Pat Robertson: Scientists are using ‘baby parts’ in an experiment to ‘make mice human’

According to Pat Robertson, “Adolf Hitler never did anything as bad as this.” If Robertson is referring to his ability to completely misinterpret a scientific study, Hitler may not have him outdone, but it’s damn near close.

On his 700 Club TV program this Tuesday, a segment referenced a study involving mice and fetal reproductive tract tissue. At one point during the segment, a pro-life activists claimed there was a since-cancelled that involved “humanizing mice.” That’s all Robertson needed to hear.

“Ladies and gentlemen, can you imagine—our government funding a human mouse experiment, baby parts aborted,” Robertson said. “$120 million they spent with your money, I mean this is monstrous, this is something out of a nightmare.”

“It’s just an absolute nightmare, ladies and gentlemen,” he continued. “Write your congressman and say look—I just don’t think as a United States government, we should be spending taxpayer money. It isn’t just that they’re encouraging late term abortions and paying doctors for baby parts, but that they’re marrying… trying to make a mouse human? A human mouse? I mean this is horrible, I don’t know what to say.”

As Newsweek points out, “humanized mice” experiments do exist, but not in the way Robertson is trying to make the most gullible in his audience believe.

…scientists say [the experiments] involve grafting individual human genes or tissues onto mice, largely in order to develop drugs and treatments that might be useful for humans. The experiments do not aim to “make a mouse human,” and instead create mice with limited human traits to be used for research.

Watch the segment below, via MMFA’s Jason Campbell:

Featured image via screen grab

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