In mid-July, we wrote about UW-Madison opposing potential legislation that would ban the use of aborted fetal parts in research projects in the state.
That legislation was introduced last week Tuesday, authored by Rep. Andre Jacque. Read the bill here.
The legislation bans persons from knowingly and for valuable consideration acquiring, receiving, or transferring a fetal body part. It also bans persons from knowingly providing, receiving, or using for experimentation a fetal body part. Fetal body part is defined to mean a cell, tissue, organ, or other part of an unborn child who is aborted by an induced abortion.
University of Wisconsin (UW) officials are already attacking the bill, claiming that it will have a “chilling effect” on the biomedical research UW Madison is currently conducting using aborted fetal tissue. Click here for a Capital Times article detailing the UW’s opposition to AB 214 and Rep. Jacque’s and PLW’s response.
Click here [PDF] for PLW’s legislative memo detailing the UW’s grisly research on human fetal body parts.
Federal law prohibits the interstate trafficking of human fetal body parts. Wisconsin’s intrastate commercial activity must have a similar prohibition so that we can guarantee the highest ethical standards of academic research and medical care in our state. Pro-Life Wisconsin thanks Representative Jacque for introducing AB 214 and defending the human dignity of our aborted brothers and sisters.
Why would UW-Madison oppose such a law? Shouldn’t the state’s flagship university be concerned with the education of students (not to mention human beings that will never experience college, due to being aborted)?
There is documented evidence of UW conducting research on human fetal brain and pancreatic tissue, most recently a 2000 fetal brain cell study conducted by Su-Chun Zhang of the UW-Madison Department of Medical Sciences used immature neural cells from fetal human brain tissue of 15-20 gestation weeks “after elective termination of intrauterine pregnancies” to study neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The study acknowledged Dr. Dennis Christenson, a former Madison abortionist, for his “assistance in this project.”
And now we know UW is currently using aborted baby parts in research. UW’s vaunted research facilities have become a Communist-style house of horrors. You know who else performs research on human beings? Cuba, Germany, Russia, Korea…