Legislators Moved to Stop University Of Mexico On Making Research With Aborted Babies Body Parts
State lawmakers groups are urging the University of New Mexico to stop using aborted babies' body parts for research while an investigation into the matter continues.
University researchers have had an on-going relationship with late-term abortionist Curtis Boyd, and have been using late-term aborted babies' body parts from his facility in their research. In June, a U.S. Congressional panel sent evidence to the New Mexico Attorney General indicating that the university and late-term abortion facility may have broken a state law involving the use of aborted babies' body parts.
Earlier this year, the government panel also uncovered evidence that the abortion facility may have provided aborted babies' brains to a summer camp for youth at the university.
As of press time, a group of Republican state lawmakers wants the university to suspend its use of aborted babies' body parts in research. The legislators recently sent a letter to the board of regents urging them to stop the activity while the investigation continues, according to the local news report.
In August, there found notes indicating a flippant, even celebratory attitude from university lab technicians as they collected aborted babies' body parts for the university's Sciences Center.
The lab technician "wrote in his notebook 'whoo hoo!!' when the [abortion] clinic was able to provide a 'whole pancreas' of a fetus for another project and drew a frowning face next to an entry that showed that another fetal pancreas was not intact," according to the report.
The lab technician's notebook also contained gruesome details about the babies who were aborted, including an "intact" aborted infant who was 30.5 weeks along - old enough to survive outside the womb - and at least 20 aborted babies who were past the 20-week gestation mark.
Among the other disturbing details was a note indicating that the abortion facility may have provided aborted babies' brains to a summer camp for youth.
University officials told the Albuquerque Journal that it was an educational research program called "Neuroscience Summer Experience," not a camp. They said students included undergraduate and graduate students from the university, or children of faculty members. They also said a faculty member dissected the aborted babies' brains, not the students.
The evidence came from a larger Congressional investigation that formed after a series of undercover videos revealed Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities could be selling aborted babies' body parts in violation of the law. Since then, the panel has uncovered a growing list of evidence that abortion facilities and groups that handle aborted babies' body parts have violated federal laws.