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Eighty-five members of Congress are demanding an end to the federal government's contract with a company that supplies tissue from aborted babies for research purposes in mice.
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In a Monday letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote of their alarm that the government had awarded Advanced Bioscience Resources a $15,900 contract to provide fresh human fetal tissue to be used in mice to construct human-like immune systems in them.
"ABR has a checkered history of purchasing the remains of aborted children and reselling the babies. I know this first-hand as I participated in the House's investigation and criminal referral of this company two years ago," commented Rep. Vicki Hartzler, R-Missouri, in a press release.
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"I find it deeply disturbing that the federal government continues to contract with companies that facilitate the trafficking of human fetal remains. This practice must stop."
She further called upon every federal agency, including the National Institutes of Health, to cease using aborted babies as research specimens, calling the practice "a grisly, disturbing, and unnecessary business."
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The ABR contract with the FDA runs from July 15, 2018 to July 14, 2019.
During the 2016 investigation conducted by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives and the Senate Judiciary Committee, a press release from the biotech company admitted to Congress that it paid $60 for each aborted baby but sold their body parts at $325 for each "specimen."
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The outfit has been referred to the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the District Attorney of Riverside County, California for further investigation, CBN reported.
In addition to urging the FDA to scrap ABR's contract, the letter states the agency...
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