More than 100 members of Congress and the U.S. Senate have sent a letter to federal officials, demanding additional information about the fetal tissue experiments

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A panel discussion in southwestern Pennsylvania this week shined a spotlight on gruesome allegations regarding research at the University of Pittsburgh. Panelist David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress indicated the university’s decision to hire a law firm to probe the situation was inadequate. “That’s …

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Lankford, Hawley, Daines, McClain, Luetkemeyer Demand DOJ Investigation on Illegal Fetal Tissue Research

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Steve Daines (R-MT) along with Reps. Lisa McClain (R-MI) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), led a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and NIH Director Francis Collins asking for a complete investigation into the University of Pittsburgh’s abortion procedures and research. Recent reports from …

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University of Pittsburgh hires firm to analyze its research using aborted babies

By Samantha Kamman  The University of Pittsburgh has hired Washington, D.C., law firm Hyman, Phelps & McNamara to conduct an independent review of its research involving the bodies of aborted children. After the firm conducts its review, it will reportedly present its findings to the University’s senior leadership. Explaining the reason for its actions, the …

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Pro-life Pa. Legislators want thorough probe of University of Pittsburgh’s research practices

To investigate whether Pitt may be using body parts from babies whose hearts are still beating By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A group of Pennsylvania state Senators plan to introduce a bill which would launch a thorough investigation into the University of Pittsburgh’s controversial research practices. The push for legislation follows …

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It’s Time for a Thorough Investigation of the University of Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh should be thoroughly investigated amid allegations of researchers there harvesting body parts from babies whose hearts are still beating. “The Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act makes it clear—you cannot take the life of a precious baby to harvest organs. For the sake of babies, mothers, and taxpayers throughout the Commonwealth, …

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National Institutes of Health Reverses Fetal Tissue Requirements

Will No longer Convene NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board WASHINGTON – Late Friday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reversed a Trump-era decision to have all extramural research involving fetal tissue undergo review by an independent advisory board. The National Right to Life Committee criticized today’s actions by the Biden administration to …

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Biden administration to consider changes to Trump Policy which limits HHS funding for new medical research using human fetal tissue

By Dave Andrusko Among the many pro-life measures President Trump undertook during his four years in office was to end HHS funding for new medical research using human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions, unless authorized by an ethics advisory board. Since pro-abortionists have falsely insisted for decades that this cramps medical research, we always …

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Moderna COVID Vaccine Did Not Use Fetal Cells

By Wesley J. Smith Moderna has announced a vaccine for COVID that is 94.5 percent effective, developed in association with the NIH. This is a triumph for Operation Warp Speed and will redound to the benefit of President Trump’s legacy for anyone with a fair perspective. From the Washington Post story: Moderna’s vaccine, co-developed with [Anthony S.] Fauci’s institute …

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UK Government grilled over potential use of body parts of aborted babies

By Right to Life UK The UK Government has been grilled over the potential use of tissues or organs from aborted babies. In response to an organ scandal at Alder Hey children’s hospital, in which Professor Dick Van Velzen was found to have unethically and illegally collected over 2,000 body parts from 850 children, the …

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Trump administration firmly resists Democrats’ call to use the remains of aborted bodies in experiments

By Michael Cook  Lost in the blizzard of news about coronavirus statistics, lockdowns, social distancing and possible miracle drugs is an American controversy about foetal tissue research. The Trump Administration has consistently blocked this.  A  HHS statement in 2019 set out the following principle: “Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is …

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Don’t Listen to Doomsayers on Trump’s Fetal Tissue Research Ban

By Charlotte Lozier Institute  Recent opinion pieces express doom and gloom over new rules enacted by the Trump administration regarding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) federal taxpayer funding of research using human fetal tissue from elective abortions.  The policy is portrayed as bad for science.   However, one recent piece by San Francisco-based professors Irving Weissman …

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