omissions.”
He also noted a major conflict of interest at the university because one of its research supervisors also works at Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the U.S.
Daleiden said Beatrice Chen is both the vice chair of the university Institutional Review Board, which supervises research involving aborted baby body parts, and the Planned Parenthood medical director in charge of the abortions in Pittsburgh.
“There is no separation between the research demand and the abortion practice in any of the Pittsburgh fetal tissue projects as required by federal regulations,” he said.
Here’s more from the report:
Since 2016, the University of Pittsburgh was granted more than $1.4 million in NIH funding to support a distribution hub for aborted fetal body parts. The school’s grant application alleges that the quantity of fetuses they have access to through this hub can be “significantly ramped up.”
A grant funded by the NIAID in 2019 worth $430,000 was awarded to the university for fetal research that involved the use of mice and rats to grow the scalps of the aborted fetuses.
A university spokesperson recently told The College Fix that its researchers follow “all laws and regulations governing fetal tissue research.”
Earlier this month, the Center for Medical Progress published a new video with details about the gristly experiment and other research projects at the university involving aborted baby body parts. Daleiden also testified about his research to Pennsylvania lawmakers.
Pro-life leaders in the state also held a protest at the University of Pittsburgh earlier this month to demand that it end its unethical, taxpayer-funded research with body parts from aborted babies. They also are collecting signatures on an open letter that calls on the University of Pittsburgh to end its experiments with aborted babies and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to conduct a full investigation.
Under the Obama administration, at least $77 million tax dollars were spent on research projects that used aborted baby body parts, according to The Hill. The Trump administration cut off funding to the unethical research and created a new ethical advisory board to prevent further funding. However, the Biden administration quickly reversed these actions earlier this year.