Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh received at least $ 2.7 million from federal funds to study fetal organs and tried to get half of the samples from aborted minority children, according to documents released Tuesday.
Since 2015, the National Institutes of Health has been monitoring experiments in fetal tissue at the University of Pittsburgh taken from aborted fetuses between six and 42 weeks of age, two weeks after what is considered full-term.
According to documents obtained by the Center for Medical Progress and Judicial Watch, the grant application indicated that half of the samples should be obtained from aborted minority fetuses, including at least 25 percent from African American women.
"Projects funded by the National Institutes of Health must ensure proper inclusion of women and minorities," David Seldin, assistant vice chancellor for news, told Fox News on Thursday. "They also need to ensure that the distribution of research reflects the population needed to meet the research objectives of the research."
Seldin said "one of the goals is to support researchers looking for therapies and treatments for kidney disease," from which minorities disproportionately suffer. Seldin added that the researchers "do not take any part in decisions about the timing, methods or procedures used to terminate the pregnancy."
CMP founder and president David Dayladen attacked the university in a statement on Tuesday.
The NIH grant application for just one of Pitt's many experiments with aborted babies is similar to an episode from American Horror Story, Daleden said. "Law enforcement and government officials must take immediate action to bring the next Kermit Gosnell to justice."