How Many Unborn Babies Are Being Used For Scientific Research

12.10.10 | Sarah Harnisch

For the first time since biomedical research started, we have a number on how many requests there are every year for the remains of unborn babies lost to abortions for scientific research. Dr. Theresa Deisher, a molecular and cellular physiologist, was speaking in Washington D.C. last week. She said last year alone, 1 hospital, The University of Washington, filled out more then 4400 requests for fetal body parts for the purpose of biomedical research in 2009. She estimates that there are some 1.87 million transactions between medical clinics and abortion clinics every year.