New footage and photographs from pro-life investigative journalists show a Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) vehicle — a harvesting and tissue procurement company that supplies organs and tissue to the University of Pittsburgh for research — working at a Planned Parenthood facility in the city.
According to a report from the Center for Medical Progress, the CORE vehicle was spotted at the Pittsburgh abortion facility and caught on camera by affiliates of 40 Days for Life. A man wearing an identification badge was seen bringing what appeared to be “specimen bags from the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic and storing them in a cooler inside the CORE vehicle,” which was parked by the abortion mill’s “bubble zone” sidewalk entrance.
The University of Pittsburgh has been previously exposed for using aborted baby body parts for its grisly experiments, “including experiments grafting aborted baby scalps onto mice,” as The Federalist has reported. This study, titled “Development of humanized mouse and rat models with full-thickness human skin and autologous immune cells,” was funded by taxpayers through Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under the National Institutes of Health.
The university denied these accusations under oath before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives during a 2021 hearing. “The Pitt Biospecimen CORE does not obtain tissue from Planned Parenthood or any other source other than UPMC facilities,” said Dr. Jeremy Rich, the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center’s deputy director of research, during the sworn testimony.
Though Pitt underwent a third-party investigation, which concluded that its research was “fully compliant with applicable laws,” the independent investigators did not probe the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and its Maggee-Womens Hospital — the university-affiliated facilities where tissue from aborted babies is sourced by the researchers at the school. As The Federalist’s Madeline Osburn reported: “This is a significant omission because some of the most atrocious allegations, including labor-induced, partial-birth abortions, occur at UPMC,” which is “where more abortions are performed than in any other hospital in the state.”
“The University of Pittsburgh swore under oath that it did not harvest fetal organs from Planned Parenthood — so what is the University’s organ harvesting company doing parked at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic with coolers?,” said founder and president of the Center for Medical Progress David Daleiden, an investigative journalist whose home was raided in 2016 for his damning undercover videos of Planned Parenthood workers’ involvement in selling aborted baby body parts. The raid was carried out by the California Department of Justice under the authority of then-Attorney General Kamala Harris, who had received campaign donations from Planned Parenthood. “The lies from Pitt and Planned Parenthood must stop now and elected officials in Pennsylvania must demand the truth.”
The University of Pittsburgh has additional connections with the abortion giant, with the report from the Center for Medical Progress noting that the university’s abortion program is operated by Planned Parenthood abortionists. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood’s medical director is vice chair of the Institutional Review Board at Pitt, which oversees all experimentation on aborted babies at the university.