Colorado State University Accused of Buying Aborted Baby Parts for Research
Colorado State University is in the spotlight after being accused of buying aborted baby parts for research.
According to an article on LifeNews.com:
On January 10, 2013, Colorado State University purchased fetal body parts from Planned Parenthood’s flagship abortion facility in San Jose, California via a company called StemExpress. In total, nine specimens were harvested from eight different aborted babies killed in abortions at that Planned Parenthood clinic and the purchase order reveals CSU bought two body parts, including an aborted baby’s liver.
Documentation from StemExpress reveals that an employee of CSU’s Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology Department, purchased the body parts. The pro-life group Colorado Citizens for Life issued a statement calling on CSU to end the practice of conducting research using body parts from abortions.
This is Colorado State University's official response:
Colorado State University is a national leader in infectious disease research, and the university is among many major medical centers and institutions of higher education across the country that use fetal tissue to conduct important research related to the treatment of diseases of global concern, including HIV/AIDs, cancer, Dengue fever, diabetes and more. CSU’s research requiring cells from fetal tissue samples is specifically focused on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. The research – reviewed, supported and funded by the National Institutes of Health – has been conducted at CSU for nearly two decades. CSU follows all federal regulations and protocols related to the use of this material, which is obtained from federally regulated sources.
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