HARRISBURG, Pa. — The PA Catholic Conference (PCC) today called on the University of Pittsburgh to stop all experiments with aborted babies and for Pennsylvania lawmakers to open a full investigation into the extent of this practice.
“We are horrified by reports that researchers at the school used scalps from aborted babies to create so-called ‘humanized mice’ for research,” said PCC Executive Director Eric Failing. “This information was disclosed in a study published by the school and in testimony this week before the PA House Health Committee. And this is all done with the backing of Pennsylvania taxpayers.”
“We are heartbroken that this has been happening and will do all we can to shed light on this practice that flies in the faith of what we and many other pro-life Christians believe,” said Failing.
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is based in Harrisburg and is the public affairs arm of PA’s Catholic bishops.