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Nov 17, 2016 09:25 AM EST

Indiana University Caught Purchasing Brains of Aborted Babies for $200

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Indiana University has been found to be directly involved in the purchase of aborted baby parts, news reports say.

Indiana Right to Life (IRTL) Society has obtained an invoice that shows Indiana University paid $200 each for two brains from aborted babies, reports LifeSite News. IU purchased the brains from the University of Washington's Department of Pediatrics' Birth Defects Research Laboratory.

IU is suing the state of Indiana so that it can continue to conduct experiments that involve the use of aborted baby parts. Earlier this year, IU filed a lawsuit that challenges the new abortion restriction law that prohibits the sale and transfer of aborted baby parts, LifeNews reported. The law, passed in March, says that the bodies of aborted babies should be cremated or buried.

This new legislation furthers a 2015 law that requires all aborted babies to be disposed of in a humane way. The university claims, however, that the law "would impair its scientists' academic freedom and shut down research efforts to uncover treatment for neurological disorders," the Indy Star reported in May.

Experts, on the other hand, say that aborted baby parts are non-essentials to medical advancements. IRTL President and CEO Mike Fichter says that aborted babies should be treated with respect.

"We believe aborted babies' bodies should be treated humanely and with respect," Fichter said.

Fichter is currently urging the IU's Board of Trustees to put an end to the university's use of aborted baby parts.

"Each aborted baby's brain being dissected by Indiana University researchers belonged to a little boy or girl," Fichter said in a press release. "We're sickened that a price tag of $200 was put on the brain of a deceased child whose life was ended in the barbaric practice of abortion. We urge the Indiana University Board of Trustees to step up and put a stop to the experiments on aborted babies."

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