Lab Mice and the US Senate

Sep 30, 2022

Animal researchers would be prosecuted if they did to lab mice what our client revealed the abortion industry is doing to human babies. But Kamala Harris and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) want to give the abortion industry a massive boon—unrestricted abortion on demand in which even partial birth abortions are legal ... so that Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers can resume selling baby body parts at an enormous profit.

Harris and Schumer are twisting arms in the Senate, trying to force a vote before the midterm elections kick radicals out of their congressional seats. Let’s make clear to all those running for office that the American people demand they VOTE NO on ABORTION! Then, read on to learn the latest in our court case defending Sandra Merritt, the brave pro-life warrior whose undercover videos shocked the world. —Mat

Demand legislators VOTE NO on ABORTION!

Sandra Merritt courageously investigated Planned Parenthood ... and then reported to the public the abortion giant’s ghastly and horrific practices in selling human organs, some ripped from apparently living babies.

Liberty Counsel has been defending Sandra from massive civil and criminal charges for over five years now. If we lose, Sandra faces 16 million dollars in fines and 10 years in prison for exposing the abortion industry’s gruesome dismemberment of helpless babies.

In our court case defending Sandra against the civil charges, Dr. Theresa Deisher took the stand. Dr. Deisher is an expert in adult stem cell research who obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Deisher was horrified reading various studies involving baby human hearts procured from a company named StemExpress, which evidence at the hearing showed were sourced from Planned Parenthood.

She knew those studies had to be conducted while the hearts were still beating when removed, without anesthesia, from the aborted babies. She consulted with co-defendant David Daleiden before he and Merritt filmed the undercover videos. Dr. Deisher told them that the research methods discussed in these studies would have required living fetal hearts.

In court, Dr. Deisher testified about the perfusion technique using the Langendorff method that is meant to be used on animal hearts. Deisher said she must go to great lengths as a cardiovascular researcher to make sure that the mice she studies do not suffer needless pain.

In fact, Dr. Deisher testified that scientific researchers would face ethical charges and go to jail if they cut beating hearts out of mice without anesthesia. Yet, this is exactly what is happening when human baby organs are being harvested. And this is exactly what Harris and Schumer want to continue by forcing states to legalize abortions.

Sandra’s videos revealed that Planned Parenthood abortion doctors are cutting the still-beating hearts out of babies born alive, then carefully carving up the baby’s fresh body to remove “intact specimens” of the child’s eyes, liver, thymus and other organs for “research” into, for instance, male pattern baldness drugs and vaccine manufacturing.

Harris and Schumer are so focused on passing an abortion bill that they are willing to blow up the longstanding Senate filibuster rule. Harris says she “cannot wait” to cast the vote that will break the filibuster and federalize abortion.

Meanwhile, Chuck Schumer is determined to shove abortion through the Senate before the midterm elections throw the pro-death radicals out of their congressional seats. 

If they successfully codify abortion, even partial birth abortions will be legal, in which the child is born alive with an intact body, but has its brains scrambled while its head is still in the birth canal. That makes it easier for Planned Parenthood to reap yet more profits from those born alive “intact specimens” that have made the abortion industry so much money.

We cannot stand idly by hoping this storm passes. We must stop the insane and evil push for abortion on demand NOW. Please, take a moment to fax Congress and demand they VOTE NO on ABORTION! 

Liberty Counsel was back in court defending Sandra Merritt on Monday. We will have another pre-trial conference in November, at which time the court is expected to schedule a criminal jury trial. I will update you when I can. 

 In the meantime, we are fighting for life in the states as well as on the federal level. Next week, we are filing briefs in Oklahoma and Kentucky defending life. These are just a few of the states in which we are active.

As you know, Liberty Counsel is ONLY able to fight for the unborn and defend pro-life heroes like Sandra Merritt thanks to generous donors like you. Please consider making a sacrificial donation to help us DEFEND LIFE and LIBERTY, and have YOUR GIFT DOUBLED by the Challenge Grant.

Finally, pray that life wins. Keep praying and keep the faith!

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

P.S. You can also add your name to our petition o urge Congress to block all abortion enabling legislation and preserve the filibuster.


“Abortionist Admits Crushing Babies for Profit.” Liberty Counsel, October 17, 2019.

“Sandra - Liberty Counsel.” Liberty Counsel. Accessed September 28, 2022.