The New Mexico Alliance for Life has obtained a letter confirming that Curtis Boyd "facilitates" the collection of aborted baby body parts such as hearts, lungs, heads, livers, aortas, brain tissue, etc. from his late-term abortion clinic
to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
Not only is this practice disturbing and problematic on many levels, it is also in CLEAR VIOLATION of UNM Health Sciences Center's own "Oversight of Human Tissue in Research" policy which explicitly states: "not to allow for the purchase, donation or sale of human tissue to or from any outside entity" and "Under no circumstance will processes that appear to gift or sell human tissue in actuality or perception be allowed."
When NMAFL requested biohazard compliance records in accord with UNM's
use of human tissue in research, we were told "No, no such documents exist." Additionally, flying in the face of reason and integrity, UNM's Health Sciences Center's own vice chancellor for research, Dr. Larson told the Albuquerque Journal they "have no documents to show how much fetal tissue is sent from Boyd's clinic to UNM researchers, nor how often."
"It is unfathomable that our flagship university cannot even adhere to basic scientific research principles or ethics," said Elisa Martinez, NMAFL executive director. "By failing to adequately document, track and store human body parts puts into question UNM's ability to even conduct research, if they have no idea "how much" or "how often" they receive human baby body parts from late-term abortionist Curtis Boyd."
New Mexican's also demand answers as to how late-term abortionist Curtis Boyd is being compensated for "facilitating" the sorting of aborted baby hearts, lungs, aortas, heads, brain tissue, etc. for UNM's basic science research studies.
This all stems from UNM's Dr. Eve Espey's relationship with Curtis Boyd who entered into an invalid contract to train students at Boyd's aboriton clinic yet, alarmingly unaware UNMH officials claim to the Journal, they "didn't know" whether fellows or residents performed late-term abortions there.
Call the UNM Board of Regents today and tell them to shut down and investigate any Human Tissue Research study at UNM until they can ensure standards greater than that required by a middle school science fair project.
Phone: (505) 277-7639
Do you feel UNM's responses leave more questions than answers?
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