(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Documents obtained by Judicial Watch suggest that the National Institutes of Health may have funded and advised a grotesque “fetal tissue hub” at the University of Pittsburgh that conducted “fetal organ experiments,” according to a report in the Daily Caller.
In 2021, Judicial Watch discovered through a FOIA request that the NIH had spent nearly $3 million of taxpayer money to help the University of Pittsburgh harvest organs from and conduct experiments on “human fetal tissue ranging from 6 to 42 weeks gestation.”
A more recent FOIA request found that the university had sought the help of NIH director Francis Collins — who infamously colluded with Dr. Anthony Fauci to shut down debate on COVID lockdown policies — in order to combat “negative media coverage” in the aftermath of Judicial Watch’s discovery.
“Hi Francis,” Dr. Jeremy Berg of the University of Pittsburgh wrote. “I write regarding ongoing efforts to undermine important science using fetal tissue.”
“We have been discussing these issues and it seems that this is an organized attempt to delegitimize science based on fetal tissue rather than to identify misbehavior,” Berg continued.
“In light of this, we feel that the scientific community would benefit if more institutions could stand together to take some of the power out of the one at-a-time strategy that appears to be operating.”
Berg sought to arrange a meeting between Collins and Pat Gallagher, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh.
“These documents expose the collusion between the University of Pittsburgh and the NIH over the fetal organ ‘chop shop’ in the University of Pittsburgh paid for with federal tax dollars,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.
“Here we have the federal government and a major university seemingly desperate to continue the barbaric trafficking the organs of human beings killed by abortion,” he said.