For Immediate Release
July 20, 2021
Director of External Affairs, Live Action
PolitiFact Confirms Organ Harvesting of Preborn Children at UCSF
PolitiFact’s attempt to “fact-check” Live Action News only verified that UCSF harvests the penises, clitorises, and gonads of preborn children.
San Francisco, CA. – Today, Live Action, a leading human rights nonprofit with the largest digital reach in the global pro-life movement, is exposing PolitiFact’s politically motivated attempt to refute a recent Live Action News article. The article concerned University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers’ procurement of aborted children’s reproductive organs. Organizations like Live Action News, Pro-Life San Francisco, and others have documented UCSF’s ongoing fetal experimentation. After Live Action and other pro-life allies held a protest of UCSF at the San Francisco Department of Health last week, entities like PolitiFact sought to prove the article wrong. Instead they:
- Misrepresented Live Action’s claims about UCSF
- Affirmed the veracity of all Live Action claims
- Erroneously declared our claims false because of the use of the words “harvest” and “procure” which are industry terms
Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, responded:
“Legalized abortion, the gravest human rights abuse, is now enabling other human rights abuses against innocent children to occur – like the procurement of their organs, including reproductive organs, for research and profit. The atrocities at UCSF show that legalized abortion has led the corrupt abortion industry to look for yet another way to profit from preborn babies’ deaths – now through harvesting their body parts. Despite PolitiFact’s attempt to split hairs over terminology regarding the collection of aborted baby body parts, the group’s “fact check” actually admitted that UCSF is obtaining aborted baby body parts for research, including their genitals.“
Rather than condemning UCSF’s gruesome practices, media entities are either ignoring the story or trying to refute the reality that UCSF itself has admitted to on multiple occasions, including in authenticated emails in which the harvesting of preborn children’s genitalia is discussed.
“When you have emails signed by UCSF employees in which they discuss the genitalia of aborted preborn children that they have collected (as seen here), you have the proof you need.
PolitiFact’s so-called ‘fact check’ even admits:
“The emails Live Action cites are real and it is true that UCSF conducts biomedical research using human fetal tissue, including fetal tissue from the genitals.”
“PolitiFact seems to take issue with our use of the words ‘harvest’ and ‘procure’; As they should know, ‘harvest’ means ‘the process of gathering’ and ‘procure’ means ‘something obtained, with care or effort.’ UCSF is absolutely gathering and obtaining fetal body parts. Their own emails admit it, and this fact check admits it. UCSF’s practices should be immediately stopped; if not, their taxpayer funding should be removed. What UCSF is doing is absolutely grotesque. PolitiFact’s work only affirms our reporting.”
Our full response to the fact check is here.
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and content reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org