Shocking documents show this major university faced federal investigation for harvesting baby body parts

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The abortion lobby is built on making money from the slaughter of innocent babies.

But that’s not all that keeps their cash flowing.

And these shocking documents show this major university faced federal investigation for harvesting baby body parts.

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has confirmed that the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) was investigated by federal law enforcement over a tissue harvesting program that used the bodies of aborted children, according to a recent news release.

Working with Planned Parenthood to criminally harvest body parts

CMP uncovered these documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

The documents support the claim that CMP has long made that Pitt has been working with Planned Parenthood to criminally harvest the body parts of babies aborted, especially of those aborted late in pregnancy. 

According to LiveAction, “The documents discovered by CMP include email exchanges from late 2021 through early 2022 between leaders of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for research, and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIS). The OIS conducts criminal, civil, and administrative investigations of fraud and misconduct related to HHS programs. It has the authority to make arrests.”

And in an email dated November 5, 2021, Pitt’s Dr. Rutenbar replied to NIH, writing, “With regard to your request for documentation/information, please be aware that we received a subpoena from HIS OIG requesting similar documentation on October 28, 2021.”

The emails uncovered through the FOIA request mention this subpoena to investigate fetal organ harvesting at Pitt’s NIH-funding “GUDMAP” program. 

GUDMAP — The GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project — studies how the genitourinary tract develops in utero in order to try and develop treatments for various diseases of the kidneys, bladder, ureter, and urethra.

Using baby body parts with taxpayer money

And according to an NIH funding award notice from as far back as 2016, the GUDMAP research uses body parts of babies aborted between 6 and 24-weeks gestation. 

In one year alone, Pitt “disbursed over 300 fresh samples collected from 77 cases.” 

Even more disturbing, Pitt promised, “The collections can be significantly ramped up as material could have been accrued from as many as 725 cases last year.” 

And the federal government gave $600,000 in taxpayer money to Pitt for the body part harvesting program.

In Pitt’s application to become the fetal tissue “distribution hub” for the GUDMAP program, it told the NIH it would use labor induction abortions to harvest fetal kidneys, record the time the kidneys were removed from the baby’s blood supply, and “minimize” this “warm ischemic time.”

“Ischemic time” is the time frame in which there is an inadequate blood supply to an organ. 

That means, according to CMP, that to “minimize” and “record” this time as Pitt says it does, it would be harvesting kidney samples from babies who are still alive.

“Pitt’s own statements indicating its Planned Parenthood partners use criminal partial-birth abortions to harvest fetal organs to sell for NIH grant money are serious enough that a federal law enforcement agency opened a formal investigation following CMP’s reporting,” said CMP president David Daleiden. 

“If this investigation has been conducted honestly, the facts uncovered may be more horrifying than we ever imagined. Planned Parenthood has cloaked its human atrocities committed against vulnerable mothers and infants under its ‘research’ program for decades — it is time for justice under the law for every level of the taxpayer-funded enterprise of selling aborted baby body parts.”

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.