The University of Pittsburgh had hired a law firm to investigate reports of the school's involvement in harvesting aborted baby body parts. Maria Gallagher of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation says that report downplayed the situation, and now, 80 members of Congress want the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a separate audit.
"The NIH chose to accept and endorse a report that was paid for by the University of Pittsburgh that it had asked to investigate, so we think that there were flaws in that investigation," she tells American Family News. "We think that there has to be an independent investigation, because this is very serious business."
She says there were questions, though never proven, that some babies who were born alive during failed abortions were dissected.
The report quietly made its way through the news cycle until it ultimately lost attention.
"We have not forgotten the allegations against the University of Pittsburgh," Gallagher asserts. "It's simply outrageous that taxpayer funds could be used for experiments involving aborted baby body parts. It's alarming, and there should be something done about it."