Students for Life and other pro-life allies rallied at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) to demand action on the university’s inhuman research on aborted children. The university’s activities were recently exposed in a video and testimony by David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress.
At 11 a.m. EST at 5th Avenue and Bigelow Blvd near Soldiers and Sailors Lawn, the event (organized by Students for Life of America, Rehumanize International, the Pennsylvania Family Council, and others) featured SFLA’s Michele Hendrickson, Eastern Regional Director for Students for Life of America and more.
Pitt alumna, former Students for Life group president, SFLA Wilberforce Fellow, and current Pitt research student Elena Liguori also spoke at the rally. She commented:
“The University of Pittsburgh has the power and the resources to use medicine to help people in wonderful ways and does this often. However, medicine should never come at a cost of the most vulnerable, particularly the unborn. With rapid advances in the capabilities of medicine and science, we must be sure to ask ourselves not only what is possible but first and foremost what is right and ethical.”
SFLA’s Michele Hendrickson noted:
University of Pittsburgh has created a new low in ethical and moral standards for their students, corrupting any credibility their research department may have had, and formed a dark shadow over the entire Pitt community.
The Center for Medical Progress has exposed some of the most barbaric experiments carried out on human persons right here in these walls, including
- Scalping 5-month-old aborted babies and stitching those scalps onto lab rats
- Exporting fetal kidneys across the country
- Killing infants delivered alive for liver harvesting
Students of this university are rightfully outraged that their tuition dollars support an institution capable of such unethical research. As taxpayers, we should all be outraged at the millions of dollars poured into research that isn’t even the most effective option we have today. Using aborted fetal tissue has been proven time and again unnecessary and largely ineffective.
Credible, and clearly more progressive researchers than those here at Pitt, have developed ethical methods that yield better results, and we know those have been available for decades. The methods used at the University of Pittsburgh are cruel, grotesque, and completely halt any hope of ethical scientific advancement.