Thank President Trump for moving U.S. away from unethical research practices
June 10, 2019
Last week the Trump administration and the Department of Health and Human Services issued new safeguards against the use of the remains of aborted babies in medical and scientific research. This was another major pro-life victory. President Trump is completely committed to advancing the dignity of life and the protection of the most vulnerable human beings – the children yet unborn.
As we at Priests for Life have known for decades, the abortion industry is engaged in a lucrative side business: Harvesting the organs, skin and tissue from the babies killed in abortion and selling those parts to medical researchers. Often these researchers have government funding, and some of this research actually takes place in government laboratories. That is going to stop. Government researchers will no longer use fetal tissue and no new contracts will be awarded government funding for research that does use the remains of aborted babies.
In addition, any research projects by groups and scientists outside the government will be carefully reviewed by an ethics advisory board that will then recommend whether that project is deserving of government funding.
The new rule includes two more provisions:
- New regulations will be developed to strengthen the ethical boundaries for all ongoing research using human tissue.
- The government will spend money to encourage new research into ethical alternatives that would replace research that uses the tissue of aborted babies.
This is truly great news, and every one of you who worked so hard to elect President Trump should be proud.
I’m writing you today to ask you to do two things.
One is very simple: Thank the president for this new rule. I’ll tell you how to do that.
The second thing is that I’m asking you to start now to do everything you can to ensure President Trump’s re-election. If a Democrat gets into office, we know he or she will make it a priority to undo all the pro-life progress we’ve made in the last two years.
We can’t let that happen.
Please click here to send a message of gratitude to President Trump.
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Father Frank Pavone
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