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Major Pro-Life Victory: Federal Government Ending Fetal Tissue Research

TrĂ© Goins-Phillips : Jul 2, 2019  Faithwire.com

"Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump's administration." -US Department of Health and Human Services

(Washington, DC) — [Faithwire.com] In the beginning of June, President Donald Trump's administration quietly shifted the government's policy on the use of fetal tissue from elective abortions for scientific research. (Image: Louis Reed-Unsplash/via Faithwire)

The decision from the White House came after a 2018 letter signed by numerous pro-life organizations, including March for Life Action, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Concerned Women for America, urging the federal government to stop allowing research on fetal tissue for moral and ethical reasons.

Pro-life groups sent the letter to the Trump administration after learning the US Food and Drug Administration had signed a contract with a company called Advanced Bioscience Resources, which was supplying the US Department of Health and Human Services with fetal tissue for research purposes. That contract was terminated in late September 2018.

The letter urged the government to "find ethical alternatives as soon as possible" and to "end all association with those who participate in any trafficking or procurement of aborted baby organs."

"No taxpayer dollars should continue to go to this gruesome practice," the letter continued. "It is our hope that these reforms would start with you and HHS—and start today"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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