The Department of Health and Human Services announced a 90-day extension for a contract that creates humanized mice with late-term aborted babies.
The Department of Health and Human Services says it has granted a second 90-day extension to a contract it has with the University of California at San Francisco that requires UCSF to make â€œhumanized mice.â€
These creatures are made by implanting mice with human tissues taken from late-term aborted babies.
The HHS’s multi-million-dollar contract with UCSF that requires the construction of these â€œhumanized miceâ€ creates a demand–driven by federal tax dollars–for tissue taken from late-term aborted babies. According to an estimate it hasÂ published on its website, the National Institutes of Health (which is a division of HHS) will spend $95 million this fiscal year alone on research that–like UCSF’s “humanized mouse” contract–uses human fetal tissue.
Here is all the money that has been given to this program.
According toÂ contract information published on the Federal Procurement Data System, the new three-month extension will pay UCSF $521,082â€”bringing the total payments the federal government has made to UCSF for this contract to $10,596,960.
If the government continues renewing the contract through Dec. 5, 2020, HHS would end up paying UCSF a total of $13,799,501.
The Washington Post has made false claims regarding the termination of this program:
On Dec. 5, 2018,Â HHS published a statementÂ in response toÂ a story that the Washington Post publishedÂ about the UCSF contract that cited an unnamed â€œvirologistâ€ and an unnamed â€œuniversity spokeswomanâ€ in reporting that the NIH had informed the contractâ€™s principal investigator that the government was ending the contract.
â€œAccording to the virologist, the principal investigator was told in a telephone conversation with an NIH employee last Wednesday that the AIDS division was exercising its discretion to discontinue the contract,â€Â the Post reported then.
â€œA university spokeswoman, speaking on condition of anonymity because she had no authorization to discuss the matter, confirmed the university was informed last week the contract was not being extended,â€ the Post said.
But HHS refuted this story.
â€œNo decision has been made on the extension of a University of California San Francisco contract with the NIH regarding research involving fetal tissue,â€Â HHS said in a Dec. 5 statement responding to the Postâ€™s report.
â€œA decision will be made when the contract has been reviewed, pursuant to the ongoing audit/review process,â€ the HHS statement said.
HHS also released at that time the full text of a statement by HHS Spokesperson Caitlin Oakley that HHS said it had given to the Post. Oakleyâ€™s statement said:
â€œIn September, HHS issued a statement announcing an audit would be conducted of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue to ensure conformity with procurement and human fetal tissue research laws and regulations. In addition, HHS has initiated a comprehensive review of all research involving fetal tissue to ensure consistency with statutes and regulations governing such research, and to ensure the adequacy of procedures and oversight of this research in light of the serious considerations involved. Regarding the extension on the UC San Francisco contract, no final decision has been made. A decision will be made when the contract has been reviewed, pursuant to the ongoing audit/review process. There is a provision for continuity of work while the contract is being reviewed.â€
It is unclear if the Trump Administration will end up ending this program but they certainly should.
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