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Records show Indiana University paid $200 each for brains harvested from aborted babies

Fr. Mark Hodges Fr. Mark Hodges

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, November 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Indiana University is directly involved in procuring aborted baby parts.

An invoice obtained by the Indiana Right to Life Society shows that Indiana University paid $200 each for "brains" from the University of Washington's Department of Pediatrics in Seattle.

Listed on the bill are Dr. Debomoy Lahiri and Dr. Balmiki Ray. Lahiri is a psychiatry professor who works in the Neuroscience Research Building, focusing on the neurobiology and genetics of aging and Alzheimer’s disease, testing drugs to protect neurons and/or prevent their decay. He is also the editor-in-chief of the medical journal, Current Alzheimer Research. Lahiri did both his undergraduate and master’s work at Banaras Hindu University in India.

Ray works in the Departments of Psychiatry and of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and is the author of Alzheimer research studies for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

In bold capitals at the top of the invoice is "BIRTH DEFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY."  

Mike Fichter, president of Indiana Right to Life (IRTL), issued a statement saying, “Each aborted baby’s brain being dissected by Indiana University researchers belonged to a little boy or girl. We are sickened that a price tag of $200 was put on the brain of a deceased child whose life was ended in the barbaric practice of abortion."

IRTL is demanding that Indiana University stop participating in human trafficking of aborted babies. "We urge the Indiana University Board of Trustees to step up and put a stop to the experiments on aborted babies," Fichter wrote in a press release.

The pro-life organization is sponsoring an online petition drive for citizens to express their concerns over Indiana University's human trafficking for experimentation here.

View the Indiana University invoice for "brains" here.

Meanwhile, Indiana University is fighting in court to continue its experiments on aborted baby organs. The publicly funded school is suing the state of Indiana in order to continue using aborted baby parts for research while other ethical scientists are working on cures for diseases using adult stem cells and umbilical cord blood.



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