Sign the Open Letter to Pitt: Stop Experimenting with Aborted Babies

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Please join Pennsylvania Family Institute in signing this open letter calling on the University of Pittsburgh to end their experimentations on aborted babies and for our PA General Assembly to conduct a full investigation.

Here’s the open letter:

May 3, 2021

Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor
University of Pittsburgh
420 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

cc: PA House Speaker Bryan Cutler
PA House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor
PA Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman
PA Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Browne

Dear Chancellor Gallagher,

It is completely unacceptable for the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) to conduct unethical research using aborted babies.

Student researchers have published experiments of scalps and “full thickness human skin” from aborted babies (18-20 weeks gestation) grafted onto lab rats. Human hair was grown on the backs of these rodents. Additionally, lymphoid tissue, livers and spleens from the same aborted babies were co-engrafted into the same rodent models.

This ghastly finding is a product of Pitt’s systemic practices of using aborted babies for inhumane research. Pitt has been involved in hundreds of fetal kidneys and other organs from aborted babies being distributed for research as part of a project funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Pitt has also had scientists harvesting fetal livers “in vivo” from fetuses delivered via labor induction.

Making matters worse is fetal experimentation at Pitt has involved staff employed by Pittsburgh area abortion businesses, Planned Parenthood Western PA and Allegheny Reproductive Health Center. This type of relationship is unacceptable.

We, the undersigned, call on the University of Pittsburgh to stop all experimentation on aborted babies and the inhumane practice of grafting their skin and body parts onto rodents. Pitt Health Sciences Tissue Bank, operated jointly by the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, must cease providing aborted fetal organs and tissue for these unacceptable research practices. All funding from the NIH for these experiments should be eliminated. 

We also call upon the Pennsylvania state legislature to conduct a full investigation into the University of Pittsburgh, Magee Women’s Hospital and Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania and their connections to the practice of fetal experimentation.