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Fetal body parts allegedly used by Texas University for Humanized mice

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Center for Medical Progress with tags , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2016 by saynsumthn

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KFOX14 Investigates uncovers new documents alleging the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is buying aborted fetal tissue for research, fetal tissue that may be linked to Planned Parenthood abortions.

From their report:

    A Houston-based attorney, Briscoe Cain, said he obtained the information from a Freedom of Information request. He said he found evidence of four Texas medical schools purchasing fetal tissue from a California bioscience company.

    TTUHSC El Paso is among those listed as purchasing fetal tissue from Advanced Bioscience Resource Center.

    Cain claims the tissue could be coming from abortions at Planned Parenthood because Planned Parenthood gives fetuses to ABR.

    “What can be said that tissue purchased from ABR is from aborted babies,” said Cain.

    Documents given to KFOX14 Investigates show TTUHSC allegedly purchased parts of fetuses from ABR.

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    Invoices from ABR to TTUHSC show the school paid at least $4,000- $5,000 for fetal parts/tissue.

    The invoices are dated in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and make reference to 2015 requests.

    The school allegedly purchased fetal livers, spleens and thymuses (it’s a gland in the base of the neck).

    Emails between the researchers and ABR make reference to their specific requests and process for shipping.

    KFOX14 Investigates asked the school what type of research the fetus parts were used for, but did not receive a response.

    In the e-mails obtained, researchers reference using the tissue for “a humanized mouse.”

    “The research being done is humanized mice. Scientists inject the mouse with fetal tissue so the mouse is genetically altered to accept the graphing of human tissue,” said Cain.

    Cain represents the activists that made secret recordings involving Planned Parenthood in Houston. His clients now face charges of tampering with a government record.

    But Cain claims this new discovery of documents brings to question the link between Planned Parenthood abortions and Texas medical schools.

    “Public universities who receive tax dollars are using the tax dollars to purchase these babies’ parts,” said Cain.

    KFOX14 asked TTUHSC for an interview and whether it was aware the aborted tissue may be coming from Planned Parenthood.

    KFOX14 also asked how the school funds those purchases and how much money has been spent buying fetal parts.

    TTUHSC did not answer those questions but sent a statement.

    “Research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is committed to strictly following all federal and state guidelines. The physicians and scientists at TTUHSC El Paso respect and cherish life. They work tirelessly toward treating patients, as well as developing and finding effective treatments and cures for human diseases,” said Dr. Peter Rotwein, the assistant vice president for research at TTUHSC El Paso.

    It is against federal law to sell human fetal tissue for profit. Tissue can be donated with the woman’s consent.

    Planned Parenthood has claimed it does not sell parts of fetuses but does donate them.

    Some scientists and universities have been working with fetal tissue for years, explaining that it provides invaluable information about the beginning stages of cells.

    Cain said his clients next step is to “pass legislation prohibiting the purchase of fetal tissue in Texas.”

    Gov. Greg Abbott has pledged to support any legislation to prohibit the use of fetal tissue for research.

According to Operation Rescue:

    Many of the documents and e-mails released by Cain were signed by Melissa Farrell, Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas, the same Planned Parenthood official who appeared in the fifth video released by the CMP on August 4, 2015.

    The invoices that originated from Planned Parenthood divided their bills into two general categories. First was the “reimbursement for study supplies” which appear to be costs related to the fetal tissue. Reimbursement for hard costs is allowable under the law.

    The second was “consent payments,” which appears to be a designation where Planned Parenthood ‘hid’ the profit. This payment would be illegal.

Invoice Between UTMB Galveston and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

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    In a statement released yesterday, Daleiden explained how Farrell indicated to him how she could cover up the payments or aborted baby specimens in order to make them look like expenses.

    “Farrell admitted on camera to undercover investigators that PPGC ‘worded’ the per-specimen charges for fetal specimens as ‘per consent’ in order to ‘frame’ the project budget in a way that will look legal ‘on paper,’” stated Daleiden.

Planned Parenthood uses aborted baby parts for humanized mice research

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts, stem Express with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2015 by saynsumthn

H/T to blogger Jill Stanek who points out that some of the requested “fetal cadavers” from Planned Parenthood in Houston are for experimentation with humanized mice. #humanizedmice .

The Center for Medical Progress released a 5th video showing the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood abortion facility offering intact fetal cadavers which they refer to as “specimens.”

Center for Medical Progress, posing as buyers for a Biotech company sat with the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.

CMP’s 5th video transcript implies Planned Parenthood is using the aborted babies for “mice” studies and “Humanized mice”.

