HARRISBURG – A thorough investigation of the University of Pittsburgh is being called for by the PA Pro Life Federation amid allegations of researchers there harvesting body parts from babies whose hearts are still beating. Legislative Director for the Federation, Maria Gallagher said the PA Abortion Control Act makes it clear that you can not take the life of a baby to harvest organs. Under PA law, it is a felony to experiment on a living unborn baby or to refuse to offer medical care to an infant who has been born alive. Judicial Watch found that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has channeled at least $2.7 million into a project at the University of Pittsburgh that uses a tissue bank with body parts from aborted babies. Gallagher said we call on both federal and local authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the University of Pittsburgh’s research.