Kristan Hawkins has an insightful new op-ed at Fox News, exploring how taxpayers are paying for universities to experiment on preborn babies.
Writing at Fox News, Hawkins writes,
The University of Washington has received nearly $200,000 to undertake a study that is ethically dubious; having pregnant mothers use cannabis in order to study the effect of the drug on preborn babies. In their own abstract, the researchers acknowledge that the risks to preborn babies is probably higher than it was 30 years ago, due to an increase in potency of cannabis.“In addition, prior research also likely underestimated potential risks of cannabis use during pregnancy because modern strains are 3x more potent than they were 30 years ago,” the researchers said.
The fact that taxpayers are supporting this study should be offensive to all Americans who support the dignity of human life and understand the dangerous road that testing drugs on volunteers without their consent poses. Because even if the mother is consenting to the study, the real study is to test the effects of cannabis on a baby’s brain development; the study itself, “OLFACTORY ACTIVATION AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS WITH PRENATAL CANNABIS EXPOSURE.’
You can read the full op-ed here.