University of Minnesota accused of using fetal tissue illegally

The Thomas More Society charged the University of Minnesota Oct. 19 for illegal use of aborted fetuses in its research practices.

“The petition basically says to the Hennepin County District Court, ‘By what authority does the University of Minnesota violate Minnesota’s law prohibiting transplantation research on the fetal remains of aborted fetuses,” said attorney Erick Kaardal of Minneapolis-based Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson, P.A., serving as special counsel for the Thomas More Society.

The Chicago-based nonprofit law firm that focuses on pro-life cases filed a petition in the Fourth District Court of Hennepin County. Kaardal said that the firm acted on behalf of St. Paul-based Pro-Life Action Ministries and Minnesota graduate student Bridget Busacker because the current law in Minnesota doesn’t allow for research on aborted fetuses, according to statute 145.1621.
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It's also important to remember in these cases that the research requires Freshly Killed Babies as the University of Wisconsin admitted recently.
University officials, lawmakers and abortion activists have argued over the legality of fetal tissue research in Minnesota since last summer, when a U spokesman denied the existence of the controversial research on campus, then admitted that it was taking place.
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