Rep. Matt Gaetz Slams Taxpayer-Funded Testing Using Aborted Fetuses and Laboratory Animals

Republican Representative Matt Gaetz has responded to a new report from taxpayer watchdog group White Coat Waste Project and Pro-Life San Francisco that found millions of dollars are being spent on disturbing tests combining live animals and aborted fetus remains.

Rep. Gaetz told the Gateway Pundit that the findings have bolstered his commitment to fighting against these “unnecessary” and “inhumane” experiments.

“As a staunch pro-life advocate and animal welfare supporter, I’m disgusted that taxpayers are still being forced to pay for sick and twisted experiments in which human baby parts from elective abortions are crudely implanted into lab animals that are then also killed and dissected. These disturbing new revelations about NIH-funded human fetal tissue research on animals have bolstered my commitment to fighting against this unnecessary and inhumane practice that harms the most vulnerable among us in society.”

While the Trump administration has stopped funding the Internal National Institutes of Health (NIH) experimentation that used aborted human fetal tissue, White Coat Waste and Pro-Life San Francisco uncovered $115 million in taxpayer funds being used for another 200 projects by other groups using aborted fetuses for their testing.


“In other bizarre Frankenstein study funded by taxpayers, UCSF implanted intact reproductive tracts from 9.5 to 22-week-old human fetuses, including from a pair of aborted twins, into mice dosed with synthetic estrogen,”  the groups wrote in a joint op-ed for the Washington Examiner.

Also responding to the findings, Senator Rand Paul’s Chief Strategist Doug Stafford told the Gateway Pundit that taxpayers should not be funding these horrors.

“This is important work by White Coat Waste and Pro-Life San Francisco to shine a light on the expensive and gross experimentation being done with animals and fetuses. Taxpayers should not have to fund these types of tests that sound like something out of a Mary Shelley novel,” Stafford said.

The aborted fetuses are taken from university-affiliated hospitals and harvested for research. While the experiments sound like something out of a horror movie, there is huge money in the bizarre and cruel tests.

“At the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), faculty received nearly $400,000 in taxpayer funds this year for experiments that involve implanting thymus glands from aborted human babies into mice. The mice with human fetal glands were also injected with human fetal liver cells from 17-20-week-old human fetuses. The mice were then killed and dissected. This project has received $2.7 million in taxpayer largesse since 2012 and is scheduled to run through late 2020,” their exposé continued.

In another example of their testing uncovered by the two groups, the USC took kidney tissue from 8 to 18-week-old human fetuses and spent $2.3 million in federal grants comparing it to kidney tissue of fetuses cut from mice.

According to a PEW Research poll, 52% of Americans oppose animal testing, and a Fox News poll found that 49% oppose testing using aborted fetuses.

“Most Americans oppose animal testing as well as human fetal tissue research. Nobody wants to be forced to pay for this any longer. In a time of such divisiveness in Washington, it’s refreshing that Republicans and Democrats, animal-lovers and pro-lifers, can agree that Uncle Sam should not be wasting tens of millions in taxpayer dollars on disgusting human fetal tissue experiments on animals that we don’t like, want or need,” Anthony Bellotti, founder and president of taxpayer watchdog White Coat Waste Project told the Gateway Pundit.

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