Maria Gallagher of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation says several members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly plan to submit a bill to look into the University of Pittsburgh's practice of harvesting body parts of babies who are born alive in failed abortions to be used for research.
"The push for the legislation follows allegations raised by the Center for Medical Progress and Judicial Watch that the university may be using body parts from babies whose hearts are still beating," the pro-lifer continues. "These are shocking allegations, and they need to be investigated."
As Gallagher has previously told American Family News, it is against the law for a living baby outside the womb to be killed while his or her organs are harvested.
"Are they violating state and federal laws, particularly the Abortion Control Act," she asks. "It is illegal to harvest organs from a baby whose heart is beating; that's illegal. If that's what's going on, it should be prosecuted."
Since the Center for Medical Progress and Judicial Watch have released more than 250 pages of documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, indicating that is in fact the university's process, Gallagher believes the proposed legislation ought to receive bipartisan support.
And if what is alleged turns out to be true, Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society says the university is guilty of murder.
"Apparently, blood is still flowing, so hearts are still beating in these children as the parts and organs are being harvested," he relays. "It begs the question: Is this murder? It appears that it would be under any other circumstance."
Campus Reform points out that this research is being funded by tax dollars in the form of grants -- something the Trump administration was putting a stop to.
"The Biden administration has restarted these efforts, and those in the government under the Biden administration are fully in favor of abortion and of fetal tissue harvesting," the attorney adds.
While the university denies the allegations, Breen is glad to see that concerned Pennsylvania legislators are looking into the situation.