A gathering of pro-life advocates assembled outside the National Institutes of Health headquarters last week to call for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci over revelations of the organization’s funding of “barbaric” experiments using the remains of aborted babies.
Outside the NIH offices in Bethesda, Maryland, Students for Life of America held a #FireFauci rally, calling for the ouster of the head of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“We are here on this hot day, outside of the NIH today, to call for President Biden to fire Fauci,” said Stephanie Stone, the Mid-East regional manager of Students for Life of America.
“Dr. Fauci, as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the NIAID, has allowed federal tax dollars to fund what should be considered a criminal act that is currently … taking place at the University of Pittsburgh. Right now, medical researchers at Pitt are undergoing a series of tests,” Stone said. “These tests involve taking the scalp of five-month-old aborted children and grafting them on the backs of lab mice. Researchers then observed as the rats and mice grew human baby hairs.”
Stone called the grant that funded the experimentation an “insane misuse of not only taxpayer dollars but an absolutely abhorrent waste of precious human lives.”
“It’s shameful that this office has seen fit to put their stamp of approval on this project, let alone using taxpayer money to do it. Taking the lives of five-month-old [aborted] babies to graft their scalps onto lab mice is absurd, immoral and disgraceful,” she declared. “We want to see Dr. Fauci fired for not only being involved but essentially giving his stamp of approval and our taxpayer dollars to something that is unethical.”
Herb Geraghty, the executive director of Rehumanize International, an organization dedicated to promoting “the protection of every human life from conception to natural death,” also spoke at the rally.
Geraghty, a University of Pittsburgh graduate, recalled attending a public hearing of the Pennsylvania House Health Committee on the sick experiments and the shame he felt toward his school.
“I learned that my beloved university was committing some of the most barbaric attacks against innocent human life that you could even possibly imagine,” Herb said, adding that he was disgusted by the published report about the experiments which included “photographs in which the hair of the poor innocent babies can be seen growing on the backs of rodents.”
The final speaker, Alyssa Thoburn, serves as president of the Students for Life chapter in Fairfax, Virginia. Thoburn, a high school student who plans on attending college in the fall, agreed with the previous speakers that “we need to fire Dr. Fauci.”
“It’s one thing to accept what’s going on. It’s another entirely to know what’s going on, approve of it and fund it. These taxpayer funds are responsible for the senseless deaths of five-month-old babies and the use of their bodies for nothing more than the grotesque curiosity of medical researchers,” she added.
At the end of the rally, Stone read aloud a statement from Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins, which read: “Abusing another’s body who has given no consent and has no power to object is wrong. This is exactly why we must stand against this injustice and hold accountable those who have perpetuated and funded this inhumane practice. We call on President Biden to fire Anthony Fauci for being involved in this crime against humanity.”
In an interview with The Christian Post, Hawkins urged pro-life advocates not to underestimate the power of the “grassroots movement of continuing to beat … the drum of what’s happening with our government, making people aware of the ghastly research that we’re funding with our taxpayer dollars.”
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