The American Center for Law and Justice has submitted to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease a Freedom of Information Act a request for documentation of its “humanized mice” program, which uses the body parts of aborted babies for “HIV therapeutics development.”
“First, the creation of mice with human immune systems is horrific enough, but that these mice are being created using the body parts of innocent babies is unthinkable,” the organization said Tuesday.
“Second, in contracting with UCSF, the NIH is creating and maintaining a demand in the market for aborted baby parts.
“Remember, federal government funds are U.S. taxpayer dollars. That is our money,” the group said.
The group cited reports from just months ago detailing “the incredibly disturbing experimentation currently being conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH): Using the body parts of aborted babies, the NIH is creating ‘humanized mice’ for ‘HIV therapeutics development.’”
“Here is what we know so far. In conducting its research, the NIH has contracted with University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and the contract ‘requires UCSF to obtain body parts from unborn babies to make at least two types of ‘humanized mice,’” ACLJ said.
Now it has prepared a FOIA request to “expose the truth about the NIH’s involvement in such an abhorrent practice. We know that accountability – bringing the light of day via strategically targeted FOIA requests in conjunction with our pro-life legal efforts – can work.”
The request, submitted to Robin Schofield at the Rockville, Maryland, offices of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, asks for information about the government’s operations and its “members who demand accountability of our government and who respect the value of life.”
The issue of the government’s use of unborn baby body parts previously arose when HHS canceled a contract between the Food and Drug Administration and Advanced Bioscience Resources, a body parts provider that has been referred for criminal investigation.
Now, ACLJ says it wants “to help HHS leadership in their efforts by keeping the spotlight on these problems.”
The issue hit the headlines in 2015 when the Center for Medical Progress videoed abortion-industry executives negotiating for higher prices for the body parts of unborn children.
One famously said she wanted more money to buy a Lamborghini.
CMP, ACLJ said, “uncovered criminal, illegal, and unethical acts of numerous abortion providers and fetal tissue procurement companies.”
ACLJ represents Troy Newman, a former CMP board member who also is president of Operation Rescue, in lawsuits filed by abortion interests against CMP.