“An inhumane subculture of research using the broken bodies of aborted infants tainted the important work that HHS sponsors,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “Our government should not be in the business of helping abortion vendors reap additional profits from their deadly business model.”
WASHINGTON D.C. (06-05-19) – Following news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would no longer use fetal tissue for its taxpayer-sponsored research involving “humanized mice,”Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins called the move “the only humane response possible to the abortion industry’s trafficking in infant remains. The Trump Administration once again has done the right thing in restoring a Culture of Life to our government and responded to requests from Students for Life of America and other pro-life organizations for ethical alternativesin research. We’ve known for quite a while that Planned Parenthood in particular had created a macabre subculture, trafficking in infant body parts. Ending this practice is ethically, scientifically and morally right, especially as we’ve learned that fetal remains are not needed for research.”
In fact, Maureen Condic in National Reviewnoted the following: “A search of the NIH-administered database of clinical trials for the terms “fetal stem cell” returns only 21 currently funded human trials (only two of which actually involve transplantation of fetal stem cells), compared with 5,072 trials using non-fetal cells. Science has indeed spoken — but not in support of fetal-stem-cell research.”
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Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1220 groups on college and high school campuses in all 50 states.