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An article published in Science in the News a Harvard Graduate Student Group at the Harvard Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences explains humanized mice:

    Humanized mice are otherwise ordinary breeds of lab mice that have human cells, tissues, or organs. These types of mice are frequently used by immunologists, who give the mice a mostly-human immune system, but they can also be used to study other body systems. This permits researchers to study different aspects of human biology and the effects of certain drugs or disease treatments using experiments that would otherwise be unethical to conduct on a human being and don’t have safer substitutes.

How are mice humanized?

Fetal liver and thymus tissue used as well something Stem Express gets big bucks for

    The process of humanizing mice requires the transfer of 17-19 week old human fetal tissue into young mice, 6-8 weeks of age, with weakened immune systems. If a mouse with a normal immune system received human tissue, it would start to reject the tissue immediately after the transfer because its immune system would recognize the added tissue as foreign. This process, graft rejection, also happens in humans who receive incompatible organ transplants. Therefore, researchers use mice with a genetically weakened immune system for the humanization procedure. These genetically immunosuppressed mice tolerate the presence of foreign human tissue for long enough to conduct experiments [].

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    Because a mouse’s body is full of its own immune cells, it is essential to remove these cells to create “space” for the human immune cells to populate. To do this, the mice are subjected to a sub-lethal dose of irradiation. Next, to create a niche where the cells can be constantly replenished, the scientists make a small surgical incision to implant human fetal liver and thymus tissue underneath the mouse’s kidney. Finally, human stem cells are injected directly into the mouse’s blood. 17-20 weeks after this procedure, the reconstitution is considered complete when the cells have divided sufficiently to populate their “home” in the mouse’s body. A number of variations to the technique can be introduced depending on the experimental question that needs to be addressed, but most labs follow this general procedure.

These details from the Jackson Laboratory talk about, “engrafting human CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells (hHSCs) alone (hu-CD34 NSG™) or in combination with human fetal thymus and liver tissue transplanted under the kidney capsule.”

Jackson Laboratoy Humanized Mice human fetal baby parts

Read more details here .

They offer Humanized Mice “shipped to you” using fetal livers and thymus:

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Human fetal kidney in mice

NOTE: there is no indication that the fetal organs used by the Jackson Lab were from aborted babies though.

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But, according to their website, the Jackson Laboratory was founded in 1929 as The Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory by Clarence Cook Little an advocate of eugenics.

    Little created the first inbred (genetically uniform) mouse strains and wanted to use them experimentally to establish that cancer was a genetic disease, not an infectious disorder, as was widely thought at the time. He gained initial financial support for the Laboratory from Detroit industrialists Edsel Ford, president of the Ford Motor Company, and Roscoe B. Jackson (for whom the Laboratory is named), president of the Hudson Motorcar Company.

Clarence Little Jackson Lab

Clarence Cook Little was the President of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), at the same time he also sat on a pro-euthanasia panel.

Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood.

Clarence Cook Little was also member of the Committee on Planned Parenthood:

Clarence Cook Little committee on Planned Parenthood

Read more on Little here.

In a previous post, I explain how aborted baby parts are being implanted into animals and how some of those parts are coming from Stem Express, a fetal tissue procurement company used by Planned Parenthood.

The research, co-authored by Eugene Guhe founder and CEO of Ganogen, Inc., a biotech company in Redwood City, California, raises a number of ethical questions, including whether it is acceptable to use human fetal organs in research, or to transplant human organs into animals. If the research moves forward, it must be determined that the organs were obtained with proper consent, and that the research was conducted with adequate oversight, experts told CBS News.

Fetal Kidney donation

On their website, Ganogen, Inc., says that they have found a way to successfully transplant human fetal kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs, and other organs into animal hosts using advanced microsurgery.

Human fetal heart transplant rat abortion Ganogen

“After transplantation, the fetal organ continues to grow and mature. It even demonstrates function, and in the case of the kidney, can keep the host animal alive all on its own,” they explain.

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According to CBS, Gu and his colleagues obtained human fetal kidneys from Stem Express, a Placerville, California-based company that supplies researchers with tissue from deceased adults and fetuses.

On their website, Stem Express writes that their “human tissue products range from fetal to adult and healthy to diseased, and we also collect bone marrow and leukapheresis for isolation.”

They go on to say that, “Working with hospitals and clinics across the United States, all human tissue and blood procurement is performed in accordance with IRB-approved protocols and consents. Protecting the privacy of our researchers and donors is always the highest priority at StemExpress.

Read here.