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National Right to Life Praises Trump Administration on Fetal Tissue Research Regs

Jun 5, 2019 | 2019 Press Releases

NRLC Praises the Trump Administration and Secretary Azar for Their Commitment to Advancing Ethical Alternatives to the Use of Fetal Tissue in Research Within HHS

The following statement can be attributed to Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life:

Today’s decision by HHS to no longer allow the use of fetal tissue obtained from aborted babies in internal research reflects the goal of President Trump and his administration to promote respect for all human life. As HHS continues to advocate the use of alternatives to fetal tissue research using tissue from aborted babies and review future requests regarding the use of such fetal tissue in external research, we know that this president and his administration will continue to do all that they can to ensure protection for the most vulnerable members of society.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.