New allegations have surfaced against the University of Pittsburgh, claiming that federal funding is being used to research fetal tissues and harvest organs from living infants.
Fox News reported, Republican state Rep. Kathy Rapp, who chairs the majority for the legislature’s Health Committee, sent a letter Thursday requesting Pennsylvania’s auditor general review Pitt’s state and federal funding. Pennsylvania Republican Sean Parnell, who is running for U.S. Senate, also called for an investigation.
Parnell said in a tweet, “If these allegations are true that scientists at the University of Pittsburgh were harvesting kidneys of unborn babies while their hearts were still beating, they should not only have their taxpayer funding immediately suspended, everyone involved should face criminal charges.“ Donald Trump Jr echoed similar sentiments in a quote tweet of Parnell’s statement.
The university has and continues to deny all allegations regarding experimentation and harvesting of organs from live infants.
“The University of Pittsburgh does not perform medical procedures and is not part of the tissue collection process. All of the University’s research is closely supervised to ensure compliance with strict and rigorous federal and state laws and regulations.” Said the Universities vice chancellor for news.
If the University isn’t testing on, experimenting on, or harvesting the organs of live infants, than the University should have no issue allowing an investigation to be conducted.
If they truly are innocent of wrong-doing, the investigation will find nothing to prove otherwise.
Rapp said in a letter Thursday, “These funds should be reviewed to determine if they were used to support the education of Pennsylvania residents as is required in the funding legislation passed each legislative term that provides them their non-preferred allocation,”
According to Yahoo, the University of Pittsburgh reported to the Department of Health and Department of Health and Human Services, that they had been harvesting tissues from fetuses for at least 10 years.
Organs that had been harvested included, liver, heart, gonads, legs, brain, kidneys, ureters and bladders. This admission allegedly happened in 2015.