In a piece of news that’s guaranteed to shock and disgust you, the federal government apparently spent almost $2 million in taxpayer dollars to conduct very controversial research that involved sewing scalps from aborted fetuses onto the skin of mice and rats in order to run tests concerning human skin infection.
This research, which was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, has been the talk of the town as of late, due to the controversy surrounding the procurement of fully intact fetal scalps from aborted children, not to mention the graphic nature of the experiments and the fact these scalps sprouted human hair.
Records show that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded that research to the tune of over $400,000. A full accounting of the project’s funding stream, however, shows taxpayer contributions totaling almost five times that amount.
A spokeswoman for the NIAID told Just the News this week that grants from both that agency and the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center add up to over $1.9 million.
“Total funding for the NIAID grant is $430,270,” the spokeswoman said. “The FIC grant was awarded to the University of Pittsburgh … in FY15, and the last year of the project is FY19. Total funding for the FIC grant is 1,498,642.”
The agency then went on to say that the NIH “is committed to ensuring that research involving human fetal tissue is conducted responsibly and meets the highest ethical standards.”
“NIH-funded research involving human fetal tissue must be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations,” the statement added, saying that “research involving the transplantation of human fetal tissue” requires “informed consent” from the mother of the aborted baby before the tissues can be procured.
When asked whether or not the organization had funded any other kind of research projects that utilized fetal remains, the NIAID did not answer.
A non-answer is usually an answer, so take that for whatever you think it means.