HHS cancels UCSF contract for research involving human fetal tissue from elective abortions

“Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration” By Dave Andrusko The Washington Post (predictably) headlined the move, “Trump administration imposes new restrictions on fetal tissue research.” A more measured and accurate statement is that upon review, the Administration is taking …

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

“Today’s decision by HHS to no longer allow the use of fetal tissue in internal research reflects the goal of President Trump and his administration to promote respect for all human life,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “As HHS continues to advocate the use of alternatives to fetal tissue research and …

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U.S. Seventh Circuit Upholds Indiana Ban On Use Of Aborted Baby Parts For Experiments

INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Seventh Circuit has reversed an injunction blocking Indiana’s ban on the use of fetal tissue from aborted babies for experiments. Writing the majority opinion in the 2-1 ruling, U.S. Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook rejected District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson’s assertion that the language of the 2016 law is unclear. “The district …

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News release from Department of Health and Human Services

September 24, 2018 “After a recent review of a contract between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration to provide human fetal tissue to develop testing protocols, HHS was not sufficiently assured that the contract included the appropriate protections applicable to fetal tissue research or met all other procurement requirements. As a …

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Lawsuit Charges University of Minnesota with Illegal Procurement of Aborted Fetal Tissue

By Thomas More Society A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on June 7, 2018 in an appeal of a lower court’s dismissal of a taxpayer lawsuit that charged the University of Minnesota with illegally procuring and using human fetal tissue for research. The fetal tissue consisted of body parts …

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Capitol Hill newspaper reports FBI seeking Senate documents, “signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue”

By Dave Andrusko The Hill newspaper reported this afternoon that in recent days the FBI has requested “unredacted documents” obtained from abortion providers by the Senate Judiciary Committee, “signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request.” …

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Debunking the myths about human fetal tissue, extolling the ethical alternatives

By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today covers an incredibly broad spectrum of issues, but, necessarily, we pay much of our attention to threats to innocent life that are “in the news.” But I try as often as I can to talk about issues that may seem to be on the back burner–indeed, may even seem …

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New video from CMP—Unsuspecting technician faints the first time she touched an aborted baby

Eyewitness experiences of a former fetal body parts harvesting worker inside Planned Parenthood abortion clinics By Dave Andrusko The Center for Medical Progress released a 15th video yesterday, a chilling interview conducted by David Daleiden with Holly O’Donnell who once worked as a procurement technician for StemExpress, LLC. Mr. Daleiden, a citizen journalist and the …

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Fetal tissue from abortions is (still) not needed for research or medical treatments

By Maria Feeney, Tara Sander Lee and Kathleen M. Schmainda Two bills have recently been introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature to provide a path forward for biomedical research that honors the dignity of the human beings that it is meant to serve. These are the Fetal Remains Respect Act and the Unborn Child Disposition and …

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More Revelations from the House Select Fetal Tissue Panel Investigation, Part 3

The Academic/Abortion Industrial Complex Editor’s note. Last month, the special Select Investigative Panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee released its Final Report. The results of months of investigation, the special panel’s report addressed the involvement of Planned Parenthood in harvesting and possibly selling fetal tissue and organs harvested from aborted babies. Those results were …

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Findings of the House Select Panel Investigation, Part 2.

Congressional Fetal Tissue investigation also uncovers late abortion horrors Editor’s note. Last month, the special Select Investigative Panel of the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee released its Final Report. The results of months of investigation, the special panel’s report addressed the involvement of Planned Parenthood in harvesting and possibly selling fetal tissue and organs harvested …

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Grassley Refers Planned Parenthood, Fetal Tissue Procurement Organizations to FBI, Justice Dept. for Investigation

Editor’s note. The following was distributed today by the Senate Judiciary Committee. WASHINGTON – Following an investigation into the practice of fetal tissue transfers and the federal laws governing the practice, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is referring several Planned Parenthood affiliates and companies involved in fetal tissue transfers, as well as the Planned …

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