Saturday, April 17, 2021

Biden Administration Cancels Bioethics Advisory Board - Taxpayer Funding will Now be Used for Research with Unborn Baby Body Parts


 
LifeNews reports that the Biden administration announced that President Joe Biden will make Americans fund research using body parts from aborted babies with their taxpayer dollars.
It is overturning a pro-life rule President Donald trump put in place barring taxpayer funding for federally-funded studies involving the use of fetal tissue taken from babies killed in abortions.
During his administration President Trump put in place a new bioethics advisory board recommending that the government reject funding for 13 of 14 research projects that plan to use aborted baby body parts
However, on April 16th, 2021 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) officially revoked the ban on using aborted baby parts in research.
Biden’s NIH released a notice saying that the agency was overturning the Trump administration’s policy that required all applicants for NIH grants involving fetal tissue from elective abortions to be reviewed by an ethics board. The notice indicated Biden was cancelling the ethics advisory board.
“NIH reminds the community of expectations to obtain informed consent from the donor for any NIH-funded research using human fetal tissue … and of continued obligations to conduct such research only in accord with any applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations, including prohibitions on the payment of valuable consideration for such tissue,” the notice reads.
A prominent pro-life group immediately condemned the decision.
“Biden and Harris, working hand-in-glove with radical appointees like Xavier Becerra, are moving rapidly to pay back their abortion industry allies and wipe out pro-life progress made under the Trump-Pence administration,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “From day one they have sought to expand abortion on demand, funded by taxpayers, against the will of the strong majority of Americans. Now they would force Americans to be complicit in barbaric experiments using body parts harvested from innocent children killed in abortions, with no limits of any kind. Pro-abortion Democrats push this deeply unpopular agenda at their own political peril.”
Pro-life scientists indicated research with aborted baby parts is unnecessary.
Dr. Tara Sander Lee, senior fellow and director of life sciences at Charlotte Lozier Institute, added: 
“The HHS decision to resume experiments using the body parts of aborted children defies both the best ethics and most promising science. Exploiting the bodies of these young human beings is unnecessary and grotesque. Fetal tissue was not, and has never been, used for polio or any other vaccine, nor  to produce or manufacture any pharmaceutical. There are superior and ethical alternatives available such as adult stem cell models being used by countless scientists worldwide to develop and produce advanced medicines treating patients now, without exploitation of any innocent life. All scientists should reject the administration’s attempts to prey on fears related to the pandemic to advance the practice of harvesting fetal tissue.”
Source: https://www.sba-list.org/newsroom/press-releases/biden-harris-admin-to-ramp-up-experiments-using-aborted-baby-body-parts
Edited from LifeNews and SBA List

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