Saturday, January 30, 2010

Documents Raise Spectre of Fetal Harvesting in Wisconsin U Late-Term Abortion Scheme

By Peter J. Smith

MADISON, Wisconsin, January 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates say they have obtained documents that raise serious questions over the possibility of fetal harvesting and conscience violations behind the University of Wisconsin's plans to begin performing late-term abortions at the Madison Surgery Center.

The Alliance Defense Fund and Pro-Life Wisconsin say that documents they obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request illustrate the efforts of UW officials and abortionists over several years to add second-trimester abortions at MSC.

In addition, they say, certain communiqués raise fears that UW researchers could use the tissue of babies aborted at MSC for medical experimentation.

One such document reveals a UW-Madison study involved diabetic patients who received transplants of fetal pancreatic tissue "obtained from medical facilities where legal abortions are carried out." Pro-life advocates fear that medical researchers would be tempted to resort to "in-house" aborted fetal material that would be far cheaper than obtaining it from other areas. Full story.

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