(Heather Clark – Christian News) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) paid at least $18,000 from December 2016 to August 2018 to Planned Parenthood partner Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) for livers and thymuses extracted from second trimester aborted babies, according to over 600 pages of documents obtained by the group Judicial Watch.
The documents show that the NIH purchased the organs to create “humanized mice” used in finding cures for HIV.
“Beginning with a December 21, 2016 payment to ABR and running through April 2018, the records show that a fetal liver and thymus set costs $680, and payment was due upon receipt. On May 23, 2018, the cost increased to $750,” Judicial Watch outlined in a press release on Feb. 13.
At least 26 purchases were made by Dr. Kim Hasenkrug, senior investigator at the NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana, and purchase orders state, “These tissues, liver and thymus, are required [by] Ron Messer for ongoing studies of HIV in the Hasenkrug Lab. Our mice will be ready for reconstitution soon.